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SOME X.O. TRAVEL TOURS 2011

SPRING BREAK ITALIAN STYLE
A TASTE OF PUGLIA

April 9 - 21, 2011

  • Polignano a Mare: Spend 3 days in perfect Spring weather in thep
    delightful countryside outside this quaint coastal
    port.


  • Trulli: Explore The towns in this fascinating area, whose unique dry-stone houses have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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  • Castel del Monte:  Visit this marvelous octagonal 13th century fortress, now protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


  • Lecce: Discover this enchanting Renaissance and Baroque gem of a city.


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ANTHONY HANSON, MW
“ESSENTIAL BURGUNDY”
April 17 – 22, 2011

  • “Essential Burgundy” with Anthony Hanson, MW, will highlight the vinification, Hanson
    viticulture and vintages of this fascinating wine region (including Chablis) along with insights on Burgundy wine collecting.  It will feature the Hospices de Beaune wines and vineyards, tasting visits to top-rated Burgundy wineries and special winemaker dinners as well as tutored tastings.




  • burgundyBritish-born, Anthony Hanson is a longtime Master of Wine and senior consultant to Christie’s international wine department.  A well regarded Burgundy wine expert with especially intimate knowledge of the Hospices de Beaune and its famed annual wine auction, he is the author of 2 books: Burgundy and Greater Burgundy: Chablis, Chalonnais, Maconnais & Beaujolais.


PARIS & BORDEAUX:  TWO REUNION TOURS
May 4 - 14, 2011 & May 11 - 21, 2011


  • Enjoy a few exciting days at the height of Spring in Parisp.


  • Discover a 17th-century wine cellar recently opened for special tastings.


  • Visit the small village of Auvers, Van Gogh’s final abode, and Monet’s charming house and gardens in Giverny.


  • Experience tasting visits to some of the premier grand cru wineries of Pauillac, St. Estephe, St. Julian, Margaux and Graves.
  • 1Stay at a beautifully restored 19th-century
    hotelin the heart of Bordeaux and a
    charming chateau hotel in the vineyards of St. Emilion.
  • Visit the oyster farms in the Arcachon basin including a lunch of fresh oysters and fish.

  • Enjoy special winery lunches at Château Pontet Canet and Château Smith Haut Lafitte, and an exclusive farewell dinner in a St. Emilion Château.


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CLIVE COATES, MW
THE BOUILLAND BURGUNDY WINE SYMPOSIUM
June 19 - 24, 2011
Clive Coates

    Clive Coates, Becky Wasserman-Hone, Russell Hone, and Peter Wasserman  cordially invite you to attend the Bouilland Symposium, an exceptional week-long Burgundy experience

    Limited to no more than 10 participants, the Symposium provides a total immersion in this unique wine region including daily visits to prestigious Domaines, tutored tastings with Clive Coates and intimate winemaker dinners

 


The Village Bugundy Vineyard


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BURGHOUND VILLAGE MASTER CLASS SERIES
WITH ALLEN MEADOWS
July 2011

Held once a year, this exceptional program hosted by Allen Meadows, America’s foremost Burgundy expert, focuses extensively on one single Burgundy commune.

In 2011, the focus will be on the spectacular commune of Gevrey Chambertin with its many grands crus and 1ere cru appellations. The program includes daily visits to prestigious domaines, intimate Burgundy winemaker dinners and tutored tastings with Allen Meadows. The program is limited to 8 participants.

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Allen Meadows

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Turkish Delights
Istanbul – Cappadocia - Southern Aegean
(October 6 – 17, 2011)

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CRUISING THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN WITH SEA CLOUD
(October 17 – 25, 2011)

  • Discover the many delights of modern and hiinstalbulstoric
    Turkey, the crossroads of East and West.

  • Savour.the delicious variety of flavorful Turkish cuisine and local wines from an emerging young wine industry.

  • Explore the dynamic, vibrant and exciting city of
    Istanbul, once the capital of ancient Eastern
    Christendom and the 600-year Ottoman Empire,
    with its dramatic skyline of spectacular mosques
    and minarets, its ancient labyrinthian Grand Bazaar
    and bustling Bosphorus waterway.

  • Experience the distinctive “lunar landscape” of
    Cappadocia with its rock dwellings and strange istanbull
    “fairy chimneys” created through centuries of
    swirling winds and erosion.

  • Spend 3 days at the lively port of
    Izmir on the Aegean coast with a visit to the
    magnificent ancient ruins of Ephesus.

  • Enjoy a spectacular week sailing on the Easternn
    Mediterranean from Malta to Sicily to Corfu to
    Greece aboard the Sea Cloud.

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