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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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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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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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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