Whether you’re partial to Douro ports, classic Tuscan Chianti or the fruity, full-bodied delights of an Argentinian Malbec, the finest wine tasting vacations tend to be those that allow you to drink in plenty of the local culture as well. Admire historic French chateaux, immerse yourself in rural Tuscan tranquillity and pair your wines with sumptuous regional cuisine – essentially, just allow your itinerary to breathe.
Visiting vineyards, vast cellars piled to the ceiling with barrels or medieval monasteries where the monks have perfected their processes over centuries, you’ll taste tradition in every glass.
These trips decant fascinating history and practical knowledge on wines of the world, how to improve your palate, or hone your own amateur fermentations, and naturally they allow you to pep up your collection too. These vacations go Bacchus to the basics, following and indulging your passion in some of the world’s most picturesque locations.
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