Piedmont’s wine country in Northwest Italy is spectacularly beautiful and varied from the dramatic valleys overshadowed by the Alps to the sparkling lakes, and of course to the fairytale wine roads of Langhe, Roero, Monferrato, and Alto Piemonte. Yet until only the last few years, luxury hotels in the wine country (especially Barolo and Barbaresco) […]
Which Champagne houses to visit? Champagne is perhaps the most famous and simultaneously misunderstood of all the great wine regions of France. These hallowed vineyards – found east of Paris – have been making wine since early Roman times, however, throughout the majority of Champagne’s history, nothing sparkled. By the early 16th century, still wines […]
Seville is considered by many to be the “Tapas Capital of Spain,” and hence of the world! There are thought to be more than 3000 tapas bars, the highest concentration anywhere. What is on offer is a fantastic range of food. There’s something to suit all tastes, and it would be impossible to try to […]
The Microbrewery Revolution Ireland has enjoyed a prosperous brewing culture for over 200 years. In the late 18th century, there was an explosion in the brewing industry – by the beginning of the 19th century, over two hundred breweries were registered across Ireland. Government legislation in the 18th century reduced the taxation on brewing against […]
What are the best vineyard hotels in Tuscany? Wine lovers in Tuscany are spoiled for choice when it comes to beautiful vineyards, charming restaurants, and quaint family-run wine estates; however, luxurious and stylish accommodation has in years past, not been one of the highlights of the rural Tuscan wine country. Not any longer! Wine hotels […]
What kind of wine is Barolo? Barolo can genuinely claim to be the King of Italian wines; produced in the Northern Italian region of Piedmont from that most individual of grapes – Nebbiolo. The wine offers a unique structure of mouth-filling acidity and tannin with an aroma and flavor of remarkable delicacy. It is the […]
Sardinian Wine It takes a stony disposition not to be captivated by Sardinia. Even if you cannot surrender yourself to the pristine beaches, hilltop villages, and benign climate, then the incredible landscape will take your breath away. It’s an irresistible proposition: miles and miles of unspoiled scenery, consisting of expansive bays, azure-blue ocean, lush vegetation, […]
India is a country with an ancient wine-making tradition and a new and emerging wine-producing industry. Vineyards are multiplying, quality is rising, and urban Indians are slowly but surely turning to wine over the traditional beverage, Whiskey. However, the first vines were planted long before the 20th Century. As incredible as it sounds, wine-making has […]
What is the rarest wine in the world? Grape Varieties continue to play an essential role in the wine’s language, which is why ‘varietal labeling’ has become so common. We could even say that the shift of emphasis from place to grape has been the most significant factor in making wine accessible to the curious […]
Luxury Castle Retreats in Italy Staying in a castle in Italy is one of the most romantic and unforgettable experiences you could imagine. Having the whole castle to yourself is happiness at an entirely higher level! We have compiled a list of some of our favorite Italian castles available for exclusive rental, from the mountains […]
Pinot Noir was put on this earth to frustrate winemakers and excite oenophiles. In the best years and from the best sites, aficionados of the grape expect (but don’t always get) an exquisite marriage of heavenly perfume and a silky, come-hither fruit quality. There is an unspoken contract between the buyer and bottle: the experienced […]
Safe Private Travel in Portugal, post-Corona Virus Breaking News August 2020 The Portuguese tourism authority has, as of August 2020, launched an innovative initiative for visitors from abroad visiting the country. “Turismo de Portugal”, via RNA Seguros de Assistência, are offering a specific type of Covid-19 travel insurance for the current pandemic reality. This […]
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Cellar Tours is a Luxury Travel Specialist, operating since 2003 and offering exclusive Mercedes chauffeured Gourmet Vacations in Chile, France, Italy, Ireland, Portugal, South Africa, and Spain. We specialize in luxurious custom designed vacations, events and incentives related to food and wine. We are proud members of Slow Food, UNAV (Travel Agency Association in Spain), and the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals).