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10 Best Napa: Amorosa Castle

10 Best Napa: Amorosa Castle

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Castello di Amorosa is a winery located near Calistoga, California. First opening its doors to the public in April 2007, it is the pet project of 4th…moreCastello di Amorosa is a winery located near Calistoga, California. First opening its doors to the public in April 2007, it is the pet project of 4th generation vintner, Dario Sattui who also owns and operates the V. Sattui Winery named after his great-grandfather who originally established a winery in San Francisco in 1885. The castle interiors, which include 107 rooms on 8 levels above and below ground, cover approximately 121,000 square feet. Among many other features it has: a moat; a drawbridge; defensive towers; an interior courtyard; a torture chamber; a chapel/church; a knights' chamber; and a 72 by 30 feet great hall with a 22-foot -high coffered ceiling. The torture chamber has an authentic 300-year-old iron maiden which Sattui states he bought for $13,000 in Pienza, Italy, a replica rack, prison chambers and other torture devices. The great hall features frescoes painted by two Italian artists who took about a year and a half to complete and showcases a 500 year old fireplace. The masonry, ironwork and woodwork was fashioned by hand using old world crafting techniques. Building materials included 8,000 tons of locally quarried stone, in addition to paving stones, terra cotta roofing tiles and some 850,000 bricks imported from Europe. Extending into the hillside adjacent to the castle lies a labyrinth of caves some 900 feet in length. Beneath the castle are a 2-acre barrel cellar and tasting rooms where visitors can sample the wines-all sold only at the Castle. less

Santorini: Greek island cuisine

Santorini: Greek island cuisine

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In Santorini, like everywhere in Greece, eating is a way of life. In the traditional Santorini cuisine besides the wide variety of seafoods best s…more In Santorini, like everywhere in Greece, eating is a way of life. In the traditional Santorini cuisine besides the wide variety of seafoods best served grilled we can distinguish the following ingredients and dishes: Fava is a puree made with Fava beans. Fava is an old traditional dish of Greece which can be served in many different ways according to the time of the year. What makes the Santorini Fava special is the special taste of the beans due to the volcanic soil on the island. The soil is also responsible for the rich flavour of all fruit and vegetable on the island like Tomatinia or Cherry Tomato which is very aromatic. The White Eggplant, a unique vegetable of the island, is considered the “indigenous” course in Santorini. The island of Santorini is most famously known for its indigenous white grape varieties grown since the Middle Ages like Assyrtiko, Athiri and Aidani. less

Jackie Chan loves Hong Kong cuisine

Jackie Chan loves Hong Kong cuisine

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Many people believe the sophisticated cuisine of Hong Kong is the best expression of Chinese culture at the table.

Entre Cielos Wine Resort & Spa, Mendoza, Argentina

Entre Cielos - Argentina's Luxury Boutique Wine Resort Hamam and Spa is the ultimate wine country experience. Set in Mendoza, the heart of Argentine…moreEntre Cielos - Argentina's Luxury Boutique Wine Resort Hamam and Spa is the ultimate wine country experience. Set in Mendoza, the heart of Argentine wine region, Entre Cielos offers stunning modernist architecture, a breath-taking backdrop of the snow-capped Andes and South America's first traditional Turkish Hamam as well as two gourmet restaurants. Entre Cielos also provides guests with highly customized itineraries such as wine tours, horseback riding, ballooning, and many other sport and recreational activities. less

The Dolce Vita Journeys

The Dolce Vita Journeys

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A sizzler for a 6 X 30' TV series Imagine traditions that have been unchanged for 5,000 years. Where food and wine give way to art and culture. …moreA sizzler for a 6 X 30' TV series Imagine traditions that have been unchanged for 5,000 years. Where food and wine give way to art and culture. Watch men and women engaged in a ritual year after year to bring forth and nurture the best grapes the Earth can grow. Watch as they pick, crush, and ferment this precious juice until all their labors come to fruition. Watch Michelin chefs and humble cooks pick the freshest products of their regions and follow them as they create dishes that will titillate the senses and awaken every taste bud. Finally watch how chefs and sommeliers marry the food to the perfect wines to create magical communal experiences at the table. Wine and food are about family, culture and history. Meet a Tuscan who embodies it all, to the hilt. And in the castle restaurant the baron highlights his wines with innovative Tuscan dishes. 2,500 years ago The Romans built a column at the end of the Appian way in Brindisi. Winemaker Rubino tells us why the Romans loved the wines of Apulia made from Negroamaro grapes still grown exclusively here. His chef works hand-in-hand with the winemaker. You will learn about the secretive and fascinating world of truffles. You will learn why some wines acquire personality. How to identify a great red. You’ll get great tasting tips from great sommeliers. You will learn why wine comes first, food second and not the other way around. You will learn the fundamentals of pairing. In season 1 we’ll visit Tuscany, Piedmont, Umbria, Apulia, Croatia, and Napa. Journey with us through medieval towns, waterfront villages, ancient and new towns in the Mediterranean and America to experience the culture and lifestyles of the people making magic in the cellars and the kitchens. The Dolce Vita Journeys. Informative. Inspiring. Intoxicating. less

Cyprus: Luxury wine tour

Cyprus: Luxury wine tour

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We start in Paphos on the western coast. The medieval castle from the days of the Crusades is at the entrance of its beautiful harbor. So is 4…moreWe start in Paphos on the western coast. The medieval castle from the days of the Crusades is at the entrance of its beautiful harbor. So is 4 star Almyra Hotel built right on the water facing it. The Church of the Holy Chrisopolitissa dates from the 13th century. Many pillars still standing are believed to be part of the old roman forum. Here is the pillar of St Paul where according to tradition St Paul was chained and flogged for preaching Christianity At night Paphos comes alive. The Paphos castle once the fort of the knights of St John welcomes culture. During the summer operas are performed there it with the open seas as a backdrop. This is a windy setting for music but uniquely dramatic. The Kato Pafhos archaeological site became a UNESCO World Heritage Site 1980. Spread over a vast area, The Tombs of the Kings are these impressive underground tombs carved out of solid rock dating back to the 4th century BC. Archeologists are busy uncovering remarkable mosaics. Every Roman villa built here in the 2nd, 3rd and to 4th century had elaborate mosaic floor, which have been amazingly preserved. The mosaics tell us that Cyprus has been cultivating wine for 2,500 years. In a village near Paphos at the Aphrodite delight factory one can see the making of a typical Cyprus sweet called loukkoumi. Although loukumi is made all over the world the only protected geographical area of the European union is Yeroskipou, home to the authentic Cypriot sweet. The western coast is full of coves and secluded beaches with some of the most pristine waters in the Mediterranean. Further up is the port of Latchi. This is a fishing town with some great seafood to taste at its outdoor restaurant. Nearby is the Hotel Anassa a 5 star luxury hotel with sweeping views of the bay North of Paphos is the mountain village of Kathika which has an ideal climate for grape growing The Sterna winery a small artisan like winery typical of the area which use local varieties of grapes Mavro and Xynistery South of Pafhos is the Rock of Aphrodite, where according to legend Aphrodite the goddess of love sprung out of the water. On the way to Limassol is the temple of Apollo Hylates one of the best-preserved archeological sites on the island. What remains of the temple is impressive as well as theater of nearby Kourion and its mosaics The Trodos mountains are the main wine-growing region of Cyprus due to the elevation and the quality of the soil. The village of Kakopetria is a main tourist attraction It’s vintage time and OLYMPUS winery in the Trodos mountains is busy picking grapes. The Kolossi castle in the middle of vineyards and sugar cane plantations was occupied by the Knights of St John after the Crusades. The knights produced here for the first time the well-known dessert wine called commanderia. In Limassol it wine festival time, where wineries from all over Cyprus come to pitch their wines. Cyprus although a very small island ranks 37th in wine production in the world. less

ISLAND HOPPING IN SOUTHERN JAPAN

ISLAND HOPPING IN SOUTHERN JAPAN

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ISLAND HOPPING IN SOUTHERN JAPAN Soak in the spirit of traditional Japan with Iris Brooks and Jon H. Davis of Northern Lights Studio. Discover cul…moreISLAND HOPPING IN SOUTHERN JAPAN Soak in the spirit of traditional Japan with Iris Brooks and Jon H. Davis of Northern Lights Studio. Discover cultural highlights and spectacular landscapes on southern Kyushu, Okinawa, Kumejima, and Yakushima in an island- hopping adventure. less

