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Discover our selection of best wine and food tours in Tuscany for 2017. We have compiled the best experiences for you starting from 38€/pp.   · Vintage Fiat 500 (full-day from 125€/pp including lunch) Life is all about experiencing. With our exceptional Chianti tour aboard a vintage Fiat 500, you will have the time of your life. Meet up with your guide at the Renaissance Villa where you will be having your lunch and wine tasting later on.... read more

Memorial Day has passed, so summer barbeque season is off and running!  You or some of your guests may enjoy a glass or two of wine with your cookouts.  Sometimes we don’t finish the bottle and we end up with corked half empty bottles of wine crowding our counters or refrigerators. If you don’t think you will drink it, but you don’t want to waste it, try blending into your next meal.... read more

With June comes the perfect excuse to start planning your wine and food summer holiday. WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE VINEYARD? In the Northern Hemisphere, following the flowering and pollination period, the fruit sets and forms clusters of green baby grapes which continue to grow throughout the summer. It is very important to have fine stable weather conditions during the growing period to secure a good crop. In the Southern Hemisphere, things are quieter in the cellar - however,... read more

Having a wine tasting party, or just feel like having some wine? You might not be sure what foods go with the wine you like and vice versa. People have no problem cracking their favorite beer and drinking it with whatever snacks are around. But for some reason we get intimated when choosing a wine with our meal, or we feel guilty drinking wine with something we might not feel is suitable. It may surprise you that wine goes great... read more

For many people a cruise is the ultimate holiday, a destination that stays the same yet is always moving, a base amidst the changing beauty of many a scenic port town hugging the sunny coastline. The Mediterranean captures our imagination as an exotic land of culture and history, good food, good wine, and sunsets over quiet waves. Many Europeans make what could almost be considered a pilgrimage to its shores every year, its very name conjuring up images of relaxation... read more

One of the nicest ways to holiday, if you are a wine lover, would be to hire a car and drive around your favourite wine regions, stopping to stay in interesting places and visiting wineries. Add to that, tasting the food and exploring wine regions, and you have a memorable wine holiday. One of my favourite regions is La Rioja. Spain's most special wine region has over 500 wineries and is a short distance away from other Spanish cities: Bilbao, San... read more

The chocolate Easter bunny has become a modern symbol for Easter, but this religious holiday has a wealth of old traditions in many nations that are still observed and maybe even more delicious! Easter rituals around the world vary from eating sweet hot-cross buns here in the UK, to oranges in Norway and more strangely to rodent buffets (anyone up for it?) in Columbia. To tickle your taste buds, we have compiled a list of Easter traditions, unusual customs and... read more

May is the perfect time for a vineyard visit, whether you are in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere! South of the equator, in Australia, South Africa and Argentina, harvest time is over and the fermentation process is just beginning with this year’s grapes. You might be lucky enough to sample some wine straight from the barrel! In the Northern hemisphere, in France, USA and Italy, as temperatures rise to between 1... read more

What can be better than spending the Easter Sunday with a glass of good wine paired with your favourite chocolate? This sounds very intriguing, but do you know who actually came up with this idea? The history of wine and chocolate pairing is not very long, the idea being born in 2002 when Kevin Arnold was inspired by an article about the antioxidant and health properties of the cocoa bean and chocolate.  The innovative matching was introduced by the Waterford... read more

A trip to the Douro valley is a must for wine lovers, whether you're a fan of Port in particular or Portuguese wines in general. More than 2,000 years of winemaking have shaped this UNESCO World Heritage Site into a unique, vine-terraced destination dotted with wineries that welcome visitors with attractive tasting rooms, dining and accommodation options.  However, driving a car along the narrow, winding roads that make their way up the dizzyingly steep slopes is not for everyone. So... read more