Tourism

Reims: A haven for Champagne, History and Culture

Whether you’re a Champagne enthusiast or just a curious traveller, the Champagne region is an incredible, historic and beautiful place to see. Reims and Epernay are considered the commercial centres of the Champagne region, despite neither technically being the capital – which is in fact Châlons-en-Champagne, just south of Reims. There’s so much to see…

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A Must-Visit Sparkling Wine Destination: Napa Valley, California

California is known for its warm weather, sunny coastlines, great cities and good wine! Each country has their own distinctive sparkling wines, so it’s fantastic to explore. The warm weather and incredible views don’t hurt either! Napa Valley is one of the most famous wine regions, with more than 450 wineries. Some big-name Champagne labels…

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Discover Sparkling Wine from Tasmania

Australia has been long producing sparkling wines, with Tasmania the hotbed of production. Even though this region produces only 0.5% of the country’s total wine, it’s highly regarded thanks to the quality and pricing of the wines. Tasmanian sparkling wines are becoming more recognised in the UK market. However, it’s Australians who are lucky enough…

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5 Picturesque Vineyards Close to London for a Day Trip

There are many fantastic sparkling wine producers right at home, with new ones popping up all the time. They make a great day-trip out of London, where you can tour the lovely vineyards and taste quality English bubbly. Here’s just a few options to try who offer a great variety of affordable tours, tastings, food…

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2017 Vineyard Breaks: Which Region to visit?

Planning your summer holidays or just fancy a quick getaway? Why not make it a wine holiday – there are more stunning vineyards than ever right on our doorstep in the UK or you can venture further and escape the winter blues. Champagne, France The most famous wine country in the world. France is full…

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Enjoy a Champagne Hot Air Balloon Experience

Looking for a special gift that will make this Christmas unforgettable. Let your loved one unwrap an adventure and give them memories they can treasure forever. Virgin balloon flights offer a wide selection of Christmas gift packages featuring their once-in-a=lifetime Champagne hot air balloon experience days. Each package enables your loved one to choose from…

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Discover the Veneto Prosecco Region

Veneto is a valley north of Venice, located between Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, famous for its Prosecco. Veneto is one of Italy’s most important wine-growing areas, overall, Veneto produces more bottles of DOC wine than any other area in Italy. One-fifth of Italy’s foreign tourism head towards Veneto, which is the first region in Italy in…

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Discover Champagne in Reims

Reims is a city steeped in history and for more than 1,000 years, 33 French kings were crowned at its Cathédrale Notre-Dame. It is also at the heart of France’s Champagne region. Only wines made in the area can have the name Champagne. Reims has five sites that have official UNESCO World Heritage status, with the latest…

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WSTA Introduces New English Wine Trail

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association have opened an English wine trail  The trail features 11 wineries spread over the south-east of England including sparkling wine producers Furleigh Estate, Hattingley Valley, Hambledon and Ridgeview. Each stop on the trail welcomes the public to sample and buy their sparkling wine. Some vineyards run tours and others…

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