Sustainable and organic

Douro Wine Region Tour & Tasting

Sustainable and organic – the way forward. Wine growers and drinkers share similar objectives, with benefits for wine tourism.   Mountain vineyards of Daniel Anastasis, owner of Santa Irene Winery in Cyprus –  high up, away from civilisation, never sprayed, never watered. As in Santorini, the vines obtain their water…

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Wine paring with Soutzoukakia Smyrne-ika

How to Cook and what to Drink with Soutzoukakia Smyrne-ika   “Let me get this straight,” said Annabelle. “So, these people who sign up for this holiday will go to one of the most beautiful Greek islands and they have a choice between spending a lot of time on the…

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Announcing the 2019 programme

Wines and Tours wishes a Happy Christmas to all its followers And announces its 2019 programme of tours for wine lovers   For Wines and Tours, the year 2018 has been fraught with EU regulatory challenges. We’ve risen to them! Those kind people in Brussels who govern our lives and…

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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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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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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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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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