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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From the Winelands of Portugal . . .

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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Andalusia, southwest Spain

Our proposed week in Andalusia, southwest Spain – mid to late April 2016 Having had the great pleasure of visiting the centre of Andalusia, in south-west Spain in the beautifully scenic Cordoba province – in and around the Montilla-Moriles wine region late in September 2015 – I quickly changed my…

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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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