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September 7 2006

World-famous wine regions of Bordeaux and Burgundy, Chablis and Champagne are very popular among tourists. And it is quite clear: to pay from $ 700, you go into the inner sanctum of exquisite beverage, try doroguschy wine straight from the cask, listening to amazing stories of hereditary wine, admiring the simple but captivating beauty of the vineyards.

The wine tourism value has only your personal taste, you do not need to take the examination at a food taster and someone to prove something. True, the real pleasure of a trip to the province, famous for its wine, can be obtained only by those who belong to the wine as something more than just the alcoholic beverage. After all the charm of such tours is in numerous tastings and stories, and luxury hotels and first class service will not be here.

As a rule, wine tour program is designed for a period of five days to a week, says the magazine "Finance". It's simple: longer drinking complex, filled with a wide variety of aromas and bouquet of wine is difficult - even just a little bit. There is even a very short trips - two to three days, they usually go on weekends.

It should be noted that the wine tours vary greatly depending on the composition of their participants - professionals selected individual specialized programs. And many tourists are simply treated as one of the tasting pleasure, without which it will not be able to comprehend flavor of another country.

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The latter, experts advise not to travel to sightseeing tours in several regions and a large number of farms - it's very tiring. It is better to immediately identify what you want to watch and try. For example, you can go to the town of Bon, Bordeaux region, famous for the longest cellars and extremely expensive wine (at a recent auction a bottle of Chateau d'Yquem 1787 was estimated at 64,000 dollars). In the catacombs Bona store huge bottles of wine, and some of them open up right in front of you.

Tour usually lasts an hour or two, and this time, rest assured you will be enough, because you can try anything. Just do not forget the capacity for spitting wine - if all the swallow, so to stay in these vast cellars.

There is a trend in tourism tasting, as wine therapy. That is, the wine, it turns out, can not only drinks, but also to apply, so to speak, externally - in the form of baths, rubdowns and body wraps. These tours, by the way, usually involve placement in a good hotel category is not less than 4 stars.
Go to a wine tour can be almost any country, which serves drinks from grapes: France out of competition, but forget about Switzerland, Germany, Hungary, Argentina, Chile ...

In Italy, travelers will certainly try to offer one of the most famous wines in the world - Chianti. Tour of Spain with the poetic name "The Sun in a glass" includes visiting areas Vilafranca de Penedès, Ribera de Duero and tasting of sherry. But there is another, and Moldova, Bulgaria and Ukraine, which also produces wine, though not as expensive and famous, but loved by many. For example, a trip to the sea in Crimea may well be combined with excursions to wineries Massandra.Among others, the Internet offers even find the mysterious 3-day excursion "Wine Tour of the Golden Ring" - unfortunately, without giving details ...

The best part is that the trip will bring you not only pleasant experiences and new knowledge, but also the occasional drink.

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Васильева Камилла

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