Luxury Wine Tour of Croatia

Luxury Wine Tour of Croatia

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Zagreb is a bustling modern city with a thousand year history. The 20th century blends without effort with its great buildings and monuments from the…moreZagreb is a bustling modern city with a thousand year history. The 20th century blends without effort with its great buildings and monuments from the 17th 18th and 19th century. Samobor is where people from Zagreb come to relax. The town with its beautifully preserved medieval plan looks almost unreal. When here must try the famous aperitif called Bermet and its very special custard cake which the people of Samobor claim has no calories. 30 minutes from Zagreb is a small winery called Korak. The family has been in the wine business for centuries. The current winery has been producing superior wines for 20 years Rieslings and Sauvignons are exceptional. Opatje is a popular Summer and Winter resort on the Adriatic. The emperor of Austria loved this place. It was the Austrian nobility favorite spot in the 19th centuries and it shows. This place is all about indulging and pampering. Motuvun is an old medieval town on top of a hill is in the heart of Istria. Population 500 tradition lives on in Motuvun. In Li’vade there is an outstanding restaurant called Zigante, the cathedral of the Istrian truffle . The Chef prepares a pasta with black truffles, the Summer variety. A white truffle found by Zigante is in the Guinness Book of Records. And of course the store is all about …what else? Great food needs great olive oil. In Buje one can taste what has been a specialty of Istria for centuries: the many varieties of olive oil. In Brtonigla is Astarea one can taste traditional recipes of Istrian grandmothers prepared to perfection by loving traditional hands In the rich wine country of Umag, is another outstanding winery: Kabola with its awarded wines like Malvasia and Grey Pinot. Fusion spa in the hotel Melia has experts from Thailand and India practicing a range of sophisticated massages from Thai to Ayruvedic, to Tibetan Chi Nei Tsang massage In Umag another major winery: Coronica . The wines of Istria are shaped by the red soil rich in iron and the salty sea air. Coronica uses no fertilizers and focuses on its native grapes producing mostly Malvasia for whites and Teran red. Rovinj is a beautiful Adriatic town with a beautiful harbor and a charming an old town which owes its goods looks to the long presence of the Venetians. With a big influx of tourists from nearby Italy and northern Europe it has great hotels and restaurants Pula was an administrative center of Istria since Roman times and the roman arena still stands as a sign of old roman glory. And an old culinary traditions which shows in its great markets. Valsabbion is a sophisticated boutique hotel and a much awarded restaurant with very innovative cuisine both in content and presentation. Down toward the central region of Licka are the Plitvize lakes. Surrounded by 3 mountains feeding the lakes this world heritage site is a grand collection of amazing waterfalls and 16 lakes known for their unusual changing colors colors ranging from blue to aqua to turquoise Then through the ancient village of Mlinize with looks to have stepped out right out of the Middle Ages. Nearby in Kuterevo in the Licka region there is a shelter for bear cubs run by volunteers and worth a visit. The peninsual of Primosten is one of the most photogenic places on the Adriatic. This is also a rich wine country. Further south is Trogir a World Heritage site with great architecture and the feeling of having stepped right into the Renaissance. Split is another World heritage site with a very old history: it has an amazing old city built inside the huge palace built by on Roman Emperors’ Diocletian. Split is a lively city with large markets and great outdoor life Ston was a small town built to defend nearby Dubrovnik and its 5 kilometers wall it has the longest fortiefied walls in Europe. Ston is also the center of oyster growing in Dalmatia. Freshness does not come any closer. Korchula is another spectacular island settled since Neolithic time Its most famous citizen Marco Polo is supposed to have been born here. The Matusko winery is right outside Dubrovnik and it produces excellent full bodied reds like Dingac and Plavac. And then there is Dubrovnik . This is the city of all cities a fortress town a port a living museum the jewel of the Adriatic with great beaches history and a feel of having entered a magic place. less

Independence Hotel Cambodia

Independence Hotel Cambodia

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The Independence Hotel was designed by French architect M. Mondet in 1963 and was constructed to complement the burgeoning tourist influx in Sihano…moreThe Independence Hotel was designed by French architect M. Mondet in 1963 and was constructed to complement the burgeoning tourist influx in Sihanouk Ville. Cambodians still refer to the Independence Hotel as the "7 storey hotel". It is a direct reference to this outstanding landmark which sits like a beacon on a promontory in the heart of the tropical forest. One hallmark of modernist architecture is the use of a site to add prominence to the architect's intentions. In this particular case, the marriage works well with the hotel commanding views of coastline and the rolling hills of Sihanouk Ville in every direction. King Norodom Sihanouk's designed the interiors as well as Promenade des Anglais - a garden and walkway at the base of the rocky outcrop that skirts Independence Beach. Jacqueline Kennedy staid there as well as a wide range of political celebrities from around the world. Today, fully restored to its former beauty and glory, The Independence Hotel succeeds in combining luxury with modernity and history. http://www.independencehotel.net/ less

Naga World

Naga World

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Amidst the Mekong and Tonle Sap River Phnom Penh. NagaWorld was birthed in 1995 in the capital city of Cambodia, a city rich in Khmer history. Acc…moreAmidst the Mekong and Tonle Sap River Phnom Penh. NagaWorld was birthed in 1995 in the capital city of Cambodia, a city rich in Khmer history. According to legend, NagaWorld derived its name from the mythical fable of a 7-headed dragon or “Naga.” The majestic dragon was believed to be residing in the rivers and guarding the entrance to Phnom Penh. Ever since, NagaWorld has attracted a broad range of guests from the free-spirited adventure traveler to the gaming connoisseur. Today, NagaWorld is recognized as the finest integrated casino-hotel in Indochina rivalling top Southeast Asian and world-renowned casinos. The Hotel boasts a multi-faceted 8-storey wing dedicated to entertainment, more than 500 luxurious Deluxe Rooms and plush Suites in the 14-storey Hotel Wing, a dedicated spa, signature restaurants ranging from Italian to Korean to French and amenities like a night club and a cigar room where visitors will enjoy the lavish comforts offered by unique world-class hotel. The Hotel is within easy distance from the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, the National Museum and the Central Market. http://www.nagaworld.com less

Tuscany Luxury Wine Tour Part 1

Tuscany Luxury Wine Tour Part 1

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Castello di Tornano in the heart of Chianti (Gaiole in Chianti) makes an outstanding wine from the vineyards surrounding it. The complex was a mediev…moreCastello di Tornano in the heart of Chianti (Gaiole in Chianti) makes an outstanding wine from the vineyards surrounding it. The complex was a medieval castle from the 10th century, lavishly restored. The Ricasoli family of Castello di Brolio dates back to the 7th Century. An ancestor of the current owner Francesco, Bettino Ricasoli, was prime Minister of Italy in the 19th Century and invented the Chianti formula. The winery is the oldest in Italy. Badia a Coltibuono once an Abbey from the 11th century is now a charming hotel, restaurant, winery and cooking school run by the Stucchi Prinetti family dedicated to the preservation of the oldest traditions of the Chianti region. Poggio Antico in Montalcino is the highest elevation winery growing Brunello. An excellent Restaurant run by Chef Roberto Minnetti is on the premises preparing dishes steeped in Tuscan history. Castello Banfi at Sant’Agelo Scalo is owned by the Mariani family dedicated to producing superior wines on their large 6,000 acres estate, marked by technological innovation. An old farm complex in nearby Collupino serves as residence for guests of the Banfi winery. Montepulciano is a Medieval Renaissance town on top of a mountain in the province of Siena known for its “Nobile wine” only produced here. Valdipiatta, an awarded winery, produces the vino Nobile from Prugnolo and Lanaiolo grapes. The owner Mr Caporali runs a wine school educating visitors about wine varieties and growing techniques. He also runs Il Grifon D’Oro, a trendy restaurant and Il Poliziano, an historic cafe in the center of town. Contucci is the oldest wine cellar in Montepulciano holding tastings since Renaissance times. It is located in the main piazza overlooking Palazzo Comunale. Avignonesi is a combination of 4 estates growing awarded wines. It is also a farmhouse growing its own products for its kitchen and its store. The open farm kitchen serves local specialties. Relais San Bruno is an elegant boutique Hotel set among an olive grove and fruit orchard under the walls of Montepulciano. less

Cafe Sistina Honolulu

Cafe Sistina Honolulu

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Located in the heart of downtown, Cafe Sistina is a culinary landmark in Honolulu. Founded by Chef Sergio Mitrotti 20 years ago, it is not only a tem…moreLocated in the heart of downtown, Cafe Sistina is a culinary landmark in Honolulu. Founded by Chef Sergio Mitrotti 20 years ago, it is not only a temple to Italian cuisine but also a temple to art. The Chef, over the years, has frescoed this airy and spectacular place with scenes from the Sistine Chapel. The Chef spent time in New York and Los Angeles before moving to Hawaii and his cooking style, as Italian as they come, has been influenced on the way by the experimentation of New York and the eclecticism of Californian cooking, creating a unique fusion cuisine. Café Sistina offers a country Italian menu and a fusion cuisine integrating West Coast fresh flavours and the produce indigenous to Hawaii. 1314 King Street Honolulu, Hawaii 808-596-0061 www.cafesistina.com less

Cafe Sistina: 360 degrees

Cafe Sistina: 360 degrees

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Cafe Sistina in Honolulu is a landmark of upscale Italian cuisine and is one of the most photographed restaurants in the city because of its frescoe…moreCafe Sistina in Honolulu is a landmark of upscale Italian cuisine and is one of the most photographed restaurants in the city because of its frescoes. Owner and Chef Sergio Mitrotti is also the artist, who, over the years has moved effortlessly from the stove to the scaffolding during dining hours. His interpretation of the Sistine Chapel is populated by the powerful creatures who are Michelangelo'signature. The walls are also full of unique details that make dining at Sistina a pleasure for all the senses. Sergio has recently completed a large mural on the Declaration of Independence commissioned by the Honolulu Supreme Court. Cafe Sistina 1314 S. King St. Honolulu 808 5960061 www.cafesistina.com less

La Boqueria's market

La Boqueria's market

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La Boqueria's market is the perfect place to buy fresh food in Barcelona. Fruits, vegetables, meat, fish and more in this colourful and nice place, w…moreLa Boqueria's market is the perfect place to buy fresh food in Barcelona. Fruits, vegetables, meat, fish and more in this colourful and nice place, where you will fins everything necessary to prepare a delicious meal. less

P and O Cruises Australia and Cruising from Australia

http://www.eseacruising.com.au - Fast, secure and easy to use online cruise reservation service. Lowest cruise rates, no obligation reservations and …morehttp://www.eseacruising.com.au - Fast, secure and easy to use online cruise reservation service. Lowest cruise rates, no obligation reservations and online reservation. Always Wondered what cruising is all about? Here's an introduction to P&O Cruises Australia and Cruising from Australia! less

Halloween in BCN (La castanyada)

Halloween in BCN (La castanyada)

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While almost the whole world is celebrating Halloween, in Catalonia and Barcelona we celebrate la Castanyada: "castanyes", "panellets", Gina has ever…moreWhile almost the whole world is celebrating Halloween, in Catalonia and Barcelona we celebrate la Castanyada: "castanyes", "panellets", Gina has everything ready. Do you want to know what is it about? less

La Barceloneta

La Barceloneta

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La Barceloneta is a very lively quarter in Barcelona. You can go to the beach and have a dive and the walk trough the narrow streets, looking for del…moreLa Barceloneta is a very lively quarter in Barcelona. You can go to the beach and have a dive and the walk trough the narrow streets, looking for delicious sea food for lunch. Do you want to know where to have the best "tapas"? Then, you'll have to watch!! less

EXPLORING MADRID: THE PASEO DEL PRADO ARTS DISTRICT

EXPLORING MADRID: THE PASEO DEL PRADO ARTS DISTRICT

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Four major museums, a world-class botanical garden, and culinary delicacies whet one’s appetite through this enticing taste of the alluring arts dist…moreFour major museums, a world-class botanical garden, and culinary delicacies whet one’s appetite through this enticing taste of the alluring arts district of the Paseo del Prado in Madrid. Join Iris Brooks and Jon H. Davis of Northern Lights Studio as they explore Spain’s vibrant capital city in a cultural feast for all the senses. less

Coconuts in Vanuatu....

