When purchasing wine, Americans pay a premium due to the complex US three-tier alcohol system, which separates wineries and importers from wholesalers and retailers. Each middleman adds a markup resulting in a significant price difference between a wine purchased in Europe vs the same wine purchased from a retailer in the US. Learn how you can take advantage of traveling in Europe and save money on wine!
Tyler Colman of wine-searcher recently posed the question, How much is a $10 bottle of wine really worth? The answer, $2.40!View full article →
Recently, the guys at the FABAL Group in Australia took the Wine Check airplane luggage through a number of intensive crash tests to see how it really will protect your wine bottles through a typically demanding air voyage. See the results below:
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Recently wine-lovers and seasoned travellers at Sassi Italy Tours took our 15-bottle Wine Check airplane carrier, fully loaded with great Italian wine of course, for a flight across the Atlantic. Wine bottles from Piemonte, Friuli, and the Veneto, Italy made it to the United States in pristine condition. Check out the video review below:
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Wine lovers like us, who are always planning our next trip to the next wine region, know very well that our hotel will probably be one of the largest expenses we'll have to make during our wine holiday. This is why we've enlisted the hottest new startup, TripRebel to tell us how we can book our hotel smartly, save money, and therefore have a bigger budget for wine when we get there.View full article →
Wine lovers like us are always planning our next trip to discover the next wine region.
The dream of walking through vineyards, exploring winery cellars, and meeting the winemakers burns strong inside of us. We recently explored some tips on how to minimize baggage fees so we can fly back with wine purchased in the wine region we visit. Now our friends at fix.com are giving us some advice on how to save on the airfare itself. Although passengers cannot control airfare costs, there are tried and true ways to better your odds for scoring that low fare:View full article →
Recently we've had more and more questions from travellers visiting Scotland and Ireland wanting to clarify how much whisky they can bring back to the US, or another country. The same goes for other higher alcohol spirits, such as cognac or armagnac, which travellers want to bring back from Europe.View full article →
If you joined us for The Great Piedmont Wine Giveaway earlier this year, you may remember answer some questions about your Wine Travel 2016 plans. We want to know where everyone is going. Yes, the obvious reason is that we want to make sure you have access wine travel products to get your prize bottles home. But, admittedly, we were also just curious what vineyards were calling.View full article →
By Zina Sorensen & Vasil Zlatev
Probably known more for its sandy beaches and great value ski resorts, a little known fact about Bulgaria is that wine has been made on the territories of nowadays Bulgaria for over 5000 years, and was a tradition started by the ancient Thracian tribes that inhabited these lands.View full article →
I'm going to be honest I didn’t really know what I was getting myself into at the time. Studying and working as a sommelier you get a chance to taste wine from many different wine regions around the world. For some reason Italy as a whole has always been very exciting to me: the history, food, wine, and culture. I remember working in a restaurant where we had wines from all over Italy, but I always got most excited when we could taste wines from the Piedmont region. This region is also a little daunting to truly understand as a sommelier. In terms of yes it is all the same principal grape variety, the Nebbiolo, but the different towns, wine regions within, all the different kinds of producers, and we mustn’t forget the over 200 vineyards which all have a different terrior, soil, and exposure, make for a complex environment. You kind of end up with a head full of stuff! I’m not going to even get started with all the different grape varietals that are native to this area other than Nebbiolo.View full article →
Lazenne is absolutely thrilled to be sponsoring and attending the WOWexpo 2016 being held on May 14th at the prestigious Les Roches International School of Hotel Management in Switzerland.View full article →