What do you want from a Wine-Tour?

Rioja Wine 3 Day Tour - Wineries & Tastings

What do you want from a Wine-Tour?   Would you like a long-wine tour holiday, packing as much as possible into travel to a distant place? Are you after 5* luxury or is a budget wine-break more in keeping with your holiday plans? At wines and Tours, we try to…

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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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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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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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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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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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Sherry Triangle Tour

Sherry Triangle Tour – based in Jerez de la Frontera, Andalucia, Spain 16-19 April 2015: Despite the author being unable to join this year’s tour, due to an injury – our small part of five people from the UK – duly arrived at the Sherry Park Hotel, Jerez in time…

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Working with Spanish Wine Producers

TOUR OF SHERRY TRIANGLE 16th TO 19th April 2015  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…

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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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