Coconuts in Vanuatu....

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Amelia checks out coconuts...Young coconuts have either a green shell while mature coconuts are the more familiar-looking brown, hairy variety. Young…moreAmelia checks out coconuts...Young coconuts have either a green shell while mature coconuts are the more familiar-looking brown, hairy variety. Young coconuts have more ‘water’ and soft, gel-like meat, and mature coconuts have firm meat and less ‘water.’ less

Luxury Wine Tour of Piedmont promo

Luxury Wine Tour of Piedmont promo

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The area in Piedmont called Langhe Roero has given the world the gift of truffles, the Nebbiolo grape, from which Barolo and Barbaresco come from and…moreThe area in Piedmont called Langhe Roero has given the world the gift of truffles, the Nebbiolo grape, from which Barolo and Barbaresco come from and a dazzling cuisine that is both aristocratic and simple. Let iexplore guide you on this luxury wine tour among castles and vineyards. There you’ll meet the makers of these great wines and the chefs working their dazzling cuisine in some of the most charming medieval towns in Italy. Your trip starts at the Villa Tiboldi, luxuriously renovated Villa and Farmhouse surrounded by Nebbiolo and Arneis vineyards with views that go on forever. Alba has a beautiful Cathedral from the XIth Century and a rich historic center. However Alba’s heart beats to the tune of the truffle. Renato Agnello, truffle hunter of of 60 years leads a search for truffles in the woods with his dog Diana. Tartufi Morra is a truffle emporium Established in 1930. It has the ultimate selection of everything truffle. The restaurant Piazza Duomo owned by the Ceretto winemaking family is a shocking pink space with frescoes by Francesco Clemente.The avant-garde cuisine of Chef Enrico Crippa has earned the restaurant a one Michelin star. The healthy pastry shop created by chef Luca Mentersino uses no sugar, milk or flour. So go ahead and splurge. Neive is at the heart of Barbaresco. Katja and Ivan Rivetti are the third generation of Rivetti making this wine here. Tops labels are Bricco Barbaresco and Bricco de Neveis. The Stupino brothers winery is housed in a sprawling 18th century castle. In the 70’s the Stupino’s cloned an old variety of Arneis vine producing a remarkable sparkling Pinot Noir besides their well known Barbaresco. The restaurant La Ciau del Tornavento is owned by chef Maurilio Garola. The Chef has consistently received one Michelin star for his groundbreaking dishes. The fortified Castle of Grinzane was erected in the XIth Century. Today it houses a very large Enoteca representing the best of Piedmont wines and grappas. Barolo is a charming medieval town surrounded by wineries The Marchesi Falletti created the first Barolo in this village.The first bottle, "Cannubbio 1861” is on permanent display.Today the original 19-century chestnut barrels have been reconditioned to age the Barolo Cannubi or Barolo Riserva. Locanda nel Borgo Antico is set in an hamlet outside Barolo. In this elegant restaurant Chef Massimo Camia prepares the classic dishes which have earned the restaurant a Michelin star. The Ceretto brothers have created a 300 acres network of small estates producing some outstanding labels. Top wines are Bricco Rocche, Brunate and Prapo’. They have also sponsored major art projects the Sol Lewitt Chapel among the vineyards and in their winery their futuristic wine-tasting glass cube. You will stay in the Hotel Villa Beccaris an 18th century palazzo surrounded by vineyards near the historic town of Monforte DAlba. 3 sisters from the Burlotto family run the Castle which their grandfather bought from the first King of Italy. The family restored the original frescos and furniture. Here you’ll attend cooking lesson in classic Piedmontese dishes. Their winery has some of the oldest vintages going back to the 1850’s. Top wines are Verduno Basadone, Barbaresco Rabaja’ . A truly royal lunch is served in the castle courtyard. Pietro Ratti runs the business founded by his father in the 60’s. Today this state of the arts winery produces an outstanding Barolo Marcenasco. After this magical tour with iexplore.com, Langhe Roero will stay with you forever. For more information on this privately guided, dream luxury wine tour call us at 1-800 iexplore or visit iexplore.com Copyright Christina Tours, LLC less

Luxury Wine Tour of Piedmont

Luxury Wine Tour of Piedmont

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The area in Piedmont called Langhe Roero has given the world the gift of truffles, the Nebbiolo grape, from which Barolo and Barbaresco come from and…moreThe area in Piedmont called Langhe Roero has given the world the gift of truffles, the Nebbiolo grape, from which Barolo and Barbaresco come from and a dazzling cuisine that is both aristocratic and simple. On this luxury wine tour among castles and vineyards you’ll meet the makers of these great wines and the chefs working their luscious cuisine in some of the most charming medieval towns in Italy. Your trip starts at the Villa Tiboldi, luxuriously renovated Villa and Farmhouse surrounded by Nebbiolo and Arneis vineyards with views that go on forever. The estate produces its own excellent Arneis Malvira. Alba has a beautiful Cathedral from the XIth Century and a rich historic center. However Alba’s heart beats to the tune of the truffle. Renato Agnello, truffle hunter of of 60 years leads a walk through the woods with his dog Diana, looking for truffles. Tartufi Morra is a truffle emporium Established in 1930 working with all the truffle hunters in the area. It has the ultimate selection of everything truffles from chocolate to oils The restaurant Piazza Duomo owned by the Ceretto winemaking family is a shocking pink space with frescoes by Francesco Clemente .The avantguarde cuisine of Chef Enrico Crippa has earned the restaurant a one Michelin star. This is a café and pastry shop created by chef Luca Mentersino uses no sugar, milk or flour. Everything is made with substitute. So go ahead and splurge. Katja and Ivan Rivetti are the third generation of Rivetti making barbaresco here. Tops wines are Bricco Barbaresco and Bricco de Neveis. Housed in a sprawling and movie-set-like 18th century castle owned by the Stupino brothers, the winery focuses on specialty wines. In the 70’s the Stupino’s cloned an old variety of Arneis vine producing a remarkable sparkling Pinot Noir. Among their wide range of wines they produce a top Barbaresco Riserva Santo Stefano. The restaurant La Ciau del Tornavento in Treiso sits on top of sprawling vineyards is owned by chef Maurilio Garola. It. The Chef has consistently received one Michelin star for his ground breaking dishes such as “ Plin de Seirass”, ravioli stuffed with ricotta and served in an actual nest made out of hay. The fortified Castle erected in the XIth Century on top of a hill once belonged to Count Camillo Benso of Cavour, one of the architects of the Unification of Italy. The castle has a very large Enoteca representing the best of Piedmont wines and grappas. Barolo is a charming medieval town surrounded by wineries. Therefore opening a corkscrew museum was a no brainer for Paolo Annoni who was once a pharmacist but abandoned his old profession to pursue his obsession. Over the years he has travelled the world and auction houses searching for the most unusual corkscrews, collecting 1,300 rare ones . Barolo was first created by the Marchesi Falletti in the middle of the 19th century around the village of Barolo. A bottle of the first Barolo, "Cannubbio 1859” is on permanent display, while vintages from 1938 on are available to collectors. The Enoteca has the most complete collection of Barolo in the world with 35.000 bottles of Barolo and the yearly addition of 400 bottles. Giant 19 century chestnut barrels have been reconditioned to age outstanding Barolo like the Barolo Cannubi or various Barolo Riserva. Locanda nel Borgo Antico is set in an hamlet outside Barolo. In this elegant restaurant Chef Camia prepares his signature traditional classic dishes which have earned him a Michelin star. In little more than thirty years, the Ceretto brothers created a 300 acres network of small independent estates producing some outstanding labels. They have sponsored major art projects like the Clemente frescos for their restaurant, the Sol Lewitt Chapel among the vineyards and for their winery in the town of Castiglione Falletto they have created their futuristic wine-tasting glass cube. Top wines are Bricco Rocche, Brunate and Prapo’. You will stay in the Hotel Villa Beccaris an 18th century palazzo surrounded by vineyards near the historic town of Monforte DAlba. 3 Burlotto sisters run the Castle which their grandfather bought from the first King of Italy. The family restored and maintains the original frescos and furniture. Here cooking lesson in classic Piedmontese dishes are conducted. The winery has some of the oldest vintages in the region dating back from 1850. Top wines are Verduno Basadone, Barbaresco Rabaja’ and the Dolcetto D’Alba Campot. A truly royal lunch is served in the castle courtyard. Pietro Ratti runs the business founded by his father in the 60’s. Today this state of the arts winery produces an outstanding Barolo Marcenasco. In the medieval town of La Morra on top of a hillside sits an old castle, now the restaurant Belvedere with spectacular views of the Barolo hills all the way to the alps. The Bovio family that owns it produces an outstanding Barolo. Copyright Christina Tours, LLC less

Beer + Holiday =perfection in Broome, Australia.

