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Destination Vignobles Conference and Workshop

11 October 2010

 

Marie has just left the 4 day event and conference for Destination Vignobles with Atout France, the French Government Tourist Agency.

 

This was held in lovely quaint Alsace in Colmar with fam trips/edu tours out to various wine growers round small and beautiful Alsatian villages.

 

 She wanted to see what they could offer her clients to make trips more interesting and give quality and unusual experiences!

 

She met enthusiastic "vignerons" or wine growers who can offer other experiences from the usual " wine tasting"!!

Everybody does that!!! What's new?? 

 

Some have offered actually having a picnic with the owners in the vineyard or perhaps helping with the harvest!! Create and bottle your own wine!! Marry the correct wines with food eg Foie Gras and ---????

 

She made many excellent contacts and is now more enthusiastic to see what she can do to help her clients have wonderful and unforgettable experiences - these don't need to be in 5 star hotels or properties - clients may find that having a wine tasting in a small family run vineyard may give great satisfaction and a wealth of experience which they will not get elsewhere! 

 

They may even be able to meet members of the local Confrerie de Tastevins and learn more from the best experts!!

 

 Next stop is Lyon - the French capital of gastronomy. After that it is the Savoie Mont Blanc areas of Annecy and Chambery! Maybe find out and photograph some of the stops from the Tour de France?

 



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MARIE WITH TOURISM PROFESSIONAL IN ALSACE

EX FRENCH PRIME MINISTER'S HOME WITH VINEYARDS

LOVELY VILLAGE SAVOIE

WINE SPECIALIST IN WINE CELLAR WITH OWNER

LAKE ANNECY

TARTE FLAMBEE TRADITIONAL DISH ALSACE