Rioja dominates the quality wine trade in Spain. Like Chianti in Italy, Bordeaux in France, Rioja is the best-known wine producing region in Spain.
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Less well-known than neighboring Tuscany (and therefore with fewer tourists), Umbria is blessed with unforgettable landscapes from the Appenine mountains to Lake Trasimeno and the Marmore water falls and historic cities including Perugia, Spoleto and Assisi.
A once powerful country with colonies in Africa, Southeast Asia and the South America, Portugal today is fully part of the European community. From Porto (a world heritage city) in the north to Lisbon in the south, a visit to Portugal is endlessly rewarding and refreshing.
Ribera del Duero (literally: “the banks of the Douro River”) is among the great, elite wine regions of Spain. Very old vines produce wines of great power, authority and flavor. Along with the great houses of Rioja, the producers of Ribera del Duero have secured an important place on the world wine stage.
Tuscany, in central Italy, with the twin (and formerly rival) cities of Florence and Siena, is perhaps one of the most perfect and romantic places on planet earth. Legendary museums, cities, vineyards, cuisine, restaurants, hotels and people. An absolute must for wine and food lovers.
Piedmont’s most famous wine appellations, Barolo and Barbaresco, sit on the world wine stage next to the great wines of the Northern Rhone, Cote Rotie and Hermitage, their French neighbors.
Burgundy is the great rival of Bordeaux in the imagination and preference of wine lovers. The two great regions could not be more different. Finding great Burgundy is a search for the holy grail, But the search itself is much of the pleasure. Our tours will not only place you on the right path and will help you find one or two “grails”.
The southern tip of Africa is home to some of the most breathtaking beautiful vineyards in the world and exceptional wines. Dutch, English and French presence over 400 years have led to classic European culture married to the rich African homeland culture.
Catalonia is a distinct region in Spain that includes the great cities of Barcelona, Tarragon and Girona and the islands of Majorca.
The wine, food, culture and language in Catalonia are distinctly not Spanish! A visit in Catalonia is a revelation.
Bordeaux is, simply, the most important wine producing region in the world. Its wines are copied but never equaled. The region is the most important quality wine producing region in France and it is vast. Our knowledgeable staff will take you inside the most beautiful chateaux to meet the proprietors and taste their wines and share meals prepared from local Girondin ingredients in their own kitchens.
Israel is a modern cross road. North Africa, Ethiopia, Sudan, Georgia, Russia, Poland, Germany, Iraq, Yemen and all of the great European nations all nourish the culture of modern Israel; food, wine, dress and lifestyle.
Antique winepresses from thousands of years ago are scattered throughout Israel, together with modern, innovative wineries. Ancient and traditional methods, together with leading agricultural research have changed the worlds of agriculture and wine.
The Rhone River nourishes the center of France from Lyon to the Mediterranean Sea. It was the Roman “road” to the center of Europe in antiquity and today the center of a wine and food culture from the south to the north, from Chateauneuf du Pape to Cote Rotie.
Greece is the birthplace of western culture – in philosophy, in literature and in wine. Today, the Greek wine industry has undergone a complete transformation acknowledging the past but moving fast forward to the present with brilliant wines.
Hungary is not only a modern state it was the seat of an empire, and the wine culture and cuisine have given Europe Tokaj, goulash, paprika and stuffed cabbage and much more
Alsace, France’s eastern most wine region, was part of Germany for many disputed years. It was a contested region through the 19th and 20th century and the wines are French but made from German varietals. Storybook villages seem more German than French in Alsace. The food, starting with the famous sauerkraut seems more German than French. And yet this is France in full. And the spectacular wines are 100% French in their strength and their expression.