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At first view visiting the Bordeaux vineyards in winter may not seem very appealing; the weather isn't always great, the leaves have fallen from the vines making landscape look a bit bleak. But I would encourage you to think again. Why? Two main reasons; firstly you will have the place to yourself.  As there are fewer visitors in the winter, the chateau have more time on their hands to offer up a warm welcome, and get into the nitty-gritty of wine making.

 

Nothing is more Christmassy ‘down under’ in South Australia than a barbeque on the beach in the sunshine, and glass of South Australia’s finest wine, of course! Here are some top tips for how to soak up the Christmas cheer in South Australia this festive season.

Drink As the weather warms up it's the perfect time to introduce you to Frozen Pink Moscato. Simply blend Banrock Station Pink Moscato, Raspberries, Lemonade & ice. Our pleasure!

San Francisco and Napa Valley play host to a number of grand traditions this holiday season: tree lightings, festive rides, and holiday shows, to name a few. Check out some of our favorite holiday happenings around the city and valley, and come celebrate the season!

Every season in Mainz and Rheinhessen has its own special charm. Winter gets particularly cosy as good food and top wines come into focus while crackling fireplaces and campfire add to the atmosphere. Correspondingly, the Best of Wine Tourism award-winning wineries have interesting offers at Christmas time. So if you want to sip a delicious wine-grower‘s mulled wine or enjoy an advent barbecue in wine-grower style, the award-winning wineries are just the right place for you.

Wine lovers have elected their prefered winery among 65 candidates in the running, all awarded a Best Of Wine Tourism by the Great Wine Capitals Global Network for 2019.

And the winner is... Les Celliers de Sion in Switzerland...

The region consolidates its position as a top dining experience

 

The Guide Michelin recently awarded new stars to three Bilbao-Rioja area restaurants in in 2019:  Eneko and Atelier Etxanobe in Bilbao and Íkaro in Logroño.

With the addition of these restaurants, a total of fifteen dining establishments from the Bilbao-Rioja area boast Michelin stars. 

Already holding stars are:

The latest edition of the Best Of Wine Tourism Awards highlights some of Mendoza’s most exciting wine and tourism attractions. Make sure to add these places to your bucket list for a visit in 2019.

Les Celliers de Sion, Swiss global Best of Wine Tourism winner 2019!

At a ceremony that took place in Adélaïde (Australia) November the 8th, the Celliers de Sion, has been designated Swiss winner of the global Best Of Wine Tourism 2019 competition.

Porto and the Douro wine region have achieve more international recognition. The House of Sandeman Hostel & Suites unanimously won one of the 10 awards given by the international competition Best of Wine Tourism, held this year in Adelaide, Australia.

The Rioja Wine Train involves both public and private initiatives in favor of wine tourism and the promotion of Rioja wine.

The train runs from Logroño to Haro in the morning and returns to Logroño in the afternoon.  On arrival in Haro, the passengers are bussed to several wineries where they enjoy tastings and lunch.

From the moment they board the train, passengers are entertained by a theater group where they not only enjoy a few laughs but learn about Rioja wine at the same time.

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