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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)

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Puglia Wine Tour Report

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Click here to read what my clients said about this tour In Spring 2016 I took four groups of wine lovers on tour to Puglia. We were based in Lecce, a gloriously beautiful Greco Roman town, from which we ventured each day to explore different areas. Both tours commenced on Wednesday evening, with a dinner…(Read More)

portugal wine tour

Click here to read what my clients said about this tour In May 2016 my Portugal Wine Tour, based in Oporto, took us up the Douro Valley, south to the Dāo region and north to the Minho. Up the Douro Valley by train Following a welcome dinner at the Aurora restaurant in Porto on…(Read More)

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Germany Wine Tour Report

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Click here to read what my clients said about this tour In June and July 2016 I took two groups on tour to some of the wine regions of Germany. We were based in Wiesbaden, a picturesque spa city and an ideal base to explore a good number of different areas in a short time…(Read More)

Burgundy wine tour

Click here to read what my clients said about this tour In September a group of 20 of us enjoyed four days exploring the wines of Burgundy. For the most part we stayed close to Beaune, but we were still able to experience a range of wines, and enjoy the hospitality of diverse vignerons, making…(Read More)