Matso's is the Kimberleys award winning microbrewery and is a true Broome treasure. The range of award winning beers include Hit the Toad premium lag…moreMatso's is the Kimberleys award winning microbrewery and is a true Broome treasure. The range of award winning beers include Hit the Toad premium lager, Monsoonal Blonde wheat beer, Smokey Bishop dark lager or Matso's famous alcoholic Ginger Beer, all with a local flavour that helps visitors instantly relax into Broome time. The Kimberley lifestyle, climate and natural environment is unique and unfettered, with the objective to create beers of individuality that will reflect the region. With the knowledge and wisdom of "Old World" brewing to draw from, and the imagination and innovation of "New World" brewers as its inspiration, Matso's aims to forge the future of Australian beer. www.westernaustralia.com/australiaway less

Luxury Wine Tour of Umbria

Luxury Wine Tour of Umbria

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Umbria , untouched by mass tourism , has preserved the magic of its past and the richness of its tradition. Etruscans and Romans made wine here 2,500…moreUmbria , untouched by mass tourism , has preserved the magic of its past and the richness of its tradition. Etruscans and Romans made wine here 2,500 years ago. Today on this magical Luxury wine tour you’ll meet the great winemakers continuing the great tradition, its great chefs and the great artists of its past. Your trip start in the middle of stunning vineyards outside Perugia at the luxurious Borgo Brufa resort Set in a highly panoramic position . The Goretti estate has its wine tastings in an imposing 14th Century tower , symbol of the winery. Outstanding wines are the L’Arringatore and their awarded Sagrantino grown in Montefalco. Taste the wines with a lunch al fresco with great views of Perugia. Starting from its central square with the cathedral, the Palace of the notaries and Fontana maggiore Perugia will stun you with its perfect Renaissance architecture. At the Hotel 3 Vaselle owned by the lungarotti family Multi-award Chef Domenico D’Imperio holds his Umbrian Cooking Lessons.here he show show to make classic Frascarelli with tomato sauce and basil, You’ll visit the Lungarotti winery, a pioneer in winemaking in Umbria. The winery founded in the 60’s by Giorgio Lungarotti is run today by 3 Lungarotti sisters. taste its excellent , Rubesco Riserva , The Wine museum run by the Lungarotti Foundation is a history lesson on the making and drinking of wine with a world class collection of art works ranging from ancient books to ceramics. The Sportoletti brothers own 40 acres on the hills of Spello and Assisi Taste their great Assisi rosso and taste the food prepared by mrs sportoletti or the Villa Fidelia Bianco Assisi is a dazzling city that will draw you into an enchanted time warp experience. It has managed to preserved most of its medieval buildings andUnesco declared it a World Heritage site. Frescoes by Giottos adorn the Basilica of St Francis of Assisi. you’ll stay at the Roccafiore Luxury Resort Right across from beautiful todi This is a rich and comfortable rural farm house with its own winery where youll taste their Rosso Sangiovese.and a cuisine thats a blend of home made and sophistication. Cantina Peppucci is is a small family business housed in the 13th Century St Antimo Abbey in a spectacular settino and considered one of the most fascinating architectural jewels of Medieval Umbria Taste their excellent Petroro Red, Montorsolo Grechetto di Todi, Alter Ego Red. Visit Mr Todini’s winery and Taste the superb Nero della Cervara then have lunch at his resort with great views of Colli Martani. Todi is another medieval jewel. The Captain’s palace and the Prior’s Palace face the sloping main square, one of the most picturesque in Italy. Todi is regularly used as a film set. Taste the simple foods of Umbria whose ingredients and preparation have remained traditional and flavours are brought out singing with their wines to in perfect harmony. Orvieto’s wine history runs thu history from the Etruscan in 7th century bc. To the magnificent medieval cathedral from the 12th century with carvings of vines on its front Inside enjoy great frescoes by fra angelico and signorelli You’ll be staying at Locanda Palazzone, a 13th century palazzo turned luxury resort surrounded by vynyards with great views of Orvieto.. It is owned by Giovanni and Ludovico Dubini who also own the attached winery . They are the only producers who age Orvieto Taste their great food and wines like Terre Vineate, campo del Guardiano. Owned by enologist brothers Enzo and Riccardo Cotarella the Falesco estate is home to great experimentation with old vinesTop wines are. Vitiano and Ferentano. Wine was grown on the Decugnano Hills since the 13th century. Decugnano dei Barbi makes a unique sparkling wine for which they are famous and ages it in cellars exavated in the lava rock. Taste the brut Decugnano Pinot Nero and have lunch al fresco around the pool. Castello della sala owned by the antinoris is a 1000 acres estate centered on a restored Medieval Castle built in the 14th Century, The castle’s tasting room feels like Henry the VIII could come in any time. Among their top wine is Cervaro della Sala.Tasting: Cervaro della Sala, , Muffato della Sala, e Pinot Nero Sagrantino is exclusively grown in the Montefalco and Bevagna area by no more than 20 growers. Marco Capri is one of the architects of its success . In the 1970’s Caprai took an ancient dessert wine and experimenting with the vine created the first Sagrantino red. Top wine is its a warded Sagrantino Collepiano. Wines: Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG, Sagrantino di Montefalco Collepiano DOCG, Montefalco Rosso DOC, Grecante Grechetto Colli Martini DOC In the midst of Montefalco’s main square the enoteca Alchimista is true to its name concoting inimagined flavours out of classic umbrian recipes. In Montefalco visit the St. Francis Church and its remarkable frescoes by Benozzo Gozzoli. Paolo Bea’s family roots in Montefalco go back to the 1500’s.The small, still artisanal production focuses on organic farming barring chemicals in the vinyard. Wines tasting: Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG, Montefalco Rosso Riserva DOC St Chiara, Rosso de Veo, , Montefalco DOC Rosso. Meet Salvatore Denaro,a chef who grows all of his own food, does not have a menu and parties every night with his patrons. A true fellinian character and an unforgettable experience. Copyright Christina Tours, LLC less

Umbria Wine Tour promo

Umbria Wine Tour promo

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Umbria , untouched by mass tourism , has preserved the magic and richness of its past. So Let iexplore guide you on this magical Luxury wine tour wh…moreUmbria , untouched by mass tourism , has preserved the magic and richness of its past. So Let iexplore guide you on this magical Luxury wine tour where you’ll meet the great winemakers, the great chefs and the great artists of this land…. Your trip start in the middle of stunning vineyards right outside Perugia at the luxurious start Borgo Brufa resort. Tasting at the Goretti winery is in their 14th century tower where you’ll drink their colliperugini and sagrantino and have lunch in full view of Perugia. Perugia will stun you with its perfect renaissance architecture. Chef Imperio will introduce you to Umbrian cooking at his cooking school. You’ll visit Lungarotti, a pioneer in winemaking in Umbria and taste its excellent Rubesco. You’ll love its world class wine museum. Taste Sportoletti great red Assisi Rosso. Assisi is a dazzling city that will draw you into an enchanted time warp experience. Right across from beautiful Todi you’ll stay at the Roccafiore Luxury Resort with its own winery and a cuisine that is a blend of home made and sophistication. At Cantina Peppucci housed in a 13th century abbey you’ll taste their excellent Petroro Red. Taste the superb Nero della Cervara with Mr Todini then have lunch at his resort with a view. Todi is so picturesque it feels like a movie set. Taste the simple foods of Umbria where ingredients and preparation have remained traditional and flavours are brought out singing with their wines to in perfect harmony. Orvieto’s wine history goes back to the Etruscan and the cathedral carvings of vines from the 13th century bear witness to this tradition. You’ll be staying at Locanda Palazzone owned by the Dubini brothers is a 13th century palazzo turned into a luxry resort surrounded by vineyards. The brothers make superb whites like Terre Vineate. Decugnano dei Barbi makes a unique Decugnano brut and ages it in cellar exacavetd in the lava rock. Castello della sala owned by the antinoris is a 1000 acres estate with top wines like cervaro della sala. Sagrantino is only grown in Montefalco area and marco Capri is one of the architects of its success with its warded Sagrantino Collepiano. Taste the food and wine of Montefalco and then view the remarkable frescos by Benozzo Gozzoli in the Museum of St Francis. Paolo Bea’s family has been on these hills since the 1500’s and he makes sagrantino with a great commitment to environmental standards. Meet Salvatore Denaro, a true fellinian chef who grows all of his own food and parties with his patrons. After this magical tour with iexplore.com, Umbria will stay with you forever. For more information on this privately guided, dream luxury wine tour call us at 1-800 iexplore or visit iexplore.com less

Apulia Wine Tour promo

Apulia Wine Tour promo

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The region of Apulia with 1000 hours more sunlight a year than the rest of the country make superb wines.Let iexplore guide you on this magical Luxu…moreThe region of Apulia with 1000 hours more sunlight a year than the rest of the country make superb wines.Let iexplore guide you on this magical Luxury wine tour. You ‘ll toast with top winemakers and will be dazzled by Apulia’s richness of wine, art and food…. Right next to Castel del Monte is the Rivera winery and the unique terrain here is the reason for outstanding wines like Falcone. Mr. Cocevola with a working farm near the Castle produces also a superior wines likeVandalo. The restaurant Corte in Fiore in Trani has won many awards.You will love it. Trani boasts a spectacular 13th Century Cathedrals right on the Adriatic sea water with splendid frescoes and mosaics. You’ll be staying at a 500 year old farmhouse locally called Masseria hidden in the midst of an ancient olive grove. Today Masseria Torre Coccaro is a 5 star resort where you’ll begin to understand the magical allure of Puglia. Alberobello is famous for its 1,500 conical trulli homes. Today it’s a UNESCO World Heritage site. Stroll through the hilltop town of Martina Franca, a beautiful baroque city full of great churches and palazzos. Enjoy Masseria Torre Coccaro’s private beach on the Adriatic sea. Or retreat to their cool spa built in a cave. Ostuni known as "the White Town" is an architectural jewel with a striking medieval cathedral and endless winding streets to get lost in. At Torre Coccaro the Chef will seduce you with his delicious cuisine. Be wisked by private boat for a swim in the crystal-water coves of Monopoli. Brindisi has been a major wine grower since roman times. Luigi Rubino holds his wine tasting at the restaurant Penny in a 12th Century building in order to highlight food pairing. Be swept away by his superb red called Torre Testa . Cantine Due Palme, is a co-operative of 1,000 growers specializing in local grape varieties. Taste their top wine Selvarossa with the enologyst and Director Angelo Maci. Lecce is nicknamed "The Florence of the South" because of the rich Baroque architectural monuments carved out of the local white stone. In Lecce you’ll stay at the Hotel Risorgimento, a five star Luxury Hotel in a spectacular 18th Century Palace in the heart of town . Have lunch at Atenze a landmark restaurant housed in a baroque palace with superb Apulian specialties. Taste Leone de Castris Salice Salentino Donna Lisa, the top wine of the collection. You’ll enjoy spectacular views of the harbour from Palazzo Papaleo, your own 5 star palazzo . Explore Otranto and its medieval monuments. After this magical tour with iexplore.com, Apulia will have carved out a place in your heart forever. For more information on this privately guided, dream luxury wine tour call us at 1-800 iexplore or visit iexplore.com less

