Tasting wines at the elite 2009 International Wine Festival & Culinaria – XVIII edition

By Simona Piccinelli, Italian wine specialist The 18th edition of the Merano International Wine Festival & Culinaria last month, crowned Merano as “the Italian capital of gastronomic excellence“. The Kurhaus – where the wine tastings took place –  opened its doors to wine lovers, gourmet and trade on Saturday November 7th, for 3 days. In […]

Most Beautiful Castles in Ireland

The green, misty, and alluring island of Ireland boasts a treasure trove of castles, and here is the selection of our favorite castles in the Emerald Isle, many of which you can visit inside and one of which is even a luxury hotel! 1. Lismore Castle This stunning fairytale castle is surprisingly not on the […]

Kosher Spanish Wines

A Tour of Spanish Kosher Wineries With Jewish holidays around the corner, many of you will already be planning the food and wine. If you are sick of the same old wines, why not look further afield? Spain, still home to a population of Sephardic Jews (particularly in Catalunya), has a growing number of Kosher […]

Aid for Italian Earthquake Victims

While our blog is normally dedicated to the finer things in life- food, wine and travel- this post is an urgent appeal to our friends, colleagues and clients to make a donation to the victims of Italy´s recent earthquake, one of the worst in Italian history. Apart from the tragic deaths, over 50, 000 Italians […]

How to Plan a Spanish Tapas and Wine Party

How to plan a Spanish Tapas and Wine Party- Tips for the perfect food and wine fiesta Spanish tapas are fun, easy to prepare, and always a crowd-pleaser. Here are some ideas on how to throw your own tapas and wine party for your (appreciative) friends: FIRST OF ALL, WHAT ARE TAPAS?–  The word “tapa” […]

New Year’s Eve Traditions in Italy- Felice Anno Nuovo!

Italy is a fascinating country for its traditions, folklore, and celebrations, and Simona Piccinelli (our Italian Wine Tours Specialist) describes how Italians bring in the new year- If you are spending New Year’s eve at home with your family and friends, you could say arrivederci to the old year and welcome new year as we […]

Vega Sicilia, El Valor de un Mito- Vinos Iconos

VEGA SICILIA- EL VALOR DE UN MITO, Alberto Coronado No se sabe a ciencia cierta de cuando data exactamente la primera botella del mítico tinto Vega Sicilia si es de 1917 o de 1915, lo que si es cierto que había nacido algo más que un vino. Había nacido la leyenda, no sólo del vino […]

El Palo Cortado, el Vino de Leyenda

El Palo Cortado, el vino de leyenda, Alberto Coronado Todos los conocedores del vino, tienen una asignatura pendiente con el palo cortado. Es un vino que se dice en peligro de extinción, que no nace sino que se hace. Si se quiere averiguar si alguien sabe de vinos, se le pregunta: ¿sabes como se elabora […]

Amontillados- Vinos para Meditar

AMONTILLADOS. VINOS PARA MEDITAR, Alberto Coronado No creo exagerar si defino este vino como uno de los más complejos del mundo. Al margen de gustos personales e incluso de cercanías geográficas, como es mi caso, el amontillado reune todo el saber y todo el embrujo de la zona donde se produce. No es casualidad que […]

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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).

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