The Route (click to enlarge)

Years in the making.  Countless hours of dreaming and scheming.  At long last, the portal is within sight.  It’s time for launch.

After seeing the idea evolve from kernel to foggy plan, and now from foggy plan to sharpened reality, we are oh so close.  In eight days time, Kat and I board a plane from NYC to Paris.  On March 30th, we step foot in Western Europe to begin a 3-month journey.

It will be an adventure in traveling, an adventure in culinary and beverage exploration and an adventure of the unknown.  It will be two young souls and their packs.  Armed with a toolbox of maps, we will wind our way through eight countries.  By plane, train, automobile (and a boat thrown in for good measure), we will transition into nomad mode.

Along the the way, we’ll tap into our favorite wine and beer regions, meet some of our favorite producers face-to-face, taste their wares and share a tale or two.

The Itinerary

  • FRANCE:  Paris, Loire Valley, Alsace, Burgundy, Jura, Rhone Valley, Provence
  • ITALY: Venice, Alto Adige, Lake Como, Piedmonte, