Auvergne is an area we don't necessarily think about when it comes to wine. However, there is a small vineyard in the Forez region, in the south of the Loire department: 150 hectares are planted at the foot of the Forez mountains, northwest of Saint Étienne, and allow the production of red wines under AOC Côtes du Forez. Although I didn't really fall in love with the vineyard landscapes of that area, the wines are really worth trying. Here is why.
The vineyard of Lanzarote, in the Canary Islands, is unique in the world. Planted on volcanic ashes, the vines must grow in extreme conditions. I'm telling you more about this surprising vineyard, for which I had a real crush during my holidays the island in summer 2022. Moreover, Lanzarote offers more facets than the vineyards and the wines: some of them are presented in this article, which, I hope, will make you feel like visiting this astonishing island.
Vietnam is not really a country people think about when it comes to wine and wine tourism. However, there is a small wine production in this Southeast Asian country. A trip to Vietnam at the end of 2022 allowed me to visit an area that I wanted to discover for a while - the place where Vietnamese wines and grapes are produced. In fact, two distinct areas, as the wines are not made in the same region as the one where the grapes are grown. More explanations in this article.
It's summer time and the holidays are a good opportunity to discover new wine regions! This time I am taking you to a small vineyard whose popularity is rising: AOC Côte Roannaise, in the Loire department (42), is part of the Loire vineyard. Its wines are more and more present in wine shops and sought after by wine lovers. I had the opportunity to spend a long weekend in the region at the beginning of the summer, and I was delighted by all that it has to offer.
Since the Covid-19 pandemic, slow tourism has become very popular. We feel in line with this kind of tourism, which can be defined as the art of travelling while taking one's time, favoring slow and low-polluting modes of transportation, meeting locals and enjoying local resources. In this article we explain why we feel our wine tours and wine tastings are part of this new way of travelling.
Every year, around mid-March, the professionals working in the tourist industry in the Loire Valley all meet to exchange. What do they exchange? You'll find the answer and more information in our article.
It's been a while since I published an article dedicated to wine travel abroad. That's because for almost two years now, Covid has severely limited our trips to foreign countries. In November 2021, I was lucky enough to spend a week in Naples and its region. Although wine tourism was not the main reason for this trip, I couldn't help taste some wines and marvel at the vine-growing landscapes by the seaside. Here is what you should expect when going to Campania.
Hilly landscapes, lots of old vines, rocky soils and in the end, fruity and light red wines: this is Beaujolais! A name that the French often associate with Beaujolais Nouveau, the new wine released on the 3rd Thursday of November. But Beaujolais is much more than that! Breathtaking vineyard landscapes, 10 crus... Here is an overview of what you could discover in the Beaujolais region if you ever get the chance to go there.
Vines and wine in Vietnam? Yes, it is mainly produced around the city of Dalat, in the center of the country. It was in fact the French who introduced viticulture to this country at the end of the 19th century. Some figures and report of some Vietnamese wine tastings. Without claiming to be a specialist, of course! But you can also do wine tourism in Vietnam!
A need to take stock of our website and social media is at the origin of 2 new encounters. Adeline has been working for us since the end of March. She lives near Vierzon, where her family manages a business linked with wine... and with Vignoble Alain Robert! A profession that is little known, even to people of the wine industry. Do you want to know what it is? The answer is in the article! We also introduce you to Anaïs Kirmiz, founder of Atelier Rouge Carmin, a wine tourism consulting office.