Wednesday, January 16th, Santo Wines collective will conduct an exclusive wine tasting event presenting prestigious wines from Santorini.
In celebration of the events for the distinction of Rethymno as European Wine City 2018 by the RECEVIN European Wine Cities Network, the Rethymno-Recevin Team, in cooperation with the Municipality of Amari and the villages of Nikiforos Fokas, has prepared a two-day wine event, dedicated to the villages and the hinterland, on the 2nd and 3rd November 2018.
This week the city of Rethymno earned a new distinction in being selected a “European City of Wine” by the wine union RECEVIN. The central Crete coastal city is the first city of Greece, and the only town outside of Italy, of Spain and Portugal to have received the distinction.
For travelers headed to Hungary this week, and especially wine lovers, VinCE Magazine is holding VinCE Budapest 2013. This world renown event offers seated tastings, masterclasses, and interactive workshops for wine enthusiasts along with associated culinary events.
First things first – tasting conditions are very crucial to the taste testing experience of a recently uncorked bottle of wine. You need to be in an environment where there are almost no outside conditions (ie food cooking, perfume, or any outside smells) that could alter your senses. Unexpected things like dish washer soap or having an incorrect glass can also change the scent of a wine so ensure that you properly clean your glass prior to beginning. To ensure that you are using the correct type of wine glass be sure to review the Glassware & Serving page on Have Fine Wine.
Spend Valentine’s Day wine tasting with your loved one.
Wine Lovers Tours, and established leader in the food and wine niche of travel tours, offers up their 2012 schedule of tours to Bordeaux and Cognac. Wine enthusiasts won’t want to miss out on an opportunity of a lifetime. Led by veteran tour organizer Vincent Marottoli Ph.D, guests of these tours will have the benefit of 30 years experience visiting these regions.
In news on the European river cruise scene, Gateway Destinations announced their upcoming collaboration with France Cruises for a once in a lifetime excursion into Bourdeaux wine country. The 11 day river cruise package begins in September, and highlights the wine of the region via sumptuous accommodations about the Mirabelle hotel barge.
Three-day gourmet festivities will be kicking off in the gardens of Prague Castle tomorrow, lasting till May 29, 2011.
Browsing the news this morning, I ran across a very nice smart phone app that wineries in Europe could greatly benefit from. By emulating the functionality of one the Monterey County Vintners and Growers Association created, other producers can add great visibility and value for their products digitally.
The underground wine cellars at Cricova are the largest such storage facilities in the world, making them Moldova’s wine treasure. The perfect combination of humidity and temperature make these massive caves underground the perfect spot for storing the best wines of Moldova. Best of all, visitors can tour these extraordinary cellars via tours.
Turkey’s wine producing areas are actually some of the world’s most productive and marvelous, though many are not familiar with them. For travelers to the Black Sea or Asia Minor, Turkey not only offers a unique experience, but some of the best food and spirits to be found anywhere. But then, what should you expect from the land of Troy?