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Top 5 Spanish Wines to say Adios to summer

Posted by gen On September - 4 - 2013ADD COMMENTS

Great wines from Spain to bid farewell to the summer. By Mary O’Connor, Planeta Vino The last days of summer are just behind us, and we need some nice wines to see us through the tricky transition into autumn.  It’s too early for big Spanish... more

48 hours in Lisbon for Foodies

Posted by gen On August - 1 - 20131 COMMENT

Lisbon for Food Lovers, Cellar Tours recommendations: From small, family-owned restaurants offering delicious and inexpensive food to high-end cuisine, the capital of Portugal has enough options to satisfy even the most demanding of foodies. And although... more

10 Best Restaurants in Paris for Wine lovers

Posted by gen On July - 12 - 20136 COMMENTS

The Ten Best Restaurants in Paris for Wine lovers- Cellar Tours Selection Paris is a city of over two million people, and is today the undisputed economic, political, artistic and gastronomic hub of France. Citizens of Lyon would undoubtedly disagree,... more

The Winding Stair Restaurant in Dublin

Posted by gen On May - 20 - 2013ADD COMMENTS

Guest blog-  The Winding Stair Restaurant in Dublin, Ireland By Maria Burpee One of the perks of my job is travel. This is about my gourmet experience in Dublin at The Winding Stair. With charming and simple decor and a down-to-earth staff the restaurant... more

Top 10 Godello and Albariño wines

Posted by gen On April - 26 - 20133 COMMENTS

Fine White Wines from Galicia It is hard to believe that until recently these two wonderful and increasingly popular white varieties – Godello and Albariño, grown in Galicia in north-west Spain – have languished in obscurity.  Of course, local growers... more

Cheese lovers guide to Portugal

Posted by gen On February - 27 - 20131 COMMENT

Portuguese Cheese Guide Although Portugal’s most famous contribution to food and drink is undoubtedly Port wine, its superb range of artisan cheeses, with their lengthy pedigree and traditions are equally a worthy addition to any gourmet’s... more

We get so many requests for romantic trips, from honeymoons to anniversaries, babymoons to Valentine’s Day trips, so we composed some fun ideas in Italy (is there anywhere more romantic?) for our special guests: 1. For lovers of the romanticism ... more

10 Interesting and Fun Wines for New Years Eve

Posted by gen On December - 28 - 20121 COMMENT

If you looking for ideas for interesting dry red and white wines to grace your dinner table this New Year´s Eve, read on…. There has never been a better time to enjoy the selection of interesting wines from all over the world, as now. Forty years ago,... more

Whiskey and Food Matching

Posted by gen On December - 4 - 20121 COMMENT

Food and wine matching is a complex and highly subjective topic. It causes endless debate as to which wines should be matched with certain foods and whether there should there be any rules at all, or is it purely a matter of taste? So you can imagine... more

The Wellington wine region was such a surprise. The Majestic and stunning Cape wine-route in South Africa I visited has many internationally known stars – Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and increasingly regions like Elgin and Robertson are being justly celebrated... more

Flowers and Flora in the Western Cape

Posted by gen On November - 12 - 20121 COMMENT

While our trip in Stellenbosch, Paarl and Wellington was concentrated on wine, we could not help noticing the astounding range of beautiful wild flowers and flora, a veritable Garden of Eden. The Protea, the national flower of South Africa, is particularly... more

Our trip continued with an enchanting day in the Paarl wine country. The region borders Stellenbosch to the south and is a mere 45 minutes’ drive from Cape Town, yet the growing conditions and resulting wine styles are quite different here. The town... more