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Argentina Wine and Culinary Tour 2018

In the last 4 years WineNot’s travel team has organized four incredible culinary & wine tours. First Piedmont, Italy. Then Champagne, Burgundy, and Paris France. Then Bilbao, Rioja, Navarra, Campo de Borja, Priorat, and Barcelona Spain. Then beautiful Tuscany. This fall we are going to Bordeaux and the Basque Country.

In each tour the goal is to reach the right balance between winery visits, culinary & culture experiences, meeting great local people, and having enough free time for exploring. We like to visit well -known places, but also to take less-traveled roads. We use the tour partners, who are insiders, and know the regions not from the books, but from living there.

Our 2018 wine and culinary tour will be very special……we are going to Argentina. Argentina is one of the top countries I want to travel to with our customers. A few years ago, I was trying to put together an itinerary, but couldn’t find the right partner for this exotic and less traveled country.

Last October I received a phone call from CA. The person on the phone introduced himself as Michael Higgins. He wanted me to purchase his newly released book about Argentina. I wasn’t sure that I wanted make a $500 book purchase.  He told me if I do, he will come to Nashua to meet me in person and do an event for WineNot’s customers. On a cold rainy day in November Michael drove for 10 hours to keep his promise. This meeting was the beginning of our “Argentinian trip project”

Michael Higgings is a very interesting and adventures person. For twenty years he worked as the Publisher of Flying Adventures Magazine (a lifestyle travel magazine for people who own and travel on private airplanes), he is international wine traveler, and a professional photographer. Shortly after we met his book Exploring Wine Regions – Argentina won Best Travel & Wine Book of 2016 and a very prestigious award, as the Gold Medal Winner and the Best Travel Book for 2017 by the Independent Book Publishers Association  Nearly 1,400 books were judged by 150 industry professionals to determine the Gold Medalists.

This trip,  I truly believe, will be a once in a lifetime experience. It will be the combined effort of two very talented people, who are very passionate about culinary, wine, and travel. Until October 1st WineNot clients will have priority in making reservation. After October 1st, this trip will be shared with Michael Higgin’s mailing list.

Please read the  full itineray.

We hope you can join us for this AMAZING trip!!!

WineNot team
About the Author
Svetlana Yanushkevich, the owner of WineNot, grew up on the southern peninsula of Ukraine, known as Crimea. Crimea is famous for its 2,000-year-old tradition of winemaking. As a child she learned about wine from her uncle, who worked in Massandra, the imperial winery of Nikolai II, Czar of Russia. Later she graduated from the Crimean State Agricultural University with an MS in Viticulture, and PhD in Agriculture. She then worked as an Associate Professor of viticulture at the Crimean Agro-Industrial College. In 2002 Svetlana’s roots were transplanted to the United States, where she decided to broaden her education in wine. She enrolled in the London-based Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET), one of the most internationally prestigious programs, and completed its highest degree, Diploma Level, in just 4 years. Svetlana managed the wine program at several very prestigious Philadelphia restaurants, the three-diamond restaurant The Marker, and four-diamond Penne Restaurant & Wine Bar. She worked as wine educator for corporate and private clients in Philadelphia. In 2007 she and her family moved to Nashua, NH, where she decided to open WineNot Boutique, winner of “The Best of The Best Wine Shop of NH 2011-2014” by Hippo, “The Best Wine Store of Greater Nashua 2011″ by Nashua Telegraph, “The Best Wines of Greater Nashua 2011″ by Nashua Telegraph, “The only A rated Wine Shop of NH” by the Better Business Bureau of NH. Svetlana Continues to offer her expertise by offering unique wine educational events to private and corporate clients.