Definition of Connoisseur: An expert judge in matters of taste
Definition of Taste: The sensation of flavour perceived in the mouth and throat on contact with a substance: A persons liking for particular flavours
Whether you regard yourself as a Connoisseur, or simply as someone who appreciates fine dining and great wines, there is no better way to indulge your senses and tickle your taste buds than with a trip around the world.
In Europe, one can enjoy the old world wines of France and Spain, and soak up some history in the stunning wine regions of Champagne, Bordeaux, Riberia del Duero and Rioja, while enjoying tiny morsels of delicious chorizo, cheese and the freshest olives you have ever tasted.
Those with a passion for new world wines will find the most wonderful offerings in South America, especially in Argentina and Chile, and if you are partial to a good steak, you may just think you have died and gone to heaven. When we visit Argentina, our daily diet consists of steak, salad, sparkling water and Malbec, and we would quite happily have that for breakfast, dinner and tea!
South African wines are, in my humble opinion, some of the finest in the world, and if you appreciate a crisp Sauvignon Blanc on a warm and sunny afternoon, I can highly recommend taking a Connoisseur Tour of the Western Cape Winelands. Kleine Zalze offer the most amazing Sauv Blanc, Delheim produce a Rosé that dreams are made of, and Thelema’s Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Mint’ is in a league of its own – and they all offer fantastic wine tastings and dining options too!
In the US, we have the magnificent wines of California, Australia is now said to be the 4th largest wine producer in the world, and New Zealand is beginning to set new standards with its fantastic Sauvignon Blanc, so no matter where you are heading in the world, you can pretty much guarantee that good wine and good food will never be far away.
Connoisseur Travel is all about taste – and taste is a very personal thing!