Luxury Wine Tour of Apulia

Luxury Wine Tour of Apulia

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The region of Apulia at the heel of Italy has 1000 hours more sunlight a year than the rest of the country and its local sun drenched grapes make sup…moreThe region of Apulia at the heel of Italy has 1000 hours more sunlight a year than the rest of the country and its local sun drenched grapes make superb wines. On this trip you will meet some of the top winemakers of the region, taste their wines and be dazzled by Apulia’s undiscovered richness of wine, food and art . Join us on this spectacular tour. Castel del Monte in Andria is a 13th Century castle and a Unesco World Heritage Site. Carlo de Corato, Rivera’s owner says the unique terrain around the Castle combined with the cool breezes coming down from the Balkans are the reason for outstanding wines like Falcone. You’ll also taste other top wines like Cappellacio and Rupicolo. Mr. Cocevola oversees the working farm, and winery near Castel del Monte producing superior wines likeVandalo. Other good wines are Rosso Cocevola, Pampanuto and Il Tratto. La Corte in Fiore, Trani. Housed in a 16th Century building, this restaurant has won many awards for its seafood specialties. You will love it. Trani is a medieval town built on the Adriatic Sea with one of the most spectacular 13th Century Cathedrals right on the water. You’ll have special access to the cript with splendid frescoes and mosaics. Hidden in the midst of an ancient olive grove this 500 year old Masseria where you will be staying has been a fortress, a farm and a refuge for pilgrims. Today Masseria Torre Coccaro is a 5 star resort, a sublime mixture of Apulian rusticity and world class luxury where you’ll begin to understand the magical allure of Puglia. Alberobello is famous for its 1,500 conical trulli homes. Today it’s a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy strolling through the hilltop town of Martina Franca, a beautiful baroque city full of great churches and palazzos from the 17th and 18th century. Small fishing boats deliver the fish daily to the door of L’Ancora Restaurant built on the rocks right on the sea in Monopoli. Enjoy “crudo”, the Italian equivalent of sushi or their cooked specialties. Enjoy a free afternoon at Masseria Torre Coccaro with its own private beach on the Adriatic sea. For further pampering retreat to a cool spa built in in an underground cave. Ostuni known as "the White Town" is an architectural jewel with a striking medieval cathedral and endless winding streets to get lost in before your first glass of wine. At Torre Coccaro the Chef displays his remarkable skills at blending tradition with innovation using just picked seasonal foods grown locally on Coccaro’s land. A private yacht takes guests for swims in the crystal-water coves of Monopoli. Brindisi was a major port city during Roman times and a column still marks the end of the Appian way. Rubino is a family owned winemaker in Brindisi growing local varieties in vinyeards near the Adriatic sea. Luigi Rubino holds his wine tasting at the restaurant Penny, a hot spot on the harbour, housed in a 12th Century building in order to highlight food pairing. Enjoy a lunch with orecchiette, a local pasta specialty with fresh tomatoes and basil that works well with the red negroamaro. Then artichoke ravioli with shrimps sauteed in garlic and slivers of parmesan and tagliolini sauteed with squid and crabmeat, both served with the white malvasia called Giancola. Giancola is a beach on the Adriatic and the sea breezes give it its unique character. Rubino revived a 2000 year old indigenous vine called Sussumaniello producing a superb red called Torre Testa to be paired with red meat and aged cheeses. Cantine Due Palme in Cellino San Marco, is a co-operative of 1,000 growers specializing in local grape varieties like Negroamaro, Malvasia Nera and Primitivo. The Top wines Primitivo Ettamiano, Red Salice Talentino, Canonico Negroamaro, have consistently been winning awards. Taste their top wine Selvarossa with the enologyst and Winery Director Angelo Maci. Lecce is nicknamed "The Florence of the South" Because of the rich Baroque architectural monuments carved out of the local white stone. In Lecce you’ll stay at the Hotel Risorgimento, a five star Luxury Hotel in a spectacular 18th Century Palace in the heart of town . Have lunch at Atenze a landmark restaurant housed in a baroque palace with superb Apulian specialties. Go out on the town. Lecce at nite is a throbbing city in a magical setting. The original Leone de Castris was a Spanish nobleman who bought 10 thousand acres in 1665 planting olive trees and vines. The most famous is Five Roses born during World War II in discarded GI’s beer bottles when the wine became popular with U.S. top military brass. Taste the top wine of the collection: the Salice Salentino Donna Lisa. You’ll enjoy spectacular views of the harbour from your Palazzo Papaleo, a 5 star hotel in a 17th Century palazzo next to the Cathedral. Walk around Otranto, a bustling sea side town with remarkable monuments from the Middle Ages. Meet the fishing boats as they unload their catch at the harbour with Chef Massimo of Vico Lopez Restaurant. You will pick the fish to eat at his restaurant that night. After this magical tour Apulia will have carved out a place in your heart forever. copyright Christinatours,LLC less

Ceretto: art, food and Barolo

Ceretto: art, food and Barolo

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Alba in Piedmont is a very small town but it’s big in 3 areas: Art…. Food, being the world capital of black and white truffles and Wine, producing wo…moreAlba in Piedmont is a very small town but it’s big in 3 areas: Art…. Food, being the world capital of black and white truffles and Wine, producing world reknown Barolo right here. The Ceretto family in Alba is literally and seriously involved in all 3 area. Established wine growers for 70 years they also own their own upscale restaurants and have enlisted major world artists to decorate their building. This never consecrated psychedelic chapel was painted by Saul Lewitt in 1999. Their winery is in nearby Castiglione Falletto, an old medieval town. However true to their adventurous spirit they picked Turin architect De Abate to design their modern building with a glass cube for the tasting room. On these hils on 20 acres they produce 3 outstanding Barolos which have won the company many awards: Bricco Rocche, Prapo and Brunate. So for their Piazza Duomo restaurant they picked Enrico Crippa, an awarded chef who paints beautiful dishes in the kitchen and the artist Francesco Clemente who painted the walls. Of course their Barolo is always on the table. The Chef explains that the fresco it represents happiness, the vineyard, nature and freedom. He also remembers that Clemente was painting with natural colors, made with flowers and natural herbs so while painting the room always filled up with insects and bees which were following the scent as if they were in an open field instead of a room in the center of town. less

Caprai, one of Umbria's wine innovators

Caprai, one of Umbria's wine innovators

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Sagrantino is a unique grape only grown in the Montefalco Assisi area. It was probably brought here in the 1400’s by Franciscan monks followers of St…moreSagrantino is a unique grape only grown in the Montefalco Assisi area. It was probably brought here in the 1400’s by Franciscan monks followers of St Francis. The sweet wine has been drunk by locals on weddings and Easter ever since. In the 70’s Arnaldo Caprai bought 10 acres of land and decided to focus on this old vine and for the first time make a dry red wine. In the 80 his son Marco who had graduated as an enologyst brought to the winery a desire to experiment and innovate. The Caprai’s convinced the University of Milan to come on board on a research project to clone the various strains of old Sagrantino vines which were on the verge of disappearing. The experiment was very successful and the rest is history. In 1992 the top appellation DPCG was awarded to sagrantino winning Caprai international recognition and many awards. Under strict Italian law, "Montefalco Sagrantino Secco" DOCG defines a wine guaranteed to come exclusively from Sagrantino grapes, exclusively from the Province of Perugia Secco means dry. The wine ages for 30 months, of which at least 12 in oak barrels. This wine is a DOCG, the highest-ranking category of Italian wine denominations Sagrantino di Montefalco, is a DOCG wine that must be made from 100 percent Sagrantino. Most wines in the world are made from the same 5-6 different types of grapes. Sagrantino di Montefalco is unique because it is made from a single grape and only made here. Sagrantino di Montefalco Collepiani first produced in 1979 is possibly the star of the collection. Caprai still produces Sagrantino di Montefalco Passito (also DOCG), the sweet wine that gave birth to the modern sagrantino . Today thanks to Caprai this wine once almost forgotten is drunk the world over. less

Rubino pairs his Puglia wines with local cuisine

Brindisi is an old roman port in Puglia, at the heel of Italy. In fact it still has a column marking the end of the Appian way. During Roman times …moreBrindisi is an old roman port in Puglia, at the heel of Italy. In fact it still has a column marking the end of the Appian way. During Roman times Puglia used to be the major wine producer of the empire. Today it is still the major wine producer in Italy hosting some ambitious wine producers .like the Rubino's. Luigi Rubino showcases his 3 best wines with interesting food pairing at the restaurant Penny in Brindisi. Penny is an old favorite in town housed in a 12th century building and serving some of the most authentic local dishes prepared by Chef cosimo Orfano . The wines Negroamaro Red, Malvasia Giancola and Torre Testa have all unique characteristics given Puglia's 1000 hours more sun than any other region of Italy. Torre Testa is made from a grape called Susumaniello which came from Dalmatia in the 7th century bc. It is exclusively cultivated in Puglia and only in the Brindisi area. The Rubino Estate produces 800,000 bottles a year with 70 % of the production exported to 20 countries. less

Langhe:corkscrew obssessed

Langhe:corkscrew obssessed

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The Barolo area in Langhe, Italy boasts some of the most prestigious wines and wineries in the world. It also counts among its many reason to visit t…moreThe Barolo area in Langhe, Italy boasts some of the most prestigious wines and wineries in the world. It also counts among its many reason to visit the area the existence of the "Museum of corkscrews". Paolo Annoni was once a pharmacist but abandoned his old profession to dedicate himself to his passion for corkscrews. Over the years he has travelled the world and auction houses searching for the most unusual corkscrews, collecting 1,300 rare ones and exhibiting them in the town of Barolo. Christie's in London devotes 2 sales a year to corkscrews. If you attend you'll be sure to find Paolo there. less

ERIN 411! Destination: Around Reno

ERIN 411! Destination: Around Reno

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In this episode, I'm taking you around Reno to the places the locals go. Using the annual Reno News and Review Best of Northern Nevada Guide, I'm hit…moreIn this episode, I'm taking you around Reno to the places the locals go. Using the annual Reno News and Review Best of Northern Nevada Guide, I'm hitting up the places we voted as the best so when you come to town you know exactly where the locals play. You won't waste anytime in the tourist traps because I'm showing you the place to find Reno's best margarita, vegetarian food, and more. ERIN 411! The Show You Need To Know (because it's awesome) less

Buggy Fun in Vanuatu...

