I’m traveling quite a bit this week, spending time in southern Italy at the Campania Stories and Taurasi Vendemmia events. As such, I’ve decided to wait until next week to publish a full column on the trip. Thanks to everyone who made my tour possible and I’ll see you next week.
THIS MONTH’S WINE ON THE ROAD CONTEST
We’ve started a new contest in which we ask another two-question survey (this time focusing on additional activities you would want to have available during a Wine On The Road tour). The winner will receive an authentic, artisanal Lagiuole corkscrew from France. To give your answers and ensure your eligibility for this awesome prize please go to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CPXSLN7 and complete the survey. Thanks in advance for your help!
WINE ON THE ROAD’S LUXURIOUS, BEHIND-THE-SCENES WINE TOURS
With Wine On The Road (www.wineontheroad.com), my wine-focused touring company, you can enjoy the ultimate wine country excursion with special access to top winemakers and their incomparable wines. Wine On The Road offers intimate wine country tours that combine award-winning wines and exquisite dining and lodging with uniquely local flair and flavor. We lodge at excellent and luxurious wine country estates (in 2011 we occupied an ancient castle that had been completely restored and upgraded with all of the modern amenities). We eat at authentic local restaurants and visit wineries that embody the best expressions of local wine grapes.
Planned excursions include Italy’s Piedmont during the annual white truffle festival next November (currently available at www.wineontheroad.com/piedmontunfiltered.php), a luxury tour of the Napa Valley in October, 2013 (www.wineontheroad.com/napaunfiltered.php), and a visit to Mendoza and Buenos Aires, Argentina, tentatively scheduled for early 2014. You can learn more about this trip, book private groups in wine country world-wide and request more information on any of these tours by emailing me at email@example.com.