I Drink Wine

I have an Adele song running through my mind today, “I Drink Wine.”  And given I’ve booked several clients on wine-themed vacations this week, I figured it was a good topic for this week’s newsletter.

Did you know you could take a Grand France wine-themed river cruise next April?

How about a walking holiday through the Prosecco Hills?

Did you know that there a health benefits to drinking wine?

There are lots of amazing holidays that you could incorporate a wine-theme.

I’ve included some of the well-known regions in the links below and the sort of holidays you can do.

But – don’t forget, there are all sorts of wine-themed holidays we can do in non-typical wine-themed spots too – like Croatia, Greece, Lake Como, Hudson Valley NY, various regions of Canada, Lebanon, Mexico, Switzerland, Georgia & Turkey, Montenegro, Slovenia, Austria, Botswana, and more.

Some vineyards in Argentina https://www.virtuoso.com/advisor/sheilagallanthalloran/hotels/14405661/casa-de-uco-vineyards-wine-resort?search=wine&mode=Gts#.Y2fZhXbMKUk

Chile | Ultra-Luxe Private Tour | Easter Island and Wine Country | Chile https://www.virtuoso.com/advisor/sheilagallanthalloran/tours/15414242/chile-ultra-luxe-private-tour-easter-island-and-wine-country-chile?search=wine&mode=Gts#.Y2fbYnbMKUk

Burgundy/Lyon – Full Day Driving Tour – Macon & Beaujolais Wine Tour https://www.virtuoso.com/advisor/sheilagallanthalloran/tours/16087820/burgundy-lyon-full-day-driving-tour-macon-beaujolais-wine-tour?search=wine&mode=Gts#.Y2fbrXbMKUk

How about a full day driving tour through Champagne, France? https://www.virtuoso.com/advisor/sheilagallanthalloran/tours/15543960/champagne-full-day-driving-tour-champagnes-soul-moet-chandon-tour?search=champagne&mode=Gts#.Y2fYe3bMKUk

Supertuscan Wine Tour – Masterclass by a Wine Expert https://www.virtuoso.com/advisor/sheilagallanthalloran/tours/15502150/supertuscan-wine-tour-masterclass-by-a-wine-expert?search=wine&mode=Gts#.Y2fbJnbMKUk

A Spanish Cheese and Wine Tour https://www.virtuoso.com/advisor/sheilagallanthalloran/tours/15880830/a-spanish-cheese-and-wine-tour?search=wine&mode=Gts#.Y2fcSXbMKUk

Alsace – Full Day Driving Tour- Wine Region https://www.virtuoso.com/advisor/sheilagallanthalloran/tours/15549378/alsace-full-day-driving-tour-wine-region?search=wine&mode=Gts#.Y2fcEHbMKUk

Danube Dreams for Wine Lovers https://www.virtuoso.com/advisor/sheilagallanthalloran/cruises/173481/danube-dreams-for-wine-lovers-westbound?search=wine&mode=Gts#.Y2fafHbMKUk

How about a wine-tasting class in Portugal https://www.virtuoso.com/advisor/sheilagallanthalloran/tours/15617755/wine-tasting-in-a-historical-wine-cellar?search=wine&mode=Gts#.Y2fZRXbMKUk

Wine and Culture in Dublin https://www.virtuoso.com/advisor/sheilagallanthalloran/cruises/sailings/16328275/wine-and-culture-stay-local-in-dublin-30may2023-15jun2023#.Y2fZu3bMKUk

Wine and Culture in Morocco https://www.virtuoso.com/advisor/sheilagallanthalloran/cruises/sailings/16276143/wine-and-culture-marrakesh-fez-and-the-charms-of-morocco-08sep2023-24sep2023#.Y2faInbMKUk

Wildlife and Wine in South Africa https://www.virtuoso.com/advisor/sheilagallanthalloran/cruises/152139/wildlife-and-wine?search=wine&mode=Gts#.Y2fa3XbMKUk

Australia Wine https://www.virtuoso.com/advisor/sheilagallanthalloran/cruises/sailings/16181382/australia-wine-07feb2023-16feb2023#.Y2fatXbMKUk

Wine in the Pacific Northwest https://www.virtuoso.com/advisor/sheilagallanthalloran/cruises/sailings/16493070/wine-country-and-pacific-northwest-20apr2024-01may2024#.Y2fZ7XbMKUk

You could explore Santa Barbara Wine Country in the states https://www.virtuoso.com/advisor/sheilagallanthalloran/travel/articles/californias-finest-santa-barbara-wine-country?search=wine&mode=Gts

Did you know you could take a Grand France wine-themed river cruise next April?

AMA Waterways River cruises are offering An Elevated Wine Cruise Experience Through France

During a recent consumer webinar, AMA uncovered the wonders of our upcoming 28-day Grand France Wine Cruise . On this full wine immersion in France embarking on April 20, 2023, you will have the chance to experience wine from six distinctive wine regions, from Bordeaux to Chalon-sur-Saône, on board three award-winning ships.

Watch the YouTube recording of this recent virtual event and we can start discussing this incredible opportunity – or maybe it might inspire you to create their own combination river cruise through France!

Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4gK8YtOLS0

Three Itineraries in One

This itinerary combines three of AMA’s well-loved itineraries – Taste of Bordeaux, Impressions of the Seine & Paris, and Essence of Burgundy & Provence – with several exclusive and specially curated experiences into this epic four-week journey. Dive into the details of this breathtaking journey along six charming French rivers.


What’s Included?

Exclusive Wine Program featuring wine dinners, seminars, tastings, and expert Wine Hosts
A variety of included excursions
Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
Transfers between ships with porterage services
Complimentary laundry services
One Cruise Manager throughout your entire journey

Let me know if this might interest you!


How about a walking holiday through the Prosecco Hills?

Discover one of the oldest wine regions in Italy

Just an hour’s drive north of Venice, in the foothills of the Dolomites, is one of the best, though largely undiscovered, wine regions in the world.

Here ancient terraced vineyards clinging to the sides of every possible slope are dedicated exclusively to grapes for Italy’s most prized sparkling wine: prosecco.

Based in an elegant hotel, located in the heart of the so-called Prosecco Road – the oldest wine route in Italy – we spend a week walking through rolling hills and sampling regional cuisine and sipping bubbly. We also visit charming medieval villages such as Cison, Follina, Asolo, plus the beautiful capital province of Treviso.


  • Enjoy quiet trails away from the crowds
  • Taste authentic Italian prosecco and visit local producers
  • Explore medieval villages and Treviso
  • Stay in a comfortable hotel set in a picturesque location


  • All breakfasts, four lunches, two dinners and two wine tastings
  • All accommodation


  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas and vaccinations

5Days of Walking & Trekking

Pace: Leisurely; during the day we walk for three to six hours (including lunch and photo stops).

Terrain: The terrain and type of path will vary from man made paved tracks and tarmac to forest trails and dirt roads.



You could probably fine a myriad of studies to support whatever position you’d like to take.

But https://www.winepros.org/wine-health-benefits/ firmly supports the health benefits of drinking wine.

Who am I to argue?

Let me know if you’d like a wine-themed holiday.

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