Buggy Fun in Vanuatu...

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Amelia checks out this awesome adventure, taking her off road in the muddy jungle & along some amazing beaches....

Bali : Kudeta Restaurant

Bali : Kudeta Restaurant

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Kudeta restaurant is located on the beach in the busy bustling Jalan Laksmana, in Seminyak. This place is uber funky and cool. Chill out on the sun …moreKudeta restaurant is located on the beach in the busy bustling Jalan Laksmana, in Seminyak. This place is uber funky and cool. Chill out on the sun lounges during the day, sip cocktails and watch the sunset at dusk or taste the amazing delights on offer from an international menu. Once the sun goes down Kudeta turns in to a awesome place to party the night away with funky house music and dont forget the famous White Party's.. less

The Champagne Region

The Champagne Region

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Champagne was invented in the Marne area East of Paris by a monk called Dom Perignon in the 17th Century. The rest is history!

Czech Brewery Cerna Hora - visit & enjoy

Czech Brewery Cerna Hora - visit & enjoy

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Cerna Hora is a very nice and attractive small to medium size Czech brewery. We organize excursions on the brewery and an extensive testing of a uniq…moreCerna Hora is a very nice and attractive small to medium size Czech brewery. We organize excursions on the brewery and an extensive testing of a unique lager, offered since 1530. Come and enjoy with www.olomouc-guide.com less

Brno - the capital of Moravia

Brno - the capital of Moravia

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Video presented by olomouc-guide.com for travelers who wish to explore the second biggest city in the Czech Republic.

Sunshine Coast in Australia

Sunshine Coast in Australia

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Pristine coastline and lush hinterland, superb cuisine, action and adventure or just the perfect piece of sand on which to chill out...

10 Best: Bangkok- personal Chef at Lebua Hotel

Bua means lotus in Thai and the french"le" before it clearly spells this Hotel mission to be the ultimate in East-West sophistication offering all su…moreBua means lotus in Thai and the french"le" before it clearly spells this Hotel mission to be the ultimate in East-West sophistication offering all suites and amenities like a personal chef cooking in your room featured here. Ranked as "2008 best Luxury Hotel", by Traveler's Choice, Trip Advisor, Lebua at State Tower is located in the heart of Bangkok a few steps from the Chao-Phraya river. This is a different Bangkok from the familiar hustle and bustle one and its restaurant and bar on the 65th floor terrace offer the most breathtaking views of the city. Hosted by Sunida Thirasak, a Bangkok native presently living in New York. less

A Taste of Spain – in London

A Taste of Spain – in London

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The chimes of Big Ben were drowned out by the clicking of castanets as London’s famous Borough Market went Mediterranean. Budding gourmets and Spani…moreThe chimes of Big Ben were drowned out by the clicking of castanets as London’s famous Borough Market went Mediterranean. Budding gourmets and Spanish enthusiasts indulged their taste-buds as the week long ‘Taste of Spain’ festival concentrated on matters food and drink. This tantalising selection of Spain’s most famous foods and wines included demonstrations by chefs from London’s leading Spanish restaurants and the Spanish regions. There were even cocktails being made out of Harveys Sherry. It’s part of a push to encourage British people to sample the Spanish experience, and hopefully encourage even more of us to take a trip to Spain on holiday. To see just what was served up, take a look at this video. less

Wine + Vacation + Heaven

Wine + Vacation + Heaven

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Why wine tourism in New Zealand is the latest 'must' for tipple and travel fans.

Coriole Winery in South Australia

Coriole Winery in South Australia

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Wine Planet checks out Coriole winery set in the "Seaview" sub region of the McLaren Vale Wine District in South Australia. Coriole Vineyards was…moreWine Planet checks out Coriole winery set in the "Seaview" sub region of the McLaren Vale Wine District in South Australia. Coriole Vineyards was established by the Lloyd family in 1967, in hills overlooking the McLaren Vale wine region and Gulf St Vincent. The area is one of Australia's oldest and best-known wine districts. The original vineyard at Coriole was planted in 1920. Further plantings were added in the late 1960's and 1990's. With its three specialities being Shiraz, Sangiovese and Chenin Blanc. less

10 Best: Bangkok- Cooking class

10 Best: Bangkok- Cooking class

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The 10 Best series highlights the best things to do in the top cities around the world. From the Bangkok Marriott Pier, the Manhora cruise boat de…moreThe 10 Best series highlights the best things to do in the top cities around the world. From the Bangkok Marriott Pier, the Manhora cruise boat departs Monday to Friday for Thai cooking classes cruising down the Chaophraya River. The boat is a 100 year old rice barge restored for 21st century luxury cruising. Sunida is taught the art of preparing a 5 course banquet by Chef de Partie Patchareekorn Seehawat. Here we see the making of the most famous of Thai soups:the Tom Yum Talay. Hosted by Sunida Thirasak, a Bangkok native presently living in New York. less

South Island Wineries

South Island Wineries

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New Zealand South Island counts more than 70 wineries in the Malborough area. These vinyards benefit for a stony alluvial soil that has superior drai…moreNew Zealand South Island counts more than 70 wineries in the Malborough area. These vinyards benefit for a stony alluvial soil that has superior drainage, perfect for growing the sauvignon blanc favored in this region. Produced by Sidney and mary Lee Nolan for Compulsive Traveler. less

North Island Wineries

North Island Wineries

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New Zealand's wines were unknown to the rest of the world until the 1980's because local consumption was limited by the restrictive laws about drinki…moreNew Zealand's wines were unknown to the rest of the world until the 1980's because local consumption was limited by the restrictive laws about drinking wine with food. When the laws were relaxed in the 60's, a domestic market was born and grapes became a suitable crop for development. Produced by Sidney and Mary Lee Nolan for Compulsive Traveler. less

Melbourne and Yarra Valley wines

Melbourne and Yarra Valley wines

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The Yarra Valley is Melbourne's breadbasket and one of the country's top wine producers with over 40 wineries delivering everything from excellent Ca…moreThe Yarra Valley is Melbourne's breadbasket and one of the country's top wine producers with over 40 wineries delivering everything from excellent Cabernet Sauvignon to a good bubbly made by the Australian wing of Moet & Chandon. The area is also known for one of the most scenic routes along the Great Ocean Road to Adelaide. Produced by Sid and Mary Lee Nolan for Compulsive Traveler. less

Hunter Valley wines

Hunter Valley wines

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The famous Hunter Valley wine producing region begins 70 miles North of Sidney. This is the oldest wine producing area since 1825.Good soil and ample…moreThe famous Hunter Valley wine producing region begins 70 miles North of Sidney. This is the oldest wine producing area since 1825.Good soil and ample rains make this a perfect environment for growing a wide range of grapes. Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay are the most popular wines here. Produced by Sidney and Mary Lee Nolan for Compulsive Traveler. less

10 Best: Berlin- Ka De We

10 Best: Berlin- Ka De We

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10 Best series highlights the best things to do in the top cities around the world. This is Europe largest store with a legendary food Departme…more10 Best series highlights the best things to do in the top cities around the world. This is Europe largest store with a legendary food Department on the 6th floor. Here Berliners come for oysters and champagne, restaurants come to buy fresh fish and anyone can get lost having to choose among 1,200 types of sausages,1,300 kinds of cheeses and 400 kinds of breads. A must see. Hosted by Julia Grimpe,a theater and TV star who resides in Berlin. less

10 Best: Berlin- Curry 36

10 Best: Berlin- Curry 36

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10 Best series highlights the best things to do in the top cities around the world. Drivers in Kreutzberg are pulled in by the aroma of this cur…more10 Best series highlights the best things to do in the top cities around the world. Drivers in Kreutzberg are pulled in by the aroma of this curry wurst being served at Curry 36. Invented by Herta Hower in 1949 during food shortages of the time, it soon became immensely popular with all Berliners. She patented in 1951. The ketchup secret formula includes ginger, cumin, cinnamon, cardamon and a variety of exotic peppers. People still come here from all over Berlin for this legendary smoked pork sausage. Hosted by Julia Grimpe, theater and TV star, who is resident of Berlin. less

10 Best: Berlin- Berliner Weisse

10 Best: Berlin- Berliner Weisse

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10 Best series highlights the best things to do in the top cities around the world. Berliner Weisse is a specialty of Berlin: it's a top ferment…more10 Best series highlights the best things to do in the top cities around the world. Berliner Weisse is a specialty of Berlin: it's a top fermented,bottle conditioned. wheat beer. Because it is tart and acidic Berliners mix it with either raspberry or woodruff juice and drink it through a straw (which is quite controversial in Germany). Napoleon liked his Berliner Weisse without syrup and called it "the champagne of the North". In the US about 100 years ago this type of beer, made according to the Berliner Weisse method, was the most popular beer in the US. less

Nightlife in Banff, Canada

Nightlife in Banff, Canada

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Dining and drinking in the heart of the Canadian Rockies.

