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Top Wineries to Visit in Rioja with 90+ Parker Points Wines

A map of Rioja wineries with the top- rated wines. You can go on a wine tasting to Rioja from San-Sebastien, Bilbao or Madrid. … Read More

Michelin Star Restaurants in Bordeaux with a Map

Here is a list of the best Bordeaux restaurants awarded stars and other mentions by the MICHELIN Guide 2020, including the Bib Gourmand mention – the inspectors’ favourites for good value. … Read More

A Day Trip from Marseille with Wine Tasting in Cassis

Cassis is great for a day tour from Marseille, you could come for as short as half a day to stroll the harbor and visit a winery. There is enough to do and see if you stay for a few days, especially if you want to go for hikes, boat rides and do more wine tastings.  … Read More

10 Best Chianti Wines According to the Italians

There are more than 300 estates in Central Tuscany, and only a handful attracted critics’ attention and wide customer recognition. … Read More

Why is Bordeaux Wine So Famous and Expensive?

When we hear “Bordeaux” the image of something very luxurious and expensive comes to our mind.

Of course, this is only a myth. … Read More

Day Trips from Rome for Wine Lovers: Frascati, Orvieto, Abruzzo and Tuscany

For wine tastings outside of Rome, head to Castelli Romani area, less than an hour from Rome. Orvieto in Umbria, Chieti in Abruzzo or Tuscany are other great wine tours from Rome. … Read More

Where to Go for a Wine Tasting in Porto?

For Port wine tasting head to Vila Nova de Gaia. I recommend these 6 wines bars in Porto for dry wine tasting. … Read More

10 Best Wineries to Visit in Bordeaux

I am a wine guide in Bordeaux and I would like to share which wineries are the best visit. Chateau Mouton Rothschild in Pauillac, Chateau Smith-Haut Laffite in Martillac, Chateau Villemaurine in Saint-Emilion. … Read More

How to Choose a Perfect Bottle of Rose?

Look at the production year and choose rose not older than 2 years. Lighter colored rose is great for summer aperitifs while darker can be paired with foods. … Read More

Corked Wine and Other Wine Defects. How to Spot Faulty Wine?

Wet dog, horse sweat, garlic, vinegar, rotten egg, cauliflower, cat pee, wet carboard, mold, nail polish remover – these are the possible wine aromas. We call these wine defects. … Read More