Category: Wines & Spirits

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February 4, 2020

By Peg Kern

Loire Valley Wine Tours with The International Kitchen

Filed Under  Destination Features, Wines & Spirits, France

What is there to see in the Loire Valley? Some of the world's most stunning chateaux, Renaissance art, verdant fields, and rolling vineyards. What is there to experience in the Loire Valley? Amazing wines and first class gastronomy! In fact, the Loire is known for having some of the best wines of France, even though it is perhaps less known by Americans than Burgundy, Bordeaux, and Champagne. Loire Valley wines… Read
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February 25, 2019

By Peg Kern

Italy Vacation Packages: Our Favorite Tuscany Trips

Filed Under  Destination Features, Travel Tips, Wines & Spirits, Italy

At The International Kitchen, our Italy vacation packages are perfect ways to explore Italy, whether you think of yourself as a foodie or not. Our culinary trips are for private and small-group travel - no busses, no tourist traps, nothing but intimate and authentic foodie and cultural experiences. In a destination like Tuscany, where vacation packages can be overpriced and touristy, it's particularly important to have someone who knows the… Read
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May 25, 2018

By Peg Kern

La Maremma Toscana

Filed Under  Destination Features, Wines & Spirits, Italy

... Ma di lontano pace dicono al cuor le tue colline con le nebbie sfumanti e il verde piano ridente ne le pioggie mattutine. - Giosuè Carducci Tuscany is one of our best-selling destinations, which should be no surprise to anyone who knows anything at all about Italy. But to many people, Tuscany means Florence and the Chianti area, while they ignore the rest of the region. Some people do… Read
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May 11, 2018

By Peg Kern

Food and Wine Tours to France

Filed Under  Destination Features, Wines & Spirits, France

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  Destination Features, Wines & Spirits, Italy, Portugal

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

By Peg Kern

Rose Wines

Filed Under  Wines & Spirits, France, Italy

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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