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VinopolisLONDON :: Vinoplois is devoted entirely to the world of wine and its associated pleasures. Try to spend at least four hours and tour through the world’s many wine-growing regions and cultures and stimulate your senses at the tasting tables, including five wine tastings. "How to Taste" sessions are also available to further enhance your experience. Vinopolis is spread over 2½ acres beneath the arches of a Victorian railway viaduct. The viaduct was built in 1866 by the South-eastern Railway Company to carry their extension line from London Bridge Station over the river to Cannon Street on the north bank. Vinopolis was the brainchild of a successful wine merchant called Duncan Arbuckle. General adult ticket is £15.00. To learn more visit the Vinopolis web site or call tham at 0870 241 4040

March 2008




Colchagua ValleyCOLCHAGUA VALLEY :: The Colchagua Valley is the leading zone for the production of fine wines in Chile. The Ruta del Vino of the Colchagua Valley, is the first wine tourism circuit created in Chile. From its head office in the town of Santa Cruz, the tours are organized, coordinated, sold and operated, and cover the main wineries of the Colchagua Valley. This circuit has been highly acclaimed internationally, as an exceptional tourist destination. The wineries which make up the circuit have incorporated the highest quality infrastructure to attend their visitors. Each winery to be visited has its own history and individual charm, many of which have a long family tradition, together with the latest technology incorporated for the production of their fine wines, which you will have the chance to taste and acquire at special prices. To experience this visitor friendly wine destination visit the Valle de Colchagua web site or call tham at (56-72) 823 199 or fax to (56-72) 825 458

August 2009




TUSCANY :: Tourists and wine lovers visiting the Chianti district from all over the world can vacation in the midst of history, living inside an abbey, sleeping in the ancient monks’ cells of Badia a Coltibuono which have be converted into 10 comfortable rooms. Badia a Coltibuono is launching the first "Wine Resort" in Chianti, opening up places previously reserved only for residential cookery courses, to travelers and visitors who want to share a truly coltibuono special experience. Here it will be possible to encounter the magic of a unique venue, to observe the slow yet intense rhythm of the thousand year old Abbey and the Farm, with its various activities, along with the surrounding woodland, finding myriad opportunities for sophisticated relaxation. A night’s sleep in one of the monastery’s ancient cells, which have been converted into welcoming and comfortable bedrooms, and being engulfed by the art and history of the centuries old structure at Badia a Coltibuono is an experience to be remembered. This is the charm of bed and breakfast at Badia a Coltibuono, a new way to capture the secrets of the Chianti wines. Phone: (+39) 0577 744832

September 2009




SAN FRANCISCO :: At Crushpad you can become part of the winemaking fraternity making unique, ultra-premium wines no matter where you live. Housed in a former mayonnaise factory in San Francisco, Crushpad Crushpad is a winery that enables anyone with several thousand dollars of disposable income, to craft their own wine step-by-step, from the selection of the grapes to the bottling and labeling of the finished product. You choose your level of involvement and they will do the rest. Depending upon the type of grape, its pedigree and the style of wine to be made, the cost ranges from $3,900 to $9,900 a barrel, which works out to about $13 to $33 a bottle. The average is $5,000 a barrel/$16.60 a bottle. Phone: (877) 946-3404

September 2009






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