Connoisseur Travel – Eat & Drink Your Way Around the World!

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…

It’s Wine Time in the Western Cape!

If you enjoy a glass of chilled Sauvignon Blanc or a rich and robust Shiraz, you will be pleased to know that it is almost harvest time in the Western Cape of South Africa! The blue skies have arrived,  the need for factor 50 sun cream is almost upon us, and while the summer harvest…

Destination Review – Magnificent Mendoza

Nestling comfortably against the foothills of the Andes, Mendoza is one of those cities that welcomes you with open arms, and hugs you so tightly that you may never want to leave! A city of atmospheric plazas, endless vineyards, and street side cafes, Mendoza is relaxed, laid back and inviting, and while many plan to…

Destination Review – Cape Town, South Africa

Big, beautiful, bold, and breathtaking are just some of the words I would use to describe the magnificent city of Cape Town, a bustling metropolis with a small town feel. One of those travel destinations that gets under your skin, Cape Town is a place where one immediately feels welcome, and once you start to…

A South African Tour for the Connoisseur

If you have never been to South Africa you may have an unrealistic idea of what the country is actually like, I know I did.  There are no wild animals roaming around the streets (well not in Cape Town anyway!), you do not need to wear a bullet proof vest as some journalists would have…

Travel below the Equator

With over 40 countries under my belt, I am lucky enough to have visited some of the most beautiful places on planet earth, and while I would happily visit every single one of them again, those countries sitting beneath the equator such as Argentina, Brazil, South Africa and New Zealand remain high on my list…

10 Places to Visit this Spring

With just a couple of weeks to go until the biggest chocolate fest of the year, many of us will be spending this weekend searching for that last-minute Easter/ spring holiday. Whether you fancy somewhere hot and sunny, or cold and ski worthy, there are numerous destinations coming to life at this time of year,…

Wine Regions of the Western Cape

If your dream holiday consists of luxury hotels, great scenery, delicious dining opportunities and fine wines, you will struggle to find anywhere more perfect than the Western Cape of South Africa. An area that combines cosmopolitan cities with rugged coastlines, lush mountains with sweeping stretches of sand, and surrounds itself with not one, but two…

Connoisseur Travel – Discovering New World Wines

If you are a follower of our blogs, you will have realised by now that we are quite partial to a glass of fine wine.   A taste we acquired while living in Spain for almost 10 years, wine has become a passion of ours, and while we do our best to collect fine vintages wherever…