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Essência do Vinho – Porto

20-23 February, Palácio da Bolsa, Porto

There will be about 3,000 national and international wines from 400 producers available for open tasting, from 20 to 23 February. The 17th edition of Essência do Vinho is back to the imposing Palácio da Bolsa with masterclasses, wine tastings with commentary, including the “Top 10 Portuguese Wines”, previously chosen by a jury associated with the magazine Revista de Vinhos, food and wine pairings and the tasting of delicacies.

In Spain the holiday season is a marathon that lasts about a month, from December 8 with the Feast of the Immaculate Conception to January 6, the celebration of Epiphany.

The holiday season in Mendoza couldn’t come at a more exciting time of year: the peak of the summer, and just a couple months before the harvest festivities and vendimia. In many ways it is the blissful calm before the storm, and the ideal time to relax with friends and family enjoying the beautiful mountains and Malbec of Mendoza.

Verona, with its several cultural and gastronomic expressions, is ready even this year to dive into the magical atmosphere of Christmas!!.

Magical lighting, delicious food and festive atmosphere all over! Whether at the historical Christmas Market of Mainz, several other charming Christmas markets across the region or at Rheinhessen’s Best-Of-Winners – Christmas is in the air. And where else will you find the perfect match of Christmas culinary specialties and mouth-watering (mulled) wine in cosy corners than in the region’s award-winning wineries. So indulge yourself from head to toe, enjoy a winter barbecue or listen to festive Christmas sounds.

When the clock strikes midnight on Dec. 31, 2019, enjoy a sparkling start to the New Year in San Francisco or the Napa Valley. Here are our favorite places to celebrate.

Wine lovers love… Wine. Yes, a bit uninspired. Although Portuguese wines are! Portuguese wines are some of the most inspired and awarded wines in the world.

When the holiday season rolls around in Adelaide, it can only mean one thing; it’s time to head to the beach. At the same time Santa is leaving the North Pole to bring joy to kids all around the world, the mercury is often topping 40 degrees in the shade in sunny Adelaide.

Bô Noël is a unique and original concept enlivening Lausanne during the four Advent weeks. Activities for children and adults, as well as stalls of designers, winegrowers and terroir producers are spread around the city to give each venue in the city centre a festive air.

Winter is a great time to visit Bordeaux. The mild climate means the weather is rarely too cold and the local seasonal food is delicious and warming; think cepe mushrooms, duck roasted over vine clippings and delicious wine.

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