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Gourmet Walking Holidays – Indulgence Minus the Guilt

Let’s face it, those 5 minutes climbing the stairs to the ancient citadel aren’t going to cut it. Unfortunately, staggering from wine bar to wine bar doesn’t count as exercise. Anyone suffering from a love affair with the gastronomic delights of their holiday destination, risks coming home with more than they bargained for. And I’m […]

The Curious Cuisine of Uzbekistan

Though the nation of Uzbekistan is relatively new, gaining independence only after the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, their culture is one of the most ancient and refined in Central Asia. One particularly distinctive and well-developed aspect of Uzbek culture is their cuisine. Unlike their nomadic neighbours, the Uzbeks have had a settled […]

Wine Region Focus: Champagne

“I only drink Champagne when I’m happy, and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company, I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I am not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise I never touch it – unless I’m thirsty.” (Lily Bollinger) Once said to […]

Chile and Argentina Rapidly Becoming the New Hotspots for Food and Wine Enthusiasts

Melbourne-based Boutique Travel Agency is Pioneering Food and Wine Based Travel to South-America. Melbourne – 7th of October 2010 – Realising the vast potential of South-America for the food-minded traveller, Karen Ridge of Food and Wine Travel has taken a leading role in bringing the destination within Australia’s reach. With the influx of award-winning South-American wine onto […]

Wine Region Focus: Burgundy

In this series of articles, I will take you on a journey to some of the world’s most renowned wine producing areas. This first instalment is a quick trip over to ‘La Douce France’ to investigate a region which is dubbed ‘the heart of France’. This has as much to do with its geographic location […]

Gourmet Food, Wine & Cooking Tours in Italy

On your next holiday, you could be tasting Italy’s finest food, enhancing your cooking skills and touring famous wine regions. Getting hungry for travel? At Food and Wine Travel, Australia’s only dedicated food and wine travel agency, we offer tasty tours that combine your passion for great food and wine with a unique travel experience. Excite […]

How to survive the first 24 hours after losing your possessions in a foreign city

Reprinted from Traveltalk 09 Oct 2014 It does happen. Even to those of us who wear neon-green bum bags and those itchy money belts that you have to dig out from somewhere around your knees when purchasing anything. So what do you do after you’ve been robbed overseas? Keep track of this checklist to ensure […]

Wine Region Focus: Bordeaux

Arguably the best wine region of the world, it’s this part of France where the largest variety of wines can be found. On one hand we have the full-bodied reds, often blends of robust varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, on the other hand the supremely sweet dessert wines of Sauternes. And then there’s […]

Croatia Beckons Food & Wine Lovers

Learn more about Istria & Kvaerner for food and wine lovers! Most of us tend to envisage the cheeses, olives and wines of France, the spiced stir-fries of Thailand, Indian curries, Italian pasta and antipasti and Spanish paella and tapas as international foods that have most frequently traversed the globe. Croatia in eastern Europe is less […]

The Continuing Trend for Gourmet Travel

Gourmet travellers continue to grow in numbers. Most travellers are quick to admit that eating and drinking is a vital part of their holiday experience. A glass of Chianti in Tuscany, eating from street vendors in Vietnam, perhaps taking a cooking class to learn the basics of a particular cuisine, for most it’s a great […]