Category Archives: Wine Tours

Working with Spanish Wine Producers

  20th century recollections of days working with Spanish Wine Producers. Some while ago towards the end of the twentieth century – I recall very many happy days with the famous sherry shipper – Gonzalez Byass. At an early point in my experience I remember being plunged into the deep end, by being asked to […]

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His hands spoke enthusiastically about the Winery’s processes for obtaining quality wines.

I was reminded of once in my childhood when I was sitting between my English Grandmother and my Greek Grandmother, translating between the two. English Gran said “It’s funny when you turn and talk in Greek to Yaya (Granny in Greek), you move your hands a lot. When you turn and speak in English to […]

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Planning the Perfect holiday

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 a short sleeved T-shirt in […]

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October or November 2012 – Golf and Wine holiday in Cyprus. Four different Golf courses, 3 wineries, some sightseeing. Estimated cost less than a £2000 including flights, hotels, meals, winery and other visits. Prices and details to be advised. Golf and Wine holiday in Cyprus. Four different Golf courses, 3 wineries, some site-seeing. Estimated cost less […]

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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 Loureiro. The overall result is […]

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Our Competition Answers

Many of our Competition Entrants asked if they could see the competition answers. They are published below.  8 people got to round 2 and 5 people made it to round 3. Nobody got the exact answers to round 3, but we decided to give a prize on the tie-breaker  to Andrea Weston with the slogan, […]

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7 Tips for Getting The Best Out of Your Wine Tour

If you are preparing to join us on our August or September Wine Tours or are taking your own trip to a vineyard or region this season, we have put together our 7 top tips to get the best out of your wine tour. Set off relaxed. We all try to do too much in […]

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Two Wine Trips to the Douro Valley to launch Wines and Tours Ltd

If the idea of tasting wines at a variety of Quintas, enjoying local dishes and traveling through the stunning scenery of the Douro Valley, appeals to you, why not join us on one of our Portuguese Wine Tours?

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Wine Tour in the Douro Valley

The Douro is blessed with an incredible climate for growing vines and fruit trees. It has heat coupled with a plentiful supply of water from the rivers, but the terrain is harsh and mountainous, necessitating much human toil that has been taken over by machines in flat wine-producing regions.

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