Summer 2011

Chateu du Tertre

Index

1. Recommended Wine: Château Fuissé Le Clos 2007, Burgundy
2. Wine Tour Day Excursions: Sauternes, France
3. Culinary Tours: Cooking in Cascais, Portugal
4. Featured Tour this Season: Spain Gourmet Tour
5. Wine Region Highlight: Loire Valley, France
6. Restaurant Review: Ombrone, Tuscany
7. Hotel Highlight: The Cliff House, Ardmore, Ireland
8. What’s in season: Garlic
9. Summer Cocktail Recipe: Smoked Palomino
10. Luxury Gourmet Tours in France, Ireland, Italy, Portugal and Spain

Autumn 2010

Harvest Colors

Index

1. Recommended Wine: Prephilloxera La Vigna di Don Peppino 2005 DOC, Tenuta delle Terre Nere
2. Wine Tasting Tours: Andalucía Wine Tours, Southern Spain
3. Culinary Excursions: Olive Oil & Chocolate Tasting, Tuscany
4. Featured Tour this Season: Irish Whiskey Tours
5. Wine Region Highlight: Champagne, France
6. Restaurant Review: Vila Joya, Algarve
7. Hotel Highlight: Yeatman Wine Hotel, Oporto
8. What’s in season: Courgette/Zucchini
9. Cocktail Recipe: The Old Fashioned
10. Luxury Gourmet Tours in France, Ireland, Italy, Portugal and Spain

Summer 2010

Sunflowers

Index

1. Seasonal Tour: Kinsale Arts Week, Ireland July
2. Recommended Wine: Tapada de Coelheiros Garrafeira
3. Wine Tasting Tours: Bordeaux wine tours
4. Food Tours: Umbria culinary tours, Italy
5. Wine Region Highlight: Bierzo, Northern Spain
6. Restaurant Review: Casino House, Ireland
7. Hotel Highlight: Villa Mangiacane, Tuscany
8. What's in Season: Eggplant/Aubergine
9. Summer Cocktail Recipe: Pimm’s Cup
10. Luxury Gourmet Tours in France, Ireland, Italy, Portugal and Spain

Winter 2009

Winter Scene Northern Italy

Index

1. Seasonal Tour: Valentine`s Day Weekend in Granada, Spain
2. Recommended Wine: Edi Kante Malvasia, Friuli
3. Wine Tasting Tours: Northern Spain Wine Tours
4. Food Tours: Perigord Culinary Tours
5. Wine Region Highlight: Friuli
6. Restaurant Review: Casa Marcial de Ariondas
7. Hotel Highlight: Il Salviatino, Tuscany
8. What’s in Season: Fennel
9. Winter Cocktail Recipe: Clementini
10. Luxury Gourmet Tours in France, Ireland, Italy, Portugal and Spain

Autumn 2009

Colorful Harvest Vines

Index

1. Seasonal Tour: November, White Truffle Fair San Miniato
2. Recommended Wine: Château Haut Garrigue Saussignac
3. Wine Tasting Tours: Sicilian Wine Odyssey
4. Food Tours: Biarritz & Pays Basque Culinary Tours
5. Gourmet Day Excursions: Truffle Hunting in Umbria
6. Restaurant Review: Foz Velha, Oporto
7. Hotel Highlight: Casa Fuster, Barcelona
8. What’s in Season: Pumpkin
9. Cocktail Recipe: Hot Buttered Rum
10. Luxury Gourmet Tours in France, Ireland, Italy, Portugal and Spain

Summer 2009

Bordeaux Chateux

Index

1. Seasonal Tour: Sept 24-27 Gourmet Oyster Festival Galway
2. Recommended Wine: Anthìlia, Donnafugata, Sicily
3. Wine Tasting Tours: Lisbon Wine Tasting Weekend
4. Food Tours: Portofino and Cinque Terre Culinary Tours
5. Gourmet Day Excursions: Cooking and Gardening in Cork
6. Restaurant Review: Tragabuches, Ronda
7. Hotel Highlight: Château Cordeillan-Bages, Bordeaux
8. Summer Cocktail Recipe: The Amalfi
9. What’s in Season: Blueberries
10. Luxury Gourmet Tours in France, Ireland, Italy, Portugal and Spain

