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Wine and Culinary Vacations

On your culinary/wine vacation, you will explore the different cuisines of many cultures, and experience many magical moments along the way. Whether you're a professional sommelier or a budding gourmand, vacations built around the culinary arts are a perfect way to immerse yourself in a country or region. After all, you can learn much about the history and ethos of the people by the methods and ingredients they use in their cooking. Not to mention that culinary/wine tours are perhaps the most, well, civilized way to travel. Yet they're still very much adventurous vacations - not the ones that elevate your heart rate or give you an adrenaline rush, but ones that pose a challenge to your senses!

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Napa, California

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Wine and Culinary Vacations

Perhaps no class of wine has come further in the last decade than the once lowly rose. With the days of Mateus Rose and white zinfandel now firmly in the rear view mirror, a new generation of wine lovers has discovered just how flexible these outstanding, salmon-colored dry wines can be. Some trips will expose you to different markets, restaurants, and festivals, but if you'd like to duplicate the tastes you discover on your journey, consider a trip that includes classes and wine tasting as well.

La Rioja, Spain

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Cutting edge is the word for Spain these days. Whether we.re talking about food, wine or architecture, what.s happening in Spain is complex, exciting, and innovative- it is a rich source of new ideas, ingredients, and flavors. A true culinary escape! Spain has always been a country of strong, seductive flavors - rich, red pimenton, saffron, cumin, and some of the finest and most flavorful olives and olive oil in the Mediterranean. Your fantastic culinary journey will be in Rioja, where some of Spain.s greatest wines are born. Discover this private wine escape!

Pisa, Italy

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No two places in the world are as renowned for producing food, wine, and olive oil as Tuscany, Umbria and Pisa. Enjoy an excursion to one of the most famous areas of Tuscany, known all over the world for its wine and countryside of unequalled beauty. Get involved with their favorite growers, markets, butchers, bakers and artisanal cheese makers during this mouth-watering culinary adventure. Begin your journey in the southern part of Tuscany, then plan your next move to a charming hotel in Umbria and end your fantastic journey in Pisa. This will be the perfect time of year to enjoy an epicurean harvest of mushrooms, truffles, and olive oil on this once in a lifetime adventure.

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