10 Best: Berlin-Cafe Einstein

10 Best: Berlin-Cafe Einstein

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10 Best series highlights the best things to do in the top cities around the world. Cafe' Einstein is an old coffee house with a long and glamor…more10 Best series highlights the best things to do in the top cities around the world. Cafe' Einstein is an old coffee house with a long and glamorous history, a trendy crowd coming in at all hours and the best apple strudel in town. Hosted by Julia Grimpe, a TV and Theater star who resides in Berlin. less

The Bordeaux wine region

The Bordeaux wine region

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In Bordeaux the word Chateaux can be applied to anything, from an imposing estate to a simple country house to a few rows of vines that constitute a …moreIn Bordeaux the word Chateaux can be applied to anything, from an imposing estate to a simple country house to a few rows of vines that constitute a small vineyard. There are over 3,000 Chateaux names in the Bordeaux area but they do not represent a corresponding number of palatial mansions. less

Europe: unlimited inspiration

Europe: unlimited inspiration

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In conjunction with "My favorite European video" contest run on http://www.visiteurope.com: a brief survey of the endless choices Europe offers a vi…moreIn conjunction with "My favorite European video" contest run on http://www.visiteurope.com: a brief survey of the endless choices Europe offers a videographer. less

Destination Unknown Brazil Episode 6 NATALThing to do & see

In this travel video, Micheal Murphy chills out on the beach and enjoys grilled lobster tail.

Cactus Leaves Salad-Ensalada de Nopal

Cactus Leaves Salad-Ensalada de Nopal

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The art of making a salad. A filmby Isabel Rojas. Released in "Loteria Cantada", a compilation of music videos by Lila Downs and shorts by Mexican f…moreThe art of making a salad. A filmby Isabel Rojas. Released in "Loteria Cantada", a compilation of music videos by Lila Downs and shorts by Mexican filmmakers. less

Cooking with Zarela: Ranch style- Dry chile.

Cooking with Zarela: Ranch style- Dry chile.

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Mexican born Zarela Martinez is one the leading U.S. restaurateurs. Her namesake restaurant is a Manhattan institution and a culinary trend-setter. …moreMexican born Zarela Martinez is one the leading U.S. restaurateurs. Her namesake restaurant is a Manhattan institution and a culinary trend-setter. She has authored several acclaimed books:"Food from my heart","Food and life of Oaxaca" and "Zarela's Veracruz". Her 13 part series "Zarela, Cocina Veracruzana" is airing on PBS. She has made guest appearances on many TV shows including "Julia Child:cooking with master chefs" and " Martha Stewart". less

Cooking with Zarela: Sparkling fresh-Fresh chile.

Cooking with Zarela: Sparkling fresh-Fresh chile.

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Mexican born Zarela Martinez is one the leading U.S. restaurateurs. Her namesake restaurant is a Manhattan institution and a culinary trend-setter. …moreMexican born Zarela Martinez is one the leading U.S. restaurateurs. Her namesake restaurant is a Manhattan institution and a culinary trend-setter. She has authored several acclaimed books:"Food from my heart","Food and life of Oaxaca" and "Zarela's Veracruz". Her 13 part series "Zarela, Cocina Veracruzana" is airing on PBS. She has made guest appearances on many TV shows including "Julia Child:cooking with master chefs" and " Martha Stewart". less

Cooking with Zarela: All aflame- Green chile.

Cooking with Zarela: All aflame- Green chile.

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Mexican born Zarela Martinez is one the leading U.S. restaurateurs. Her namesake restaurant is a Manhattan institution and a culinary trend-setter. …moreMexican born Zarela Martinez is one the leading U.S. restaurateurs. Her namesake restaurant is a Manhattan institution and a culinary trend-setter. She has authored several acclaimed books:"Food from my heart","Food and life of Oaxaca" and "Zarela's Veracruz". Her 13 part series "Zarela, Cocina Veracruzana" is airing on PBS. She has made guest appearances on many TV shows including "Julia Child:cooking with master chefs" and " Martha Stewart". less

Cooking with Zarela: Beat it!- Beaten egg

Cooking with Zarela: Beat it!- Beaten egg

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Mexican born Zarela Martinez is one the leading U.S. restaurateurs. Her namesake restaurant is a Manhattan institution and a culinary trend-setter. …moreMexican born Zarela Martinez is one the leading U.S. restaurateurs. Her namesake restaurant is a Manhattan institution and a culinary trend-setter. She has authored several acclaimed books:"Food from my heart","Food and life of Oaxaca" and "Zarela's Veracruz". Her 13 part series "Zarela, Cocina Veracruzana" is airing on PBS. She has made guest appearances on many TV shows including "Julia Child:cooking with master chefs" and " Martha Stewart". less

Cooking with Zarela: The root of it all-Jicama

Cooking with Zarela: The root of it all-Jicama

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Mexican born Zarela Martinez is one the leading U.S. restaurateurs. Her namesake restaurant is a Manhattan institution and a culinary trend-setter. …moreMexican born Zarela Martinez is one the leading U.S. restaurateurs. Her namesake restaurant is a Manhattan institution and a culinary trend-setter. She has authored several acclaimed books:"Food from my heart","Food and life of Oaxaca" and "Zarela's Veracruz". Her 13 part series "Zarela, Cocina Veracruzana" is airing on PBS. She has made guest appearances on many TV shows including "Julia Child:cooking with master chefs" and " Martha Stewart". less

Cooking with Zarela: Thorny issue-Nopales

Cooking with Zarela: Thorny issue-Nopales

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Mexican born Zarela Martinez is one the leading U.S. restaurateurs. Her namesake restaurant is a Manhattan institution and a culinary trend-setter. …moreMexican born Zarela Martinez is one the leading U.S. restaurateurs. Her namesake restaurant is a Manhattan institution and a culinary trend-setter. She has authored several acclaimed books:"Food from my heart","Food and life of Oaxaca" and "Zarela's Veracruz". Her 13 part series "Zarela, Cocina Veracruzana" is airing on PBS. She has made guest appearances on many TV shows including "Julia Child:cooking with master chefs" and " Martha Stewart". less

Cooking with Zarela: Easier than you think-Plantains

Cooking with Zarela: Easier than you think-Plantains

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Mexican born Zarela Martinez is one the leading U.S. restaurateurs. Her namesake restaurant is a Manhattan institution and a culinary trend-setter. …moreMexican born Zarela Martinez is one the leading U.S. restaurateurs. Her namesake restaurant is a Manhattan institution and a culinary trend-setter. She has authored several acclaimed books:"Food from my heart","Food and life of Oaxaca" and "Zarela's Veracruz". Her 13 part series "Zarela, Cocina Veracruzana" is airing on PBS. She has made guest appearances on many TV shows including "Julia Child:cooking with master chefs" and " Martha Stewart". less

Cooking with Zarela: Smooth,not chunky- Guacamole

Cooking with Zarela: Smooth,not chunky- Guacamole

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Mexican born Zarela Martinez is one the leading U.S. restaurateurs. Her namesake restaurant is a Manhattan institution and a culinary trend-setter. …moreMexican born Zarela Martinez is one the leading U.S. restaurateurs. Her namesake restaurant is a Manhattan institution and a culinary trend-setter. She has authored several acclaimed books:"Food from my heart","Food and life of Oaxaca" and "Zarela's Veracruz". Her 13 part series "Zarela, Cocina Veracruzana" is airing on PBS. She has made guest appearances on many TV shows including "Julia Child:cooking with master chefs" and " Martha Stewart". less

Tuscany and Umbria

Tuscany and Umbria

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This is just a teaser of the programs we plan to develop on Italian themes. It is also an example of the kinds of short WEB movies on many parts o…moreThis is just a teaser of the programs we plan to develop on Italian themes. It is also an example of the kinds of short WEB movies on many parts of the world that we can create from our extensive footage resources. less

Chef Oberoi of the Mumbai Taj

Chef Oberoi of the Mumbai Taj

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Hemant Oberoi is Grand Executive Chef at the Taj Mahal Palace and Hotel in Mumbai, India. A multiple award winner, he is credited with having introdu…moreHemant Oberoi is Grand Executive Chef at the Taj Mahal Palace and Hotel in Mumbai, India. A multiple award winner, he is credited with having introduced various niche cuisines to the Indian palate and singlehandedly invented Indian fusion. In his private Chef Studio at the Taj he hosts small dinner parties for visiting celebrities, from Prime Ministers to Brad Pritt and Angelina Jolie. less

Food of Michoacan

Food of Michoacan

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After visiting the butterflies in Sierra Chinqua, we were lucky enough to be directed to Cocina El Mirador which is an authentic cowboy restaurant. …moreAfter visiting the butterflies in Sierra Chinqua, we were lucky enough to be directed to Cocina El Mirador which is an authentic cowboy restaurant. It is basically a barn, with a few tables on a dirt floor and a wood-fired griddle. Fresh Steak, cactus leaves and onions with simple quesadillas was prepared for us on a wood fired stove. In this authentically rustic setting I sat down to one of the best and truly unique dining experiences. Simple sometimes is best. Hosted by Roberto Mitrotti less

Exploring French Wine Regions

Exploring French Wine Regions

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After spending nearly five years writing and editing World Geography programs for the Middle School market, we decided it was time to do something …moreAfter spending nearly five years writing and editing World Geography programs for the Middle School market, we decided it was time to do something interesting, educational, and totally unsuitable for sixth graders. Our World Wine Regions series, beginning with France, was the result. less

French Wine 2

French Wine 2

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This quick tour of French wine regions sets the stage for our 80 minute production.

Overlander.tv - Sydney by Day, Harbour cruise and fish market

In Sydney I Interviewed Richard Maddrell, who works in the tourism industry. If someone has a day to spare in Sydney, Richard suggested taking a harb…moreIn Sydney I Interviewed Richard Maddrell, who works in the tourism industry. If someone has a day to spare in Sydney, Richard suggested taking a harbour cruise, and visiting the fish market. less

The Mena House Oberoi, Cairo Egypt

The Mena House Oberoi, Cairo Egypt

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Located on 40 acres of gardens right under the Pyramids the Mena House began as a hunting lodge for Vice King Kedive Ismail. In 1869 he expanded th…moreLocated on 40 acres of gardens right under the Pyramids the Mena House began as a hunting lodge for Vice King Kedive Ismail. In 1869 he expanded the lodge on the occasion of the opening of the Suez Canal in order to impress visiting Empress Eugenie with the best views of the Pyramids. the Mena House Oberoi has played host to kings and Emperors,Heads of State and celebrities and not only boasts the best views of the Pyramids but also the only golf course right under them. less

Sheraton Montazah, Alexandria Egypt

Sheraton Montazah, Alexandria Egypt

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The Hotel faces its own private beach on the Mediterranean Sea right next to King Farouk's Palace and Gardens. Right on the Corniche and very accessi…moreThe Hotel faces its own private beach on the Mediterranean Sea right next to King Farouk's Palace and Gardens. Right on the Corniche and very accessible to the City Center.Alexandria, founded by Alexander the Great is an important industrial port with the Suez pipeline ending here. It is also a major tourist resort with Cleopatra's palace buried and still visible in its harbour, major Roman ruins and is home to the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the modern library of Alexandria, and a modern architectural wonder. less

Eat on the Street in NYC

Eat on the Street in NYC

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Hungry and broke? EmmaOntheLoose investigates what $5 buys you on the streets of New York City.

