Fun, Fun, Fun

We do have such fun on our Wine Tours. It’s almost a motto: “I want to have fun every day.” There’s something about wine enthusiasts that seems to make them bond together and enjoy themselves. Here are a few pictures taken during our recent Douro Valley ones. We give lots …

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The Raw Beauty of Santorini

Santorini  7-day Wine-tour holiday. July  21st to July 28th 2014 £897, not including flights, but tell us you’re interested and we’ll keep you posted with flight deals we find.   I went to Santorini for a week to explore the potential for a wine tour and stayed there for two. …

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Planning the Perfect holiday

Planning the Perfect holiday - Superb Golf

Planning the Perfect holiday for Wine-loving Golfers and their Spouses Although the worst of the long nights was over, sunset was still pretty early. As darkness began to fall, I was being shown round the grounds of Cyprus’ Aphrodite Hills Hotel, resort. “Gosh I couldn’t walk around like this with …

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English Wine

Mid October’s mini-southwest vineyard visits Our jaunt to the southwest of England to see vineyards on Saturday 15th October – a late summer day was fine and seemingly warm & sunny – luckily for us, especially for the 320 miles round trip! Having spent part of my childhood in south …

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Steam Trains and Wine

While spending a few days in the Alsace wine region, famous for its Cremants d’Alsace, its Rieslings, its Gewurztraminers and its Pinot Gris. I couldn’t help thinking how different the latter is in Alsace from its Italian counterpart of the same Grape varietal. Much sweeter and fruitier. As a whole, …

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Wine Harvest in the Douro Valley

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Blue sky. Perfect temperature. The occasional tweets of birds talking to each other, the buzzing of a fly. The near-total silence of the vine-carpeted mountainside interrupted as the truck’s engine spluttered into life. Victor plunged our truck down the rocky dirt track and the tyres spewed clouds of dust in …

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Tasting Vinhos Norte Wines

The other day I had occasion, at a Portuguese Wine Tasting, to re-taste the range of Vinho Verde Wines produced by Vinhos Norte, one of the producers partnering with us on our Portuguese Wine Tours. In the whites, the Alvarinho grape predominates; a number of their wines are blended with …

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