Visiting the wine country to taste and enjoy
at the source is something we envisage as central to our activities.
It’s the best way to understand and appreciate wine, for by
visiting a wine region and meeting the producers, we are then able
to place wine in the context of the land from which it comes, the
people who make it, the local foods and gastronomy, the unique culture
of a place.
Castiglione Falletto, in the
heart of the Barolo wine hills
We are not a travel company, but visiting the
wine country to taste and learn and enjoy direct at the source
is very much part of what we are all about.
As the authors of a numerous books about travelling to the wine
country - The Wine Roads of France, The Wine Roads of Italy,
The Wine Roads of Spain, The Food Lovers Companion France, The
Food Lovers Companion Italy amongst other titles - we are
always to offer advice or suggestions about where to go, as well
as share contacts with wine producers who we know personally.
We also offer occasional Club Vino trips to the wine country.
Here's a report
about a Club Vino trip to visit the Barolo wine hills to see Mario
and Luisa Fontana and to taste and experience the wines and foods
of Le Langhe at the source.
La Salvetat, Périgord, France
We'd like to recommend a beautiful hotel-restaurant
in the Dordogne which makes an ideal base for touring the wine
La Salvetat, owned and run by Kim’s
brother Steve and his wife Ann. The restaurant has an outstanding
reputation, serving both the traditional foods of the Perigord
as well as a lighter and innovative modern cuisine. Steve will
help you to set up visits to local wine estates and generally share
his knowledge and enthusiasm for the wines and foods of the Dordogne.