Creating special moments and experiences in an intimate yet energetic setting. Niche and unusual wines from exclusive producers from all around the world, a boutique wine service based in London offering dynamic wine tastings, educational workshops and intimate events open to all! From wine to wine, you travel through moments, stories, and terroirs, and at the end of the night, your luggage is an awareness of where you can wander next time.

WHY WINE TASTING?

Whether along the typeface of a restaurant’s menu, or at a family gathering, wine is a personal array of sensorial experiences. Silvia’s events are centred around helping you understand how to interpret the diverse qualities that wine has to offer. 

A Divino in Vino wine tasting is not about a right answer from Silvia, but rather it is about expressing yourself freely, contributing your experiences to the table, and partaking in an open conversation with others. In this process, participants enjoy a mutual understanding of the wines tasted. 

Silvia becomes a storyteller, wine becomes the story to tell. But most importantly, she helps you see your own story through the wine.

 

 

wset cOURSEs

Divino in Vino is collaborating with Bedales Wines for WSET courses. Since 2015, Silvia is the leading educator for WSET Level 1 and 2 which take place at Bedales of Leadenhall on Saturdays. 

WSET qualifications are globally recognised as the international standard in wine and spirit knowledge. They are designed for those who are just starting out in their careers, as well as established professionals, and the many enthusiasts who have a passion for wines and spirits.

WSET was founded as charitable trust in 1969 to serve the growing educational needs of the UK wine and spirits industry which, at the time, primarily spanned import, distribution and retail. Funding was provided by The Vintners' Company and WSET took over the education initiatives started by the Wine and Spirit Association of Great Britain.

 

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wine tours to south africa

Divino in Vino organises wine tours and experiences in the South African winelands in collaboration with Explore Sideways

NEXT UPCOMING TRIP: 6-12 MAY 2018

Discover the very best of the South African wine regions from the Cape Peninsula, Constantia and cool climate Elgin to Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and the beautiful Swartland. Learn about the rich history of winemaking, discover organic and biodynamic farms and be spoilt with regional food & wine pairings as you sip the most exclusive wines that South Africa has to offer. Let a local, specialist guide take you off the beaten track and into some of the hidden gems that make this region a bucket list item for any visitor to Cape Town.

Explore Sideways is a South African based wine tour company specialising in unique, handcrafted wine experiences. Each trip is accompanied with a specialist wine guide that will take you to wineries that are off the beaten track and often not open to the public. Everything from tastings to lunch will be pre-booked and planned to perfection so you can focus on having an exceptional holiday.

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

- Check the important items off your Cape Town travel bucket list such as Table Mountain, the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point, the tip of the Cape Peninsula

- Discover 7 different wine regions including Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Constantia, Elgin, Hemel-en-Aarde, Bot River and the exciting Swartland

- Immerse yourself into the South African culture through local traditions and food and wine pairings

- Meet the winemakers and go behind the scenes at boutique wineries not open to the public

The price per person sharing is R33,400 (£1,900 approximately), which includes:

  • Accommodation in a double room at a 4-star hotel for 6 nights. Single supplement is R40,400 (£2,200 approximately)
  • Arrival dinner with the group
  • Daily breakfast at the hotel, a typical South African braai lunch and 12 wine tastings
  • Exceptional food, wine, and sightseeing activities included each day
  • Specialist, local guide

 

BOOKING WILL CLOSE 2 WEEKS PRIOR, ON MONDAY 23RD APRIL 2018

Next available dates:

  • 6-12 May 2018

 

For more information, please download the detailed itinerary, which outlines the schedule for each day.

Explore Sideways has well-established relationships in the Cape Town region which gives us exclusive access to indulge in private experiences delicious wine memories. You can read more about them on TripAdvisor for previous guest feedback & Explore Sideways blog for stories of things in and around Cape Town.

