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Taking a break from working out what Brexit, deal or no deal, means for us in 2019, I thought I would indulge myself in some happy memories of our 2018 tours (and puddings). Our tour season started in Provence in April, and we enjoyed superb weather as we explored the amazing diversity of wines this…(Read More)

Saturday in Piemonte was an immense day. After a relatively relaxed 9.45 start we arrived in Barbaresco a mere 15 minutes later from our hotel in Alba. This wonderful DOCG wine region is made up of many different parcels and many varied soils and microclimates. At Bruno Rocca, you get the most amazing perspective…(Read More)

Jerez Wine Tour Report

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Click here to read what my clients said about this tour In October 2018 I led two tours to this wonderful region.   Steeped in history, Jerez lives and breathes sherry and has seen at first hand the ever changing fortunes of this famous drink.  We heard from the people who are driving the change that…(Read More)

Our Piemonte gastronomy tour has commenced and a fabulous weekend of top class wines and Michelin starred cuisine is unfolding. Despite the appalling weather that has been assaulting Northern Italy this week, flights were early and we arrived at our lunch destination as they were still turning the lights on and folding the napkins! I…(Read More)

Our final full day was guaranteed to be one totally comprehensive look at the world of sherry: two visits, a pairing tapas lunch and dinner. Overnight, the heavens had opened so there was distinctly autumnal feel about the morning. Fortunately, there was a window of rainless opportunity just as we walked to Bodega Tradición…(Read More)

With people arriving from a variety of destinations, we convened in the hotel bar on Thursday evening for a celebratory glass of Tio Pepe Fino and part one of the sherry story. A short walk took us to La Cruz Blanca restaurant. A riotous evening ensued with the restaurant delivering a superb selection of starters…(Read More)

Our final full day in Jerez was destined to be absolutely full on. Two visits, lunch and dinner kept us occupied! We walked from the hotel to Bodegas Tradición. This was a new concept as the Rivero family purchased a number of old, high quality barrels from various producers in order to produce a…(Read More)

I’m delighted to report on our first ever Sherry tour! I am somewhat embarrassed to admit that after nearly 30 years in the wine trade it took me until January 2018 to actually visit the beautiful town of Jerez. Steeped in history, Jerez lives and breathes sherry and has seen at first hand the…(Read More)

Click here to read what my clients said about this tour In September 2018 I ran a tour to three wine regions in northern France: Champagne, Chablis and Sancerre, the ‘Golden Triangle’.  With people flying in from Heathrow, Gatwick, Birmingham, Southampton and Luton our first day happily started bang on schedule as we drove east…(Read More)

Sicily wine tour 2017

Click here to read what my clients said about this tour Over three tours during Spring 2017 and two in Spring 2018 we enjoyed wonderful hospitality, a lot of laughter, the abundance and flavour of Sicilian food, and best of all discovered the range and quality of Sicilian wine. The tours commenced on Wednesday afternoon…(Read More)