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Wine tasting in Montalcino

Here's a little throwback to 2007. This Hand Crafted Travel guided group is getting their first taste of Brunello wine in a private room, located at the back of Montalcino's oldest wine bar.

Brunello: future and past

A great visit once again at Il Palazzone in Montalcino.

Visit to Haut Brion

Thanks to Chateau Haut Brion and Chateau La Mission Haut Brion for opening their doors to my little group. Always a bit amazed at the cordiality and grace of reception by the producer of one of the world's premier wines.

Port wine on the Douro

View of the Douro River Valley from our hotel. Time for some Port.

Wandering the Wachau

Grüner Veltliner is not a wine on the radar map for most people. That's because it comes from Austria, also not a country on the map for most wine enthusiasts, but that's more a product of the fact that most Austrian wine is consumed locally. It's just too good to export and let somebody else enjoy. Austria's Wachau, a picturesque region on the banks of the Danube River and just 90 minutes from Vienna, is Austria's best wine region and one of my favorite "in between" destinations.

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