In most vineyards, when you visit the wineries they offer you a wine-tasting experience.
Drink Wine With an Exclusive Style
Although tasting wine is done practically the same everywhere, follow the steps they teach you at each vineyard.
Don’t Mix Aromas
It’s advisable not to wear any perfume on the day you’ll go on a wine-tasting tour. This way, external scents won’t mix with the wine’s aroma.
Buy Quality Wine
In order to identify a wine’s quality, take into account these 4 elements: the weather, the type of grape, the elaboration process and its aging time.
Offer a Special Gift
A good gift for a friend can be a bottle of wine whose production has a interesting or cultural history
Toast with Sherry
As a recommendation, follow the route of Marco de Jerez in Spain. The architecture, monuments and the history behind this route will inspire you to taste Jerez, internationally known as “Sherry”.
Drink Wine at a Winstub
Wine plays an important role in Strasbourg, so DINKtravelers recommends visiting winstubs, taverns where you can taste the wines of Alsace.
Practice Ecotourism in Aguascalientes
Visit the town of San Jose de Gracias, a place where you’ll find many hanging bridges and ziplines surrounded by immense forests.
Choose the Perfect Pairing
After you dine in Porto, order an Oporto wine, an excellent choice to pair with dessert.
Take a Pic!
Luis I Bridge is one of the most famous monuments in Porto so don’t miss the chance to take a picture there.
Go on a Wine Tour
If you love wine tourism, visit Vila Nova Gaia wineries.
Find Typical Architecture in Dijon
When you travel to Dijon, visit Hôtel Chambellan and Hôtel de Vogüé, see the wooden houses with their balconies, and find stone buildings with their famous varnished tiles. All of them portray the culture and history of Dijon.
Make a Toast with Retsina
Pair your lunch with a glass of retsina, a 100% Greek resinated white or rose wine
In Mexico, there were types of vine that grew since before the Spanish conquerors arrived. Unfortunately, they were wild varieties so the grapes could not be used to produce wine.
Wine and Longevity
Around the world, many people believe wine makes people live longer and don’t suffer from heart issues thanks to powerful antioxidant it contains called resveratrol.
Did you know that wines from Alsace are the only French Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée wines?
Japan in Aguascalientes
Due to the growing industrial investment of Asian companies in Mexico, Aguascalientes is home to one of the biggest Japanese colonies in the country.
Ancient Denomination of Origin
Oporto wine is one of the oldest wines with Denomination of Origin.
The Origins of Oporto
Many people believe Oporto wine was named after the city where the grape is grown, but actually, its name comes from the port where it was commercialized during the 17th century.
Oporto vineyards are located in northeast Portugal, about 100km away from the city of Porto.
The elaboration process of Oporto wine is very controlled and regulated. There are strict rules that wine producers must follow from the moment they grow the grapes until they bottle the product.
The City of A Hundred Bell Towers
Francis I called Dijon “The city of a hundred bell towers”. Among all the churches you’ll find in Dijon, only Saint-Philibert was built in Romanesque style.