Spring 2009

Portuguese Fine Dining

Index

1. Seasonal Tour: Gourmet Jazz Weekend May 22-24, Bologna
2. Recommended Wine: Castillo Cuzcurrita, Rioja
3. Wine Tasting Tours: Douro Valley Port Wine Tours
4. Food Tours: Barcelona Culinary Weekends
5. Gourmet Day Excursions: Balsamico Tours, Modena
6. Restaurant Review: Chapter One, Dublin
7. Hotel Highlight: 5* Kempinski Giardino di Costanza, Sicily
8. What’s in Season: Strawberries
9. Cocktail Recipe: Spring Mimosas
10. Luxury Gourmet Tours in Ireland, Italy, Portugal and Spain

Winter 2008

Wine Glass

Index

1. Seasonal Offering: Venice Carnival Luxury Tour February 14-16, 2009
2. Recommended Wine: Tignanello, Tuscany
3. Wine Tasting Tours: Winter Wine Weekends in Valtellina
4. Culinary Tours: Gourmet Grand Tour of Ireland
5. Gourmet Day Excursions: Private Cooking Classes in Cascais
6. Restaurant Review: Tribia, Can Bonastre Wine Resort, Penedès
7. Hotel Highlight: Convento do Espinheiro, Hotel & Spa, Évora
8. What's in Season: Olives
9. Cocktail Recipe: Dry Martini
10. Luxury Gourmet Tours in France, Ireland, Italy, Portugal and Spain

Autumn 2008

Emilia Romagna Countryside

Index

1. Slow Food 2008 Salone del Gusto, Turin, Piedmont
2. Recommended Wine: Pago Casanova, Ribeiro, Galicia
3. Wine Tasting Tours: Catalan Wine Connoisseurs Tour
4. City Profile: Cascais, Portugal
5. Hotel Highlight: Ferragamo´s Portrait Suites, Rome
6. Restaurant Review: Ballymaloe House, Cork, Ireland
7. Culinary Tours: Cooking & Touring Weekend Lake Garda
8. Gourmet Topic: True Italian Carbonara
9. What’s in Season: Pomegranate
10. Cocktail Recipe: Negroni, Italy

Summer 2008

Wine Bottle & Glass

1. Recommended Wine: Dominio de Tares, Bierzo
2. Winery Profile: Feudi di San Gregorio, Campania
3. Wine Tasting Tours: Taormina and Mount Etna Wine Weekends
4. City Profile: Hondarribia, Spanish Basque Country
5. Hotel Highlight: Aquapura, Douro Valley Wine Country
6. Restaurant Review: Aponiente, El Puerto de Santa Maria
7. Culinary Tours: Gourmet Grand Tour of Italy
8. Gourmet Corner: Rare Whiskey Tastings, Guernika
9. What’s in Season: Chili Peppers
10. Cocktail Recipe: Rebujito, Andalusia

Autumn 2007

Cillian Mc Carthy

1. Recommended Wine: Donnafugata Ben Ryé Passito di Pantelleria, Sicily
2. Winery Profile: Casanova di Neri, Montalcino, Italy
3. Wine Tasting Tours: Verona and Amarone Wine Tasting Weekends
4. City Profile: Bologna, Italy
5. Hotel Highlight: Luxury Hotel Marques de Riscal, Spain
6. Restaurant Review: Viridiana, Madrid, Spain
7. Culinary Tours: Umbria, Italy
8. Gourmet Corner: La Loja do Vinho, Sintra, Portugal
9. What’s in Season: Radicchio
10. Cocktail Recipe: The Bellini, Venice, Italy

Spring 2007

Wine Tours Newsletter

1. Recommended Wine: Itsasmendi No.7, Basque Country, Spain
2. Winery Profile: Tapada dos Coelheiros, Alentejo, Portugal
3. Cellar Tours Day Excursions: Madrid Gastronomic Experience
4. Ultra Luxury Wine Tasting Tours: Tuscan Wine Connoisseurs Tour
5. Restaurant Review: La Galeria, Logroño- La Rioja, Spain
6. Hotel Highlight: La Villa, Mombaruzzo, Italy
7. City Profile: Siena, Italy
8. Gourmet Corner: Cavedoni Balsamic Acetaia, Modena, Italy
9. What’s in Season: Artichokes

