What’s really behind that glass of wine? European Experiences co-founder Charley Wood has enjoyed and studied wine for over 50 years. When he began spending considerable time in Europe hosting European Experiences groups and developing friendships with winemakers, he gained a much deeper appreciation of wine and the traditions of different wine regions. Charley will share how travel enriched his lifelong interest in wine. He’ll discuss key differences between the wines of the Luberon, Chianti, and Alsace, drawing on insights from his winemaking friends.
Charley will also talk about “wine tourism,” a growing area of focus in Europe. Several of our European Experiences trips are based in wine regions and provide opportunities for our travelers to meet winemakers and develop their own deeper wine appreciation… and of course to enjoy some wonderful wines! And an added plus: Charley will offer tips for ordering and buying wine while traveling in Europe.