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Wine Taste Awakenings – Tailor Made Eco Wine and Gastronomic Tours
With a background of nearly 30 years of experience in tailor-made wine and gastronomic touring, wine educating and research along with an extensive list of personal contacts, TASTE TOURS is a store of value for unique, personalised wine and food tours.
Red, White and Green
The world of wine has never stopped evolving technologically, but too much technology and too much technicity has lead to over dressed, made-up, artificial wines that are produced in labs rather than vineyards. These wines, often produced with an arsenal of chemical fertilisers, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and artificial additives not only destroy the soils they are grown in – their ‘terroir’ – but destroy the soul of the wine along with any authenticity in taste.
A return to ‘terroir’
But happily, the fastest growing trend in vineyards is a return to sustainable natural, organic and biodynamic practices creating real wines that are the perfect reflection of their terroir, their ‘spirit of place’. The Wine Taste Awakenings organised by TASTE TOURS visit only natural, organic and biodynamic vineyards produced by the most passionate and eloquent grape growers.
Personal contacts and local knowledge
Our extensive knowledge of France and its vineyards along with an accumulation of nearly 30 years of personal contact with vineyard owners and wine growers makes TASTE TOURS a leader in personalised quality wine touring.
Well-known and lesser-known regions
Along with renowned vineyard regions such as Alsace, Beaujolais, Burgundy, Bordeaux, Champagne, the Loire Valley, Provence, the Rhone and the Languedoc Roussillon, Wine Taste Awakenings takes you to hidden corners of France such as the Auxerrois, Bergerac, Cahors, Corsica, the Drome, Gaillac, Garonne, Jura, Jurançon, the Luberon, Savoie, the Vendaye...
Local produce of the highest quality
Matching wine with food is never done as well as when one is right among the vines. To accompany our wine tasting experiences, we will feature the best local producers of fine cheeses, breads, charcuterie and seasonal produce. Devoted to saving the earth through the choices we make in eating and drinking, TASTE TOURS brings Taste Association members to the world's best tables, be they gastronomic palaces or beach fire cookouts, where commitment to quality and real taste find their origins in natural farming practices, unfiltered and untarnished organic, ecological, ethical and above all, delicious foods and wines that are respectful of the environment and produced in the most passionate way.