Autumn 2006

Wine Tours Newsletter

1. Recommended Wine: Feudi di San Gregorio Lacryma Christi, Campania, Italy
2. Winery Profile: Ontañon, La Rioja, Spain
3. Wine Tasting Tours: Italian Riviera and Piedmont- Wining and Dining
4. Cellar Tours Luxury Day Excursions: Venice and Prosecco Wine Country, Italy
5. Food and Wine Vacations: Gourmet Central and Northern Spain
6. Guest Chef and Recipe: Jay Ciccarelli, Mallorca, Spain
7. Restaurant Review: Casa Nun, Cadaques, Spain
8. Hotel Highlight: Palacio de la Merced, Burgos, Spain
9. Gourmet Corner: Casa dos Lagares, Portugal
10. What’s in Season: Chestnuts

Spring 2006

Wine Tours Newsletter

1. Recommended Wine and Winery Profile: Abadia Retuerta, Spain
2. Wine Tasting Tours: La Rioja, Spain
3. Cellar Tours Luxury Weekends: Milan and Franciacorta, Italy
4. Cooking Vacations: Barcelona, Spain
5. Wine Region Profile: Campania, Italy
6. Restaurant Review: Fortaleza do Guincho, Portugal
7. Hotel Highlight: 5 * Lapa Palace, Lisbon, Portugal
8. Reserva y Cata, Madrid, Spain
9. What’s in Season: Calçots
10. Custom Designed Gourmet Tours in Spain, Italy and Portugal

Autumn 2005

Wine Tours Newsletter

1. Recommended Wine and Winery Profile: Quinta da Pacheca, Portugal
2. Wine Tasting Tours: Douro Valley, Portugal
3. Cellar Tours Luxury Weekends: Florence, Italy
4. Cooking Vacations: Montepulciano, Tuscany, Italy
5. Guest Chef and Recipe: Chef at Bologna Vecchia Scuola di Cucina, Italy
6. Restaurant Review: Akelarre, San Sebastian, Spain
7. Hotel Highlight: Casa das Rainhas, bidos, Portugal
8. Gourmet Corner: La Formatgeria de la Seu, Barcelona, Spain
9. What's in Season: Truffles
10. Custom Designed Gourmet Tours in Spain, Italy and Portugal

May 2005

Wine Tours Newsletter

1. JP's Corner- Wine of the month: Herdade do Esporo, 2002 Aragons
2. Cooking Vacations: Culinary Vacation in Lisbon and Portuguese Wine Country
3. Food and Wine Weekends: San Sebastian and Bilbao, Spain
4. Wine Region Profile: Maremma, Italy, Land of Super Tuscans
5. Guest Chef & Recipe: Francesca & Alessandra, Private Cooking Classes in Venice, Italy
6. Boutique Hotel Review: 345 Guest House, Portugal
7. Luxury Wine Tours: Spain

March 2005

Wine Tours Newsletter

1. JP's Corner- The Cork Debate rages on
2. Cooking Vacations: Culinary Journey of Central & Northern Spain
3. Wine Tasting Day Excursions: Port Lodge Tour, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
4. Winery Profile: Pedro Domecq, Sherry Country, Spain
5. City Profile: Salamanca, Spain
6. Guest Chef & Recipe: Jordi Artal, Owner Chef of Cinc Sentits, Barcelona, Spain
7. Unique Wine Hotel Review: Hacienda Zorita, Spain
8. Ultra Luxury Art & Wine Tours: Florence and Tuscany, Italy

