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Montepulciano

The Epic Wine Journey of Montepulciano – History, Traditions, and Tastes

Montepulciano Montepulciano is a hilltop town in the province of Siena in Tuscany, Italy. The history of Montepulciano dates back to the Etruscan period when it was a center of commerce and trade. In the Middle Ages, the town became a center of the wool trade and developed a strong local government. In the 15th …

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San Gimignano Italy Day View

San Gimignano

San Gimignano: The Towered Tuscan City San Gimignano is a medieval hilltop town located in the province of Siena in Tuscany, Italy. The history of San Gimignano dates back to the 10th century, when it was founded as a small Etruscan settlement. In the Middle Ages, San Gimignano grew in size and prosperity and became …

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Self-Guided Wine Tour of Bordeaux

Self-Guided Wine Tour of Bordeaux

One of the most prominent and prolific wine-producing regions in the world is the Bordeaux wine region, located in the southwest of France. Over 7,500 wine producers, 10,000 unique wines, and more than 111,000 hectares of breathtaking vineyards dot the gorgeous countryside of the wine region, making a wine tour of Bordeaux something that should …

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Self-Guided Wine Tour of Burgundy

Self-Guided Wine Tour of Burgundy

Burgundy, known for its legendary wines, is a must-visit location for everyone who values the finer points of the winemaker’s craft. In this region, you may tour some of the most prominent and historic vineyards in the world and sample wines that are frequently regarded as the best that France has to offer. Burgundy, one …

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New Zealand Vineyards

Touring New Zealand Wine Country

A History of New Zealand Wine New Zealand’s first wine grapes were planted in the 19th century by European immigrants. New Zealand’s first wine industry centered around producing strong, fortified wines for the locals. But in the 20th century, the industry shifted and began focusing on producing dry, unfortified wines to export around the world. …

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Self-Guided Wine Tour of Mornington Peninsula

The Mornington Peninsula is a popular tourist destination that is causing a stir in the international wine industry. It is tucked away at the bottom of the Australian peninsula and encircled by water. The Mornington Peninsula, one of Australia’s food and wine destinations, is a popular weekend getaway location just over an hour from Melbourne. …

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10 Vacation Destinations For Wine And History Lovers

Vacations are a great opportunity to learn more about a location and its rich history. Nothing says vacation quite like serene landscapes, world-class wine, top-notch dining, and an interesting history. Be sure to add these top vacation destinations for wine and history lovers to your must-visit list. All of these locations have a fascinating history, along …

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