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If you want to experience the real France I would recommend not Paris, not Nice, not Cannes…but Lyon! Why Lyon? Because Lyon is a big French city yet it preserves its charm, its authentic feel, its real French atmosphere. Lyon will give you the best French experience: rich history, best food and best people. You should not wait too long to visit Lyon. And if you have already been to Lyon, I am sure you would like to... read more

Lovers of wine can reel off the world's best destinations with a click of their fingers. Bordeaux and Rhone Valley in France, Piedmont in Italy, Santorini in Greece - home to one of the oldest vineyards in Europe - and the Douro Valley in Portugal are all among some of the leading regions and for good reason. Here, you'll find excellent vineyards producing sumptuous wines. But the world of wine is vast and ever expanding. For lovers of the grape... read more

Photo credit: Serge Esteve -   A Sommelier is an expert trained in how to taste and pair wine to perfection. Sommelier’s are wine experts that simply get paid to taste wine. But a wine expert does more than that. Wine takes time to age. Experts know the best of wine in each and every season.  Every vineyard has a season to harvest the grapes for wine, but the grape clusters bud in the... read more

The Mosel-Wein-Nachts-Markt – Wine, Culture and Christmas Shopping on the Mosel If you have ever been to Germany in December, you most certainly will have visited a Christmas Market. But have you even been to the very special Mosel-Wein-Nachts-Markt? This Weihnachtsmarkt is organized in the so-called ‘Unterwelt’ or Underworld of Traben-Trarbach, a town halfway up to Mosel between Trier and Koblenz. The theme of this market is wine, enjoyment and culture. Since the 16th century the twin communities... read more

Two years ago I was lucky to discover Portugal - a beautiful country with wonderful people, great wines and delicious food. This year I had the opportunity to experience Portugal again and wanted to share my experience! It's hard to fit everything in and I'm sure no one would be interested in a post with hundreds of pictures and thousands of words, so I've tried to squeeze in all the best bits.   I want to start with the wonderful... read more

There is a region in Italy where Spring begins before the traditional day of 21st of March. It’s the eastern part of Veneto where the Prosecco denomination runs around the villages of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, 50 km from Venice, on the hills north of the city of Treviso.  photo: Prosecco wine is also made in Friuli Venezia Giulia region, but you can find the authentic Prosecco Superiore Conegliano Valdobbiadene DOCG only in this area, where... read more

Along the highway from Venice to Milan, lies the appellation of Franciacorta: a green sea of vineyards, where the renowned sparkling wines of the region are made. The area stretches from the river Oglio on the western border to the city of Brescia in the east, and from Mount Orfano (south of Rovato village) on the southeast area to the shores of Lake Iseo. If you are looking for a romantic destination, a good... read more

The now 7th edition of the International Wine Tourism Conference (IWINETC) took place in Reims, the city for kings, and the heart of Champagne region. More than 350 delegates came from 35 countries to discuss the latest industry topics and network. Champagne is one of the most visited wine regions in the world, receiving millions of tourists each year. Tourism to the region could explode further if Champagne gets the UNESCO World Heritage thumbs up this July. This year at IWINETC there... read more

Your votes are in from the nominations for the Popular Choice Award, part of the Winerist Blogger Awards 2015. Congratulations to Beth Willard, winner of the Popular Choice Award 2015! It was a close call, but with an astounding 300 votes, she is your sure-fire winner. Beth is a wine buyer who travels the world for her job. She shares her stories on her blog, What I Like About This Wine, with particular focus on Eastern Europe and Spain. You can check... read more

Announcing the very first Winerist Blogger Awards 2015! We decided to launch the awards as a way of celebrating some of the best blogging talents in the wine, travel and food community. The category winners were awarded for producing quality content relating to their industry sector. We considered how they share their blog with the wider community; this could be engaging with readers in their comments section or interacting on social media platforms. We also took into account... read more