And a New Wine-Tour Concept

Welcome to 2018 and a New Wine-Tour Concept . I guess, now that the Christmas festivities are over, that many of you will be thinking of your plans for your summer holidays. While you are doing that, I would like to ask you for your reaction to a new offering…

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2018 Programme Announced

Wines and Tours wishes a Happy Christmas to all its followers And announces its 2018 programme of fun tours for wine lovers. We hope you all have a great Christmas with your families. When the last Christmas Cracker has been pulled, when the last mouthful of  Christmas pudding has been…

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Jose Berger wine educator

Our video https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Pop2D2ZgSAQ shows our wine educator friend, Jose Ramon Jimenez Berger, (Jose Berger for short) in full swing during the evening start of our 4-day Rioja wine-tour in September 2016. In the last two years, we asked Jose Berger to introduce some of the styles of Rioja wines during our…

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Classification Notes on European Wines

Find out more about the classification on European wines . . . . I was recently asked to explain how the various wines of Europe have been classified, in each region the initials D.O. have a different meaning – (as in D.O. Jerez-Xeres and D.O. Montilla-Moriles). In Spain, D.O. stands…

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Greek Wine Kaleidoscope

A large band of crickets serenaded us as we tucked into our delicious starter of huge, tender, mussels in an olive oil and lemon sauce. Zephiros caressed our cheeks with a gentle, cool, breeze that turned the temperature of Greek summer sun to something just perfect. A couple of hundred…

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Why Rioja is such a popular destination

5 Reasons Why Rioja is such a popular destination for a Wine-Tasting Holiday   Rioja Wine Tours are popular with enthusiasts looking for a Wine-Tasting Holiday. Here’s why: In part it’s down to Phylloxera – the vine plague that struck Europe in the 19th century. France was one of the…

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Wine & Food week – Andalusia, Spain

Wine & Food week 17-23 April 2016 – Andalusia, Spain Our newly created 2-part “wine and food week in Andalusia” last month was a resounding success! Initially based in the aptly named Hotel Sherry Park, for the first 3 nights in Jerez de la Frontera, we greeted our party of…

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A mini wine-tour for €45

Our wine tours are usually complete wine-tasting holidays lasting for at least a weekend but extending to four days, a week or even a fortnight. In Cyprus, however, we offer private one day excursions into the wine routes of Troodos. Occasionally we even organise coach parties for our single-day excursions.…

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