"I thought I knew quite a lot about wine; I have been blessed with opportunities to enjoy wine tasting all over the world, being hosted by growers and vineyard owners alike.
"However, our trip to Italy with Michael was an eye opener. To begin with - the trip was organised to the very last detail; excellent accommodation, transport and thought was put into every moment of our tour. Michael's knowledge of Italian wines is encyclopaedic but he is never condescending, starting the trip with some basic techniques to help us fully appreciate wine tasting and to help us fathom the vast array of Italian grape varieties.
"The group was small and intimate and we were able to meet wine makers and owners on all occasions, often being honoured by being hosted in the wineries, or being joined by them at gourmet meals and vertical tastings at the end of the day's travels
"Is it enough to say we booked the next year's trip before the first was over…..?"
Anne & Howard Hyman, England 2008.
"Linda and I would like to thank you... for an oustanding visit to Tuscany. The food, the folks and the fun were terrific. The wines we tasted were world class.The properties visited are still etched in our minds. From castles to hill top villas, it was breathtaking. The people we also met showcased their passion by producing some of the best wines we have ever tasted. My hat is off to you, Michael. You exceeded our every expectations"
Paul & Linda Le Blanc, New Brunswick, Canada 2009
"Michael, you are an awesome guide full of passion and knowledge... Thank you for an experience of a lifetime."
Robert Henderson & Diana Burke, Toronto, Canada 2009.