Sustainable and organic

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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How to make your Greek Wine Tour Longer

How to make your Greek Wine Tour Longer And a special offer! The Beautiful lady in this photograph is Chef Krystina Kalapathakos, author of the Greek cookbook, “Back to my Roots”. There is a possibility that she might conduct the cooking class at our Andros wine-tasting holiday Sometimes people travel…

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What do you want from a Wine-Tour?

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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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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2018 Programme Announced

Wines and Tours wishes a Happy Christmas to all its followers And announces its 2018 programme of fun tours for wine lovers. We hope you all have a great Christmas with your families. When the last Christmas Cracker has been pulled, when the last mouthful of  Christmas pudding has been…

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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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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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