It is profitable both to the mind and to the body – believe me – to taste wine in its home, in the country which gave it all it possesses. What surprises has not a carefully thought out pilgrimage in store for you! Young wine, tried in the dim light of the wine cellar, or exciting odds and ends discovered in an old cellar which either does not know its wealth or has forgotten it…
From 'The Lucky Hour of Great Wines', Colette
It has been and continues to be my pleasure to help wine lovers like you appreciate the infinite variety of French wines and the exquisite tapestry of great French wine regions. I invite you to come join the adventure with French Wine Tours.
I am a sommelier conseil (wine consultant) from the prestigious L'Université du Vin de Suze-la-Rousse. Over the years I have been invited to judge at major international wine competitions and have conducted tutored wine tastings at corporate, private and public events. I started French Wine Tours to put that knowledge, experience and passion to good use.
As a bilingual wine consultant based in France, I take great pains to research the best winemakers and open up their hidden world to you, the wine enthusiast, for the very best in wine tours.
Whether you are looking for fully guided wine tours, or are happy to go independently, there is an option here for you. Nor do I forget those who want to combine wine discovery with other interests.
If you don't find what you're looking for, just contact me and give me something to think about!
Finally, don't forget to check out my News section which is updated every month. This is a summary of wine-related news for the past month, events to look forward to (with a planning schedule), and an overview of weather as it affects the vineyard from my correspondents throughout France.
Happy wine tours! John