Once confirmed you will receive a separate email from Trust My Travel with a payment link. Explore Sideways uses Trust My Travel to ensure your payments are financially protected. In the unlikely event that we are not able to provide your tour and a refund, Trust My Travel will ensure your money is returned in full and will act on your behalf. Trust My Travel also provides worldwide card processing so when you click through to our Trust My Travel gateway, choose your local currency from the drop down box to avoid any foreign transaction fees being levied against your card. (You can pay using Visa, MasterCard, Amex and Diners Club)

Payment in full is required to reserve your place in the tour. If you need to cancel, the deposit will be refunded accordingly:

  • 14 days prior to tour departure: 100%

  • 15 to 30 days prior to tour departure: 50%

  • 31 to 60 days prior to tour departure: 25%

In the rare event that our company must cancel the trip, your full deposit will be refunded through Trust My Travel. Please see the attached Terms & Conditions.

We have also put a list together of helpful info and list of things to do and places to book ahead of time. Click here!

 

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wine tours to england

Divino in Vino collaborates with Hambledon Estate organising wine tours and experiences in the vineyard. 

The vision at Hambledon is to produce the best multi-vintage sparkling wine in England that will make Hambledon and the local community proud and gain universal recognition from the global wine community. They believe there are two crucial elements to produce fine sparkling wines: using the best possible raw materials and working with the best winemakers in the business. The on-site winery opened in time for its first harvest in 2011 and it is the only fully gravity fed winery in the UK, allowing them to make wines with the minimal possible intervention.

 

EXPERIENCES:

- Wine & Cheese Tasting:

A full vineyard tour followed by a tasting of the six sparkling wines that Hambledon has to offer, paired with a selection of luxury, locally sourced cheeses.

Dates available:

  • Wednesday 30th May at 11am
  • Wednesday 25th July at 2pm

A minimum of 8 people needed to book. Price £35 per person. 2 hours.

Première Picnic:

Wine tour including a tasting of classic and classic rosé. Full locally produced picnic in the vineyard with a glass of their finest première cuvée.

Dates available:

  • Sunday 15th July at 11am
  • Sunday 14th October at 11am

A minimum of 6 people needed to book. Price £80 per person. 2 hours.

Be a Winemaker:

Groups are toured around the vineyard and winery, and taught about the process behind making each bottle of Hambledon fizz! Participants will have a chance to disgorge a bottle of English Sparkling Wine and put in their own preferred level of dosage, before finishing the bottle with a cork and wire, foil and labels. This workshop is a real treat, and provides the perfect memento for any occasion. It includes a wine tour, charcuterie and cheese board lunch, comparative rosé tasting of Cava, Prosecco, Champagne and English Sparkling, four dosage trial wines of Hambledon rosé.

Dates available:

  • Saturday 7th July at 2pm

A minimum of 6 people needed to book. Price £120 per person. 4 hours.

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

- Departure from London Waterloo train station. Arrival to Petersfield station (1 hour). Train tickets are NOT included and are about £30 return.

- Taxis from Petersfield station to Hambledon Vineyard take approximately 15 minutes and are about £15-£20. Taxi tickets are NOT included and the cost will be divided within all the participants.

- Tickets to the experiences are NOT refundable, only if the minimum number of people won't be reached, tickets will be refunded.

- For more details get in touch with Silvia at info@divinoinvino.co.uk

Growing up in Florence, it was inevitable for me to be surrounded by wine culture. I began working at Studio Umami, a food and wine marketing agency, as well as putting into practice my knowledge at local wine bars. My submersion in wine grew day by day but with my insatiable curiosity, I needed a change of scenery. 

Thus began my chapter in London, where I became fully involved in the avid and energising wine culture present. I worked at Bedales as a wine specialist whilst studying for my Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 3 and WSET Educator Certificate. 

A trip to South Africa was all it took to shake up my previous relationship with wine. Travelling through the diverse landscapes, I was able to recognise that wine is indeed a very rooted product, which at times might be forgotten. The simple act of walking through a vineyard, picking grapes or talking to local wine producers cemented my understanding of the inherent beauty, process and complexity behind a bottle of wine.

Wine is rusticity; it has something fascinating that brings you back to traditions and an idea of true values. Wine is travelling, exploring, learning. Wine is poetry and magic. Like me, unassuming at first, then exuberant.

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