Posts Tagged ‘wine’

On the radar: Georgia

On the radar: Georgia

Josef Stalin was born here, but don’t hold that against Georgia. Its capital, Tbilisi, is enjoying a makeover, with Viennese-style streets such as Rustaveli being restored, and new hangouts including a Buddha Bar (www.buddhabar.com) and the modern Georgian restaurant Mandari (www.mgroup.ge). (more…)

Get ready for extreme wine tasting

Get ready for extreme wine tasting

In a world gone crazy for Ironman Triathlons and Tough Mudder weekends, it is perhaps with a knowing smile that one can sign up for a very different kind of boot camp in 2013, set among the vineyards of Provence. (more…)

Sample wine in the West Country

Sample wine in the West Country

Wine lovers who have long crossed the channel to sample the best of independent vineyards will now find it easier than ever to enjoy wineries closer to home, thanks to the West Country Wine Trails brochure from Helpful Holidays. (more…)

Become a wine expert in six days!

Become a wine expert in six days!

Do you know which earthy red goes best with rich game? Why Grenache-Shiraz-Mourverde brings out the flavour of red meat with pepper sauce? Or why Chardonnay marries beautifully with grilled lobster but never with tuna? (more…)

Truffle and wine weekends in Provence

Truffle and wine weekends in Provence

Provence is beautiful in autumn – with warm weather and plenty to explore in the crisp countryside – and now Hotel Crillon le Brave has created two packages for visitors who make the most of the region during the season. (more…)

The new Yeatman hotel in Portugal is a wine connoisseur’s dream

The new Yeatman hotel in Portugal is a wine connoisseur’s dream

The Yeatman hotel opens in the historic port-making town of Oporto in Portugal, near the vineyards of the Douro valley, in early August. Wine features heavily throughout the hotel, from the enormous wine cellar to the decanter shaped swimming pool. (more…)

California drinking: wine tastings

California drinking: wine tastings

During the summer months California’s vineyards have a busy time on their hands, with numerous wine tasting festivals for visitors to choose from as many vineyards look forward to the autumn harvest. (more…)

The great French wine invasion

The great French wine invasion

Fine art galleries, sumptuous dinners, fantastic shopping and fields and fields of lush green vineyards – it’s no wonder that Bordeaux is such a popular summer holiday destination. (more…)

Aristocratic wine-tasting in Italy

Aristocratic wine-tasting in Italy

The ultra-luxurious 15th-century Il Salviatino hotel in Florence is offering a new and exclusive wine-tasting experience – but hurry, it’s only available until the end of the month. (more…)

Opulent wine hotel opens in Buenos Aires

Opulent wine hotel opens in Buenos Aires

The glamorous Algodon Mansion is the latest in a string of luxury boutique hotels to sprout up in Latin America, and promises to be one of the most extravagant yet. Perfect for wine-aficionados, the restored French-style mansion in Buenos Aires is the latest city outpost of Algodon Wine Estates & Champions Club – the famous Mendoza country lodge and the premier producer of Malbec. (more…)

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