Finca Los Nietos

Finca Los Nietos

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A couple retires to Antigua Guatemala and ends up busier than ever running a boutique coffee farm.

Reno Ride To Ribs

Reno Ride To Ribs

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A bike ride along the Truckee River from Reno to Sparks for a Rib Festival.

Sourtoe Cocktail

Sourtoe Cocktail

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No visit to Dawson City in the Yukon is complete without imbibing your favorite libation at the Downtown Hotel Saloon seasoned with a petrified toe.

Reef-Net Fishing and Wild Salmon

Reef-Net Fishing and Wild Salmon

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A short piece that includes interviews with the last reef-net fisherman in the United States. Someone who upholds an old way of life and an art that …moreA short piece that includes interviews with the last reef-net fisherman in the United States. Someone who upholds an old way of life and an art that has been pushed aside by industrial agriculture and factory farmed salmon. He reviews with us the process of reef-net fishing. less

Villa Montana style

Villa Montana style

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In Mexico' Sierra Madre mountains lies Morelia, a colonial gem with a gem of an Hotel

Happyhour Island

Happyhour Island

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a tiny island is home to a small business that brings joy to visitors and locals

Jemma's Tree House

Jemma's Tree House

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on Tobago Jemma's Tree House restaurant provides delicious French creole cooking for visitors and locals

Oaxaca Wedding

Oaxaca Wedding

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A couple of New Yorkers get married in Oaxaca,Mexico. Their nuptuals combine Zapotec, Mixtec and christian traditions for a most festive union.

Fresh Conch Salad

Fresh Conch Salad

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while sailing through the Cayman Islands, encountering conch divers, yields a tasty local delicacy

Nightlife and Entertainment - Your Party 101 for Whistler

Your here for adventure or maybe just relaxing but with most activities ending around dinner time you might be wondering what do with you night. Get…moreYour here for adventure or maybe just relaxing but with most activities ending around dinner time you might be wondering what do with you night. Get all the local inside tips for having a great time at night in Whistler. Produced by RTOWN less

Girona City break

Girona City break

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Imagine a full day of city activities from 8 a.m. till dawn

Brisighella - Albergo La Rocca

Brisighella - Albergo La Rocca

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Per info: www.albergo-larocca.it - info@albergo-larocca.it - Tel 0546-81180 It dates from the fifteenth century, 10, with 4 generations of the fa…morePer info: www.albergo-larocca.it - info@albergo-larocca.it - Tel 0546-81180 It dates from the fifteenth century, 10, with 4 generations of the family Valgimigli welcoming guests. Today the hotel offers 19 rooms all with wifi internet with a 100 seats restaurant. The kitchen is type of international and traditional, with homemade pasta and the use of selected raw materials from the area. A wide selection of Italian wines with a predominance of both regional and local. Very impressive is the panoramic terrace. Its central location makes it an excellent starting point to explore the village and the surrounding area, with the rail link with Florence, Rimini, Ravenna and Bologna. Visit the town, spend a day at the spa, or greens of the golf club just a few kilometers away. Brisighella is tradition, history, culture, welfare, sport. less

Appetite for health

Appetite for health

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Imagine a place where everything you see, do and learn helps you become the healthiest, happiest you. At world-renowned Canyon Ranch resorts in Tucso…moreImagine a place where everything you see, do and learn helps you become the healthiest, happiest you. At world-renowned Canyon Ranch resorts in Tucson, Arizona and Lenox, Massachusetts, your luxury vacation is an all-healthy, all-inclusive experience that brings out the best in you - for life. Whether you visit the inspiring Sonoran Desert or charming New England, you'll find the time, opportunity and expert guidance to explore your health potential, discover new passions or simply relax and reconnect with the authentic you. You'll enjoy exciting fitness activities, award-winning cuisine, sublime spa services and have the chance to meet with top wellness experts whose integrative approach can put you on a healthier track for life. Because this is more than a great vacation - it's Canyon Ranch. less

A Culinary Tour of Finland

A Culinary Tour of Finland

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From the Arctic Circle to Helsinki, a culinary tour of Finland is a deliciously unique experience and an insight into a culture and a people.

Baltic Adventures

Baltic Adventures

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This summer my sister and I enjoyed the trip of a lifetime in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania! Each country was it's own unique experience and adventu…moreThis summer my sister and I enjoyed the trip of a lifetime in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania! Each country was it's own unique experience and adventure. Best of all these countries are affordable for American travelers. I think these Baltic countries are the best kept secret in European travel! less

Pepper production, Piazza San Gervasio, Italy

Like dried peppers? Toasty fried peppers? Well, we go behind the scene at the Agriter Cooperative which grows and processes peppers in a variety of…moreLike dried peppers? Toasty fried peppers? Well, we go behind the scene at the Agriter Cooperative which grows and processes peppers in a variety of ways. There are acres of peppers growing. We watch the processing, slicing up, and drying of the peppers. We also see how they string up the peppers for drying in the traditional manner. This is way off the tourist route ... in fact, we had trouble finding it. less

City of the Palmenti, Pietragalla, Italy

How did they make wine many years ago? Think you know? Well, let's take a tour of a city of ancient wineries dating back to the 1300s. The word Pal…moreHow did they make wine many years ago? Think you know? Well, let's take a tour of a city of ancient wineries dating back to the 1300s. The word Palmenti means an in-ground or below ground mill which could refer to rice, wheat or wine production. I was told that some of these were still in use ... but I doubt it. This is definitely off the usual tourist route. less

An Italian Gardener, Rivello, Italy

An Italian Gardener, Rivello, Italy

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A unique visit with an Italian gardener and a tour of his garden. Vegetables and fruits abound on this hill-side plot of land. Learn how to pull ol…moreA unique visit with an Italian gardener and a tour of his garden. Vegetables and fruits abound on this hill-side plot of land. Learn how to pull olives off the tree and taste the fruit from the Fici di India cactus plant. less

Blessing of the horses, sausage shop, gelato shop, Assisi, Italy

View the blessing of the animals in the piazza of Saint Claire. On this day is was the horses from the surrounding towns. After the blessing and the …moreView the blessing of the animals in the piazza of Saint Claire. On this day is was the horses from the surrounding towns. After the blessing and the horses leave, there is the inevitable cleanup. Travel with us as we visit an unique Salumeria (sausage shop) and see how the experts carve up the Prosciutto. Then we end our adventures at a gelato shop (gelateria) with wall murals we wouldn't see in an American ice cream shop. The gelato was excellent as well as the murals. less

Farchioni Winery, Gualdo Cattaneo, Italy

Farchioni Winery, located on one of Italy’s abundant hill tops, is world famous for their quality products. Here we see grapes being crushed and sent…moreFarchioni Winery, located on one of Italy’s abundant hill tops, is world famous for their quality products. Here we see grapes being crushed and sent to the fermentation tanks. We also see wine being drawn off and stored in wooden casks. A great behind-the-scenes experience. Later we have lunch and a wine tasting. There is no shortage of good food and good wine being provided by our host Marco Farchioni. less

Muzzi world famous pastries, Marsciano, italy

Muzzi, Antica Pasticceria has been making pastry, confections and candy since 1795. World famous for their delicious products we meet the president…moreMuzzi, Antica Pasticceria has been making pastry, confections and candy since 1795. World famous for their delicious products we meet the president of the company, Lorendana Muzzi, and go behind the scenes to where they make some of there pastries. Just looking over their fantastic array of products you could inhale 500 calories. A cup of caffe', some cookies and we ready for anything. less

Antonelli winery, San Marco, Italy

Antonelli winery, San Marco, Italy

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Antonelli wines, world famous, is located in the hills of San Marco, about a half hour south-west of Assisi, Italy. We watch the vineyard people cutt…moreAntonelli wines, world famous, is located in the hills of San Marco, about a half hour south-west of Assisi, Italy. We watch the vineyard people cutting and bringing grapes to the auger and wine press. Then we visit the huge fermentation tanks, cask storage rooms and the wine bottling area. Finally, working up a thirst, we partake of a wine tasting with our gracious host Filippo Antonelli (Agronomist). less

Sights and sounds of Taormina, Sicily

Come along with us and drive the hills of Taormina in our little Fiat Punta, Visit the Hotel Villa Fabbiano, a quaint park and watch street musicians…moreCome along with us and drive the hills of Taormina in our little Fiat Punta, Visit the Hotel Villa Fabbiano, a quaint park and watch street musicians at Piazza IX Aprile. less

Slovenia. A Diversity to Discover.

Slovenia. A Diversity to Discover.

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Video describing Slovene diversity – rich natural and cultural heritage combined with culinary delicacies and sport achievements.

a Slice of Sicily - trailer

a Slice of Sicily - trailer

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Enter the unique world of Sicily and explore the many historical and archaeological sites with this husband and wife videography team. Climb "La Rocc…moreEnter the unique world of Sicily and explore the many historical and archaeological sites with this husband and wife videography team. Climb "La Rocca" towering above the medieval town of Cefalu. Visit Cefalu itself and discover the medieval district. Visit the "Valley of the Temples" in Agrigento: the fortress castle at Castlebuono; the Roman Casale in Piazza Armerina famous for it's incrededible floor mosaics: and on and on to be a part of Sicily's historical culture. less

Episode 11:Tequila

Episode 11:Tequila

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We visit the town on Tequila and see how the drink is made in one of their distillery's.

Episode 14: Street Food

Episode 14: Street Food

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After a visit to the Basilica De Guadalupe we get dinner from a street vendor.