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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)

Slovenia wine tour

Click here to read what my clients said about these tours In 2017 I ran two tours to Slovenia, a wonderful wine region that truly deserves to be properly discovered.  Word spread, and in 2018 I took a further 33 people on a further voyage of discovery! Goriska Brda This beautifully picturesque region to the…(Read More)

Click here to read what my clients said about this tour In June 2018 we based ourselves in the historic city of Valladolid, and visited some great winemakers in the surrounding area.  Our tours in 2012 had been a huge success, and I had very high hopes, which were more than exceeded. Rueda Our first…(Read More)

Click here to read what my clients said about this tour Our two Provence tours in 2018  took place under largely blue skies, with the exception of a couple of days in June of unseasonable rain.  On both tours we gained agreat insight into the wines and cuisine of this beautiful area, the quality of…(Read More)

Rhone Wine Tour report

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Click here to read what my clients said about this tour In 2013 I ran five tours to the Rhone Valley. On each tour we got straight down to business from Lyon Airport. A 45 minute drive took us to the to small village of Ampuis, home to some of the biggest names of the…(Read More)

Click here to read what my clients said about this tour I always refer to this tour as our ‘Verona’ tour, although the place is more famous for Shakespearean references than wine! It is however in the centre of the Veneto, which has some of Italy’s most interesting wine regions – Soave, Valpolicella and Bardolino…(Read More)

Click here to read what my clients said about this tour In Spring 2014 I ran six tours to Catalonia, taking over 70 people across the tours. Flying in to Barcelona Airport I don’t think anyone expected the exceptional quality and diversity this relatively unknown region had to offer. We stayed in a lovely…(Read More)

Chile Wine Tour Report

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Click here to read what my clients said about this tour In November 2015 I ran two wine tours to Chile (and one to Argentina – read that tour report here). I had last visited Chile in 1998 when the infrastructure (particularly roads) was in urgent need of improvement and the cuisine left a lot…(Read More)

Tim Syrad Chile & Argentina wine tours

Having run two tours in 2011, it was great to visit Mendoza again and update ourselves on the wines produced around Mendoza and in the Uco Valley. The political and financial situation has created a few issues in Argentina to say the least and despite a sound wine economy, inflation has made exports less competitive…(Read More)

Click here to read what my clients said about this tour In Spring 2015 I ran seven tours to Umbria and Southern Tuscany. We last visited Tuscany in 2005, but rather than repeat that tour I was keen to go over the regional border into Umbria to discover more about the wines of Montefalco and…(Read More)