A REUNION TRIP TO PORTUGAL
May 1 - 11, 2012
4 days in delightful Lisbon, one of Europe’s
most attractive capitals. Staying at the Pestana Palace
a beautifully restored 19th. Century palace.
Explore the picturesque Aletejo wine region with its landscape of rolling hills, cork oaks and olive trees.
Visit the unique white-walled city of Evora, a UNESCO Heritage Site.
Experience the Upper Douro, Portugal’s famed port and wine-producing region of terraced vineyards, tasting vintage ports and impressive red wines at several notable Quintas and port houses.
the Dâo, Portugal’s dynamic central wine region.
Enjoy 3 nights at the deluxe Yeatman Hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia overlooking the Douro River and the famed city of Porto.
Take a fascinating evening river cruise on the Douro River.
- Savor the inspired flavors of Portuguese cuisine matched with vibrant regional wines.
BURGHOUND VILLAGE MASTER CLASS SERIES
WITH ALLEN MEADOWS
Held once a year, this exceptional program hosted by Allen Meadows, America’s
foremost Burgundy expert, focuses extensively on one single Burgundy commune.In 2012, the focus will be on the spectacular White Wines of Burgundy 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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FLAVORS OF NORTH EAST ITALY AND SLOVENIAOctober 7-17, 2012
- Discover picturesque and historic North Eastern Italy, once an important part of the
Austro-Hungarian Empire, with its rolling hills and vineyards, ancient towns, historic castles and “mitteleuropa” influences.
Stay 3 nights in the delightful Adriatic port city of Trieste.
Explore the Slovene Istrian wine route along the Adriatic coast, its hillside vineyards and award-winning winemakers
Visit the important Friuli wine producing district including
the hightly rated Livio Felluga winery during a 3-day stay in Udine, the charming provincial town with its colorful food markets, elegant shops and a fall mushroom festival.
Enjoy 3 days touring the Venetian Lagoon, visiting the unique
vineyards of a renowned producer of prosecco and staying at the small, chic Venissa Ostello on the Island of Mazzorbo.
Take the ferry to Venice for a special visit to the wonderful Rialto food & fish market.
- Savor the variety of wines and cuisine of this fascinating region of Italy/Slovenia.
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