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May 11, 2018

By tik3

Food and Wine Tours to France

Filed Under  Wines & Spirits

Earlier this week we talked about some of our fabulous food and wine tours in Italy and Portugal. From the northern regions of Piedmont, Lombardy, and the Veneto, to the southern Puglia, Sicily, and Campania, Italy is a great food and wine tour destination. But France of course offers a plethora of other options for our travelers looking for a more wine-themed vacation. Bordeaux is an obvious place to start… Read
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May 9, 2018

By Peg Kern

Food and Wine Tours with TIK

Filed Under  Wines & Spirits

Good food and good wine are the hallmarks of any great trip if you ask anyone at TIK! Whether you are traveling in the rolling hills of Tuscany, or the volcanic shadow of Mt. Etna or Mt. Vesuvius, whether in the esteemed vineyards of Bordeaux to the high-altitude region of Mendoza, Argentina, great food and wine tour destinations make great cooking vacation destinations. It's almost impossible to recap our favorite… Read
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May 19, 2017

By Peg Kern

Rose Wines

Filed Under  Wines & Spirits

What's a rose wine, and how does it get it's pink hue? First, as you (hopefully) realize, the dark color in red wines comes from the skins - when the grapes are crushed, the resulting "must" is left to macerate with the skins and seeds. For white wines, the skins are removed right away (or almost immediately), and for rose wines, the maceration is abbreviated, usually lasting one to three… Read
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May 17, 2017

By Peg Kern

Like Wine? We've Got the Trips for You

Filed Under  Destination Feature, Wines & Spirits

For those of you who can't think "vacation" without thinking "winery" - we've got you covered! Most of our itineraries take place in areas where wine production is a key part of the local gastronomic scene (although there are of course exceptions). If you are interested in doing a food and wine tour that focusses a little more heavily on wine, here are a few options for you to consider:… Read
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April 14, 2017

By Peg Kern

How to Make Homemade Limoncello

Filed Under  Recipe, Wines & Spirits

You can drink plenty of limoncello on any of our Amalfi Coast cooking vacations, and for April you can currently take advantage of a 30% off promotion at our best-selling Mediterranean Cooking Experience! Contact us for details. Learn how to make this famous Amalfi Coast liqueur at home, and read about the time Peg (successfully!) brought home a jar of limoncello on a flight here - needless to say, it… Read
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November 18, 2016

By Liz SanFilippo

Cocktail Recipes with Cognac or Armagnac

Filed Under  Recipe, Wines & Spirits

Brandy is a subject that comes up frequently in our blogs, in our office conversations, and on our French culinary vacations. There are so many types of brandies in France alone that it's no wonder we return time and again to this wonderful spirit. If you thought brandy was just, well, brandy think again! It is at heart a spirit distilled from wine or fermented fruit juice, but the results… Read
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