Category Archives: Europe

Entering Germany, Ending the 2010′!

Germany: 10 January – 15 January 2011 Sneaking into 2011 with our January visit, our ‘2010’ tour of vineyards for charity wine donations proudly ended with the home of ice-wine, the eighth largest wine producer, and the fourth largest consumer … Continue reading

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The Depth and Character of Italy

Italy: 16 December – 24 December 2010 Home to some of the absolute oldest wine-producing regions in the world and with over 1 million vineyards under cultivation, we came to Italy, the second largest wine producer in the world (right … Continue reading

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Where so much began!

France: 1 December – 15 December 2010 A 13th century press, from Laroche in Burgundy, a testament to the ancient and traditional practice of winemaking in France. Winemaking is thought to have come to France in the Roman times, over … Continue reading

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The Iberian Mainland

Spain: 21 November – 29 November 2010 Continuing with the help of Catavino, the Iberian Peninsula experts, we entered the realm of the most widely planted wine producing nation in the world: Spain. Though low yields and wide spacing rows … Continue reading

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From Clinging Cliffs to Sprawling Plains

Portugal: 12 November – 20 November 2010 Porto, as viewed from the Yeatman Hotel We had just spent 9 and a half months traveling through the length and breadth of the New World of Wine, and Portugal would become our … Continue reading

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The Trans-Siberia/Mongolian Express: Unexpected Stories

Russia: 12 January 2010 During the Trans Mongolian train ride we not only had the great opportunity to enjoy the amazing landscapes of deep Russia, the face of pure nature with freckles of villages scattered throughout, but we were also … Continue reading

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The Dark Legend from Krim and More!

Russia: 4 January 2010 What made our stay in Moscow so pleasant? Great wine, great people, and an inviting atmosphere! It is our second day in Moscow. Still no bears in sight, but we have found the grotto of wines, … Continue reading

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Moscow!

Russia: 3 January 2010 We were told that most tourists come to Moscow searching for beers drinking vodka. If true, then we were where there to see beers drinking wine. But of course, much more brought us to Russia; the … Continue reading

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Welcome

The Netherlands: 30 December 2009. Welcome to the first blog update of the World Wine Tour 2010! We are pleased to invite you to our blog as we will chronicle this unique fundraising effort. Perhaps this first blog will best … Continue reading

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