Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Choice of Bordeaux Wine Tours

Lovers of wines from bordeaux now have a choice of two ways to visit this world famous wine producing area: a general tour visiting all of the major sub regions and a more specialized tour focused on one region, the Médoc, arguably the most famous.

Wine Lovers Tours has scheduled both tours for May 2012. The first tour, called Bordeaux 101, starts Tuesday May 15 and ends Tuesday May 22. It will explore all the major regions of bordeaux: Médoc, St. Emilion, Graves, Sauternes as well as cultural visits including the seaside oystering town of Arcachon. This is a great introduction and overview of the essentials of what constitutes bordeaux wine. The cost is $3289 per person and includes 7 nights in a top hotel in the city center, most meals including 7 gourmet lunches or dinners, VIP winery visits to all the major bordeaux subregions and many cultural visits.

The second tour, called Bordeaux 201, starts Tuesday May 22 and ends Sunday May 27. It is based in the town of Pauillac, one of the most illustrious wine villages of the Médoc. Most meals are included, including 5 gourmet lunches or dinners and in depth wine tastings of the best wines of the Médoc. The cost is $3699 per person and the number of participants in this tour is limited.

There is a discount for registering for both tours and there is also an optional extension to Cognac.

Vincent Marottoli, President of Wine Lovers Tours, personally leads each tour. For over 30 years, he has organized wine and food tours to most of the world's most famous wine regions. He has a Ph.D. in French and is also fluent in Spanish and Italian. For additional information, he can be contacted by phone: 800-256-0141or by email

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