Join us on April 10, 2015, for an exclusive Beer Tasting Cruise, including special lectures and features at no additional cost. A visit to Belgium and Holland is enriched when it includes a discovery of the local beers! Experience onboard beer appreciation tastings, visit acclaimed breweries, and learn about European beer-brewing procedures during enthralling onboard lectures. Prost!
Belgium is a beer-enthusiast’s nirvana, with over 1,500 distinctive original beers, many with their own specially made beer glasses in which that beer, and only that beer, is to be served. The silhouette of each glass is made to augment the flavor of the beer for which it is designed. This stringent beer autonomy may seem like behavior usually reserved for wine snobbery, but Belgians do take their beer seriously – and with good reason. Belgium has taken pride in an incomparable reputation for its specialty beers since the Middle Ages. Connoisseurs prize Belgian beers for their diversity, true flavor and character.
Did you know? Australia’s wine industry was born when the first fleet disembarked in Sydney Cove in 1788, bringing with them vines from Brazil and South Africa.
And, Australia produces just four per cent of the world’s wine, but is the world’s fourth largest exporter behind Italy, France and Spain.
Australia has more than 2,400 wineries dotted among 65 wine regions around the country. Australia’s wine regions produce more than 100 different grape varieties and over 30 million glasses of Australian wine are consumed worldwide every day. Australia is home to some of the oldest vines in the world, dating back to the 1850s.
Ultimate Winery Experiences of Australia is a collection of premium award-winning wineries in Australia’s most renowned wine regions. These wineries are not just places to sample and purchase wine. They offer a range of diverse experiences beyond the cellar door including restaurants, major events, art, as well as behind the scenes tours, private tastings, and wine education, in some of Australia’s most spectacular locations.
The Ultimate Wineries of Australia collection includes:
• Leeuwin Estate and Voyager Estate in Margaret River, Western Australia
• Jacob’s Creek and Seppeltsfield Winery in the Barossa Valley, South Australia
• Chapel Hill and d’Arenberg in McLaren Vale, South Australia
• Penfolds Magill Estate in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia
• Montalto on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
• De Bortoli and TarraWarra in the Yarra Valley, Victoria
• Wyndham Estate and Audrey Wilkinson in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales
• Josef Chromy and Moorilla Estate in Tasmania
Australia is one of the world’s exceptional wine-producing countries. Large and small, traditional and boutique – their wineries offer an assortment of distinctive experiences. Walk into almost any cellar door of the Ultimate Wineries of Australia Collection and you can expect to find yourself talking directly to the winemaker, who are often second or third generation vignerons.
These wines display the multiplicity of the early migrants whose expertise influenced the trade. Most of Australia’s wineries are not far from the major cities. Many offer behind-the-scenes tours, unparalleled restaurants and wine appreciation classes to enhance your experience. Plan a stop during harvest season and smell, touch and taste each vintage as it comes off the vine.
Is Australia on your bucket list? If you are considering a trip “down under,” adding the Ultimate Winery Experience will enhance your vacation. Please feel free to send me an email or call me so we can discuss your vacation plans in detail.
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