Take a look at a great new wine tourism web site - www.winetravelguides.com - which offers over 40 Guides for wine travellers in France, all written by writers with the inside track on their region.
Launched at this years London Wine Fair by UK and French based wine writer, editor and educator Wink Lorch, each guide has a selection of wine producers to visit, places to stay and eat, and much more. The information is very detailed, varying in length from 10 - 18 pages including Michelin maps, and they have promised that this information will be reguarly up-dated. I particuarly liked the suggested itineries. Fortunately there’s no advertising as the Guides are available only by subscription which start at $15 for one Guide.
An interesting idea, with the potential to expand to other countries and wine regions as well.
Just register on the site with your email to test drive one of the Guides for free. One problem though - the confirmation email they sent me after registering included my password - not a good idea, and hopefully they will change this.
By Mike Carter.