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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A mini wine-tour for €45

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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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From the Winelands of Portugal . . .

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Travelling from the Winelands of Portugal’s Douro Valley to the Winelands of Spain’s Rioja By Bill Warry, Wines and Tours Ltd. The next time you’re enjoying a glass of port, thank politics. Without treaties, trade and conflict, you’d likely just be drinking red wine. For centuries, much of the wine …

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So many Douro Valley Wine Tours

So many Douro Valley Wine Tours from www.winesandtours.co.uk ! by Victor Marques. About eight years ago I invited two wine merchant friends from the UK,  Bill Warry and Nicholas Collis, to join me on a Douro Valley wine tour I had organised for some Swiss customers of mine. They were …

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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

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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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