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Discover the magic of Christmas during a weekend in Lausanne Region

Our favorite time of the year is coming, the Christmas holidays!

This is a wonderful time, which brings together family and friends and includes an endless array of parties. The whole holiday season offers us dozens of reasons to open a good bottle of wine and make a toast!

During the Christmas period, Verona is permeated by a magical atmosphere, as well as many other cities. But in this city the tourist can visit the largest Italian Christmas markets, which embrace the historical center. Additionally, there is the famous Christmas Crib Exhibition at Piazza Bra and other exhibitions, itineraries and activities Christmas – themed, like Verona Minor Hierusalem, a path between art and history, to visit little known churches of the city.
Here two accommodation’s proposals to spend a memorable Christmas holidays in Verona.

The most eagerly anticipated meal of the year in both the Rioja region and the Basque Country is supper on December 24.  As an American who has lived in Spain for almost 50 years, this meal is only comparable in scope and sentiment to Thanksgiving.  We look forward to dressing up, greeting our family members at the door with a glass of bubbly and sitting down to enjoy a multi-course meal, together with regional wines paired specifically for each dish, with holiday music playing in the background. It’s the time of year when we bring out the best of the wines we’ve been collecting throughout the year.

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:

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