February 2005

Wine Tours Newsletter

1. JP's Corner- Wine of the Month:
2. Gourmet Tours: Cooking Classes in Madrid, Spain with Pilar Latorre
3. Wine Tasting Day Excursions: Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
4. Winery Profile: Marques de Murrieta, Rioja, Spain
5. City Profile: Palma de Mallorca, Spain
6. Culinary Focus: Andalusian Cuisine, Southern Spain
7. Charming Hotel Review: York House, Lisbon, Portugal
8. Luxury Honeymoons: Deluxe Food & Wine Tour of Italy, Piedmont to Amalfi

January 2005

Wine Tours Newsletter

1. JP's Corner- Wine of the Month: Marques de Riscal Sauvignon, Rueda, Spain
2. Ultra Luxury Weekends: Castles and Cellars in Navarre & Rioja, Spain
3. Food and Wine Day Excursions: Franciacorta Bubbly, Lombardy, Italy
4. Winery Profile: Conrera de Scala Dei, Priorat, Spain
5. City Profile: bidos, Portugal
6. Restaurant Pick: 3 Michelin Starred Arzak, San Sebastian, Spain
7. Guest Chef & Recipe: Juan Mari Arzak, Michelin Starred Chef, San Sebastian, Spain
8. Gourmet Honeymoons- Spain's Catalan Wine Country

December 2004

Wine Tours Newsletter

1. JP's Corner- Wine of the Month: Vino alla Mandorla, Marsala, Italy
2. Ultra Luxury Weekends: Wines & Weekend in the Vines, Barcelona, Spain
3. Food and Wine Day Excursions: Lusitano Stallions and Cork Forests
4. Winery Profile: Bodegas Faria, Toro, Spain
5. City Profile: Girona, Spain
6. Guest Chef & Recipe: Helio Loureiro, Head Chef of 5* Porto Palacio, Portugal
7. Restaurant Pick: Michelin Starred Gualtiero Marchesi, Franciacorta, Italy
8. Gourmet Honeymoons- Portugal

November 2004

Wine Tours Newsletter

1. JP's Corner- Wine of the Month: Anima Negra, Mallorca, Spain
2. Pampering Cooking Weekends: Luxury Mallorca, Spain
3. Food and Wine Day Excursions: Gourmet Ham Experience, Seville, Spain
4. Winery Profile: Dow's, Port Country, Portugal
5. City Profile: Coimbra, Portugal
6. Guest Chef & Recipe: Head Chef, 5* Mas de Torrent, Costa Brava, Spain
7. Restaurant Pick: Cinc Sentits, Barcelona, Spain

September 2004

Wine Tours Newsletter

1. JP's Corner, Wine of the Month
2. Luxury Wine Tours - Douro River Cruise & Harvest Wine Tasting, Portugal
3. Food & Wine Day Excursions: Cheese & Olive Oil Experience, San Sebastian
4. Winery Profile: Marte, La Mancha, Spain
5. City Profile: Bilbao, Spain
6. Guest Chef & Recipe- Marc Fosh from Michelin Starred Read's, Mallorca, Spain
7. Haute Cuisine: Casa del Temple, Toledo, Spain
8. Luxurious Palatial City Hotel: 4* Neri, Barcelona, Spain

August 2004

Wine Tours Newsletter

1. JP's Corner, Wine of the Month
2. Luxury Wine Tours by Chauffeured Mercedes- Lisbon, Portugal
3. Food & Wine Day Excursions: Txacoli Wine Country, Spain
4. City Profile: Evora, Portugal
5. Winery Profile: Lustau, Sherry Wine Country, Jerez, Spain
6. Gourmet Highlight: Spanish Recipes for Summer- Salmorejo
7. Restaurant Review: Tt, Madrid, Spain
8. Historic & Charming Hotel Review: Parador de Lerma, Spain

July 2004

Wine Tours Newsletter

1. Luxury Wine Tours by Chauffeured Classic Cars- Spain
2. Food & Wine Day Excursions: Vinho Verde Wine Tour, Oporto, Portugal
3. Village Profile: Laguardia, La Rioja, Spain
4. Winery Profile: Clos de l'Obac, Priorat, Spain
5. Gourmet Highlight: Portuguese Recipes- Bacalhau Salad with Cilantro
6. Wine Region Highlight: Somontano, Spain
7. Luxury Hotel Review: 5* Mas de Torrent Relais Chateaux


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