Replies: 16 - Last Post: Aug 21, 2012 2:33 PM Last Post By: tony0001
Aug 15, 2012 1:57 PM
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Aug 15, 2012 2:46 PM
3What batty said. And I would think it would depend on what kinds of wines you like. Maybe you should start with an at-home sampling of different countrys' wines first. Personally I would go to Germany if I could afford it, btw.
Aug 15, 2012 7:49 PM
Aug 15, 2012 11:47 PM
5As someone said above - give us of an idea of what kind of wines you like first. No point in recommedning Alsace if you're after some decent cabernet sauvignon.
Aug 16, 2012 12:36 AM
I am from Portugal, so Douro Valley is out of question.
I personally prefer red wines with structure/full bodied style (if i'm translating well from Portuguese).
Because we want good food, nice places to drive and history my 1st idea was Italy (Tuscany).
And please the options should be in Europe (thanks).
Aug 16, 2012 12:46 AM
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Aug 16, 2012 10:03 AM
9In Spain the most common choice is La Rioja for red wine
If you like white wine a good place (and not far from Portugal) is Ribeira Sacra in Galicia
Aug 16, 2012 11:39 AM
10You could try Dordogne or a bit south in Lot/Lot-et-Garonne in France.
Aug 18, 2012 1:15 PM
Aug 18, 2012 1:23 PM
12Writing of wine bargains, sherry must be the world's most underestimated wine - which suits me fine.
I have sampled sherry in the bodegas of Jerez several times.
(I really hope that the emerging economies that are Brazil, China and India do not import sherry in the quantities that Thailand imported my beloved vintage port.)
Aug 18, 2012 2:17 PM
1310 day self drive wine tour, I once aimed at 5 days in and around Epernay but had to cut it short after 3, the French police don't take kindly to iratic drivers, I was so ragged with booze my nerves were shot to shit. I decided it was much safer to do Carrefour instead.
Aug 20, 2012 1:23 PM
14It might make a terrible title for a travel book/travelogue, Ds: Three days in Epernay followed by two in Carrefour.
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