Tags: France

European Adventures with a Difference

Forget cliche destinations, big buses and chain hotels – make your next European holiday authentic and adventurous If you’re thinking about a trip to Europe, there’s plenty of big bus tours or cruise ship journeys on offer. But if you are after a more personalized adventure – one where you are not just a face in the tourist crowd – you should consider a  boutique small-group adventure. A local…

Who made the first wine anyway?

Although details are understandably sketchy, it is believed that, around 6000 BC, grapes were being grown and wine was being made in Mesopotamia (modern day Iraq). Mesopotamia and Egypt Wine was popular with the pharaohs of ancient Egypt from about 3000 BC onwards. Inscriptions and illustrations of grape harvesting and wine making have been found…