Cellar Tours Blog

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

Wine Tasting Weekend in South Africa- Stellenbosch

Posted by gen On November - 12 - 20125 COMMENTS

Where to begin? The wine tours arranged for us in South Africa this last September were just extraordinary! A complete range of boutique and garage estates to premium state of the art cellars.  My wonderful travel companions for most of the tour were... more

This past September we had the pleasure and honor to receive an invitation to travel to South Africa to attend Vindaba 2012, the first trade fair dedicated to Wine Tourism in South Africa. Vindaba- First wine tourism fair in South Africa- a success! It... more

Jewish Heritage in Italy and Italian Kosher Wine

Posted by gen On October - 25 - 20123 COMMENTS

Italy has a unique place amongst European nations in Jewish history. The legacy of Jewish culture in Italy spans over two thousand years – from the early recorded Roman period to today. The country contains some of the oldest communities of Jewish citizens... more

Spain´s glamorous and bustling capitol of Madrid has literally thousands of restaurants, and Madrileños eat out more than even New Yorkers it would seem.There are eateries on literally every corner to fit every price point, ambiance and imaginable cuisine. And... more

Visiting Cognac- How to and Travel Notes

Posted by gen On September - 11 - 20122 COMMENTS

Visiting Cognac- How to and Travel Notes Cognac is much more than just a variety of Brandy. In fact, the legendary spirit itself, which has been produced for hundreds of years in south-west France is just part of a much bigger picture  – the region... more