We’ve been to some pretty amazing wine destinations over the years, Read about our past tours, the places we’ve visited and the food and wine we’ve experienced along the way.
Wine tastings can involve a lot of wine, and it’s easy to get caught up in the moment and drink a little too much. From finding a wine favourite to exploring different grape varieties from around the world, we’ve got something for everyone.
Learn the fundamentals of wine. Improve your senses, understand grape varieties. Our simple and smart guidelines will help you discover your palate and launch a tasty journey to understanding the world of wine.
I’ve tasted A LOT of wines in 2020. Here are my favourites for the year – and some recommendations for you to try yourself.
In 1996 Bulgaria shifted 4.5 million cases of wine in the UK, yet today it’s less than 10% of that. So what went wrong?
Not all rosé wines are created equal – in colour at least! At one extreme, the palest of pale pink which you could mistake for a white wine, to the other, a deep rich red which would put some light reds in the shade.
2010 was an exceptional year in Bordeaux and the vintage was characterised as ‘classic’ and long-lived, i.e. high in tannin! So after almost 10 years of slow and gradual maturation in storage I decided it was time to try a bottle of Château De la Grave ‘Nectar’. Here’s what I found.
If you love viognier then you need to try this one from legendary producer Chapoutier in the Rhone Valley.
Viña Maquis is one of the most unique and special wineries I have visited anywhere in the world, and without doubt THE highlight of the Criterion Wine Tour to Chile in 2019. So what made it so special?
It may seem a silly question, but did you know that the more you spend on a bottle of wine…
Feiler-Artinger Blaufrankisch Ried Ruster Umriss 2015, Burgenland Austria Last year Criterion Wine Tours organised our first ever wine tour to…
Once in a while I come across a winery that is so unique, so different and so memorable that it…
Wine inspiration for lockdown. Check out our great list of all things wine to pass a few hours at home!