Wine with a twist ??

Wine with a twist anyone ???

Wine lovers can be easily pleased right ? We have wine to drink, new vintages to try, vineyards and regions to visit, tastings to savor, we can pair wine with most wonderful flavors like chocolate and spices………  lots of ways to enjoy.

Here are some even more spectacular ways to broaden our horizons with wine……

All aboard….. Napa Valley Wine Train.

       

video: https://youtu.be/V5o07SjkQAY, and https://vimeo.com/216623000

The Napa Valley Wine Train is one of the most distinctive Napa restaurants, offering an authentic, memorable experience that echoes the glory days of train travel, with fine dining service, multiple course meals, Napa Valley scenery and ultimate relaxation aboard exquisitely restored vintage rail cars. This top dining establishment is housed in a museum quality, antique train that runs on 25-­miles of track in the heart of the Napa Valley.  The Napa Valley Wine Train offers a thirty-six mile round trip journey from Napa to St. Helena and back, lasting three hours, through beautiful Wine country and past famous and historic wineries. Take a trip into the luxurious American past and experience an unparalleled memory-­making journey.   There are lots of dining and wine tour options ranging from day trips to multiple day excursions.

Check it out: http://winetrain.com/

Who says theme parks are only for kids ?? 

How about France’s wine theme park La Cite du Vin, in Bordeaux France.  Opened in 2016, La Cité du Vin is an over-the-top, mega project with all the scope of a wine theme park for adults. This World’s Fair of wine, is a 10-story, $91 million museum with a Disneyland approach to 20 themed areas and exhibits. There is a 250-seat auditorium for screenings and classes, and a simulator boat ride, reimagining the maritime journey of a merchant’s galley across the globe.   The “tasting experience,” a multi-sensory space with moving sets, 3D images and olfactory whiffs.

You can fly directly to Bordeaux, or take the high speed train from Paris, and Eurostar is even contemplating a “Wine Line” journey from London.

Check it out: http://www.laciteduvin.com/fr

      

La Cite du Vin

Underwater Winery ???     http://www.edivovina.hr/

Croatia has it’s first underwater winery !!!  Located on Pelješac Peninsula, the Edivo Vina winery requires a quick dive to explore where the wine is made at the bottom of Mali Ston Bay.   The wine is stored underwater in clay jugs — called amphorae — for one to two years before it’s enjoyed. According to the owners Anto Šegović and Edi Bajurin, storing the wine in these jugs gives it a pinewood aroma while maintaining all other elements of taste and quality.

Divers can not only check out the clay jugs, but also a sunken boat that’s also located in the bay. The boat is used as a wine cellar of sorts, storing the amphorae and other wine bottles that are being aged by the water of the Adriatic Sea.  The winer sell the old amphorae jugs, which emerge from the water covered in shells, algae, and other sea creatures. And, in case you’re wondering, there is a specific way to open these aged jugs:

video: https://vimeo.com/165861149

         

Wow, would love to try all of these great new experiences – which one do you think would be your favorite ?? Talk to us, we can help you plan one of these and many other amazing experiences.

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