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Carnival in Europe – Five great Carnival Vacation ideas for wine lovers in 2014 Although most of us when mentioning the world carnival might instantly think of Sydney, Rio or New Orleans, Europe can still lay claim to the oldest and proudest Mardi... more

Bodegas Hermanos Peciña is one of our preferred wine estates in the gorgeous region of La Rioja, in Northern Spain. We love this winery  for its stellar wines, the great hospitality and exuberance of the hosts. We had the chance to chat to winemaker ... more

Ten Best Spa Hotels in Spain

Posted by gen On January - 13 - 2014ADD COMMENTS

Enjoy this selection of some of our favorite Spa Hotels in Spain, the perfect plan to beat the winter blues! Combine the spa trip with wine tasting and you have the perfect vacation! Spain boasts a formidable selection of luxury spa hotels that can easily... more

Ten Bubblies for New Year’s Eve

Posted by gen On December - 27 - 2013ADD COMMENTS

Cellar Tours selections for Sparkling Wines on New Year’s Eve New Year’s Eve is now so totally synonymous with great fizz that we all must wonder how people managed to celebrate New year, before the invention of sparkling wine? Most of us... more

Christmas Wish List for Food and Wine Lovers

Posted by gen On December - 14 - 2013ADD COMMENTS

Our 2013 compilation of Christmas gift ideas for gourmets By Simona Piccinelli, Italy Tour Specialist It’s that time of the year again, we are a few weeks away from Christmas and still need to find the perfect present for our loved ones, family,... more

Kilbeggan Distillery, located in central Ireland, makes some of the best premium whiskies in the world including Connemara Peated Single Malt, Tyrconnell Single Malt, Greenore Single Grain, and Kilbeggan Irish whiskey. We had the chance to interview... more

Top Basque Gourmet Restaurants in Pais Vasco and Pays Basque Cellar Tours recommend: The Basque country – and in particular the glamorous resort of San-Sebastian – is now a must visit destination for lovers of fine gastronomy traveling in Spain.... more

Insiders Guide to Truffles in Italy

Posted by gen On November - 27 - 2013ADD COMMENTS

Insiders Guide to Truffles in Italy- By Simona Piccinelli, Italy Specialist Truffles are a gourmet delicacy, one of the most expensive and desired in the world. Foodies  swoon over them, international top chefs search them out and bid for them at auction,... more

Which restaurants open in Barcelona on Sundays and Mondays? Sundays and Mondays are traditional closing days in Spain for restaurants and Barcelona is no exception. It is notoriously hard to find nice places to eat on these days and if you don´t plan... more

Spanish Sidra/ Cider from Spain

Posted by gen On November - 14 - 2013ADD COMMENTS

On the beautiful Atlantic coast in northern Spain, the production and consumption of cider has a history that stretches back to the first century B.C. Particularly in the region of Asturias (and to a lesser extent the Basque country) cider is considered... more

Tuscany in the Fall

Posted by gen On November - 8 - 2013ADD COMMENTS

Tuscany in the Fall- By Simona Piccinelli, Italy Specialist Tuscany is the ideal destination for a gourmet wine tasting getaway in the autumn! Imagine freshly pressed extra virgin olive oil on bruschetta; exquisite white truffles  shaved over handmade... more

Ten Icon wines from some of our favorite wineries in Chile: Despite the fact that wine has been made in Chile since the 16th century when Spanish monks first planted vines there, it is really in the last 25 years that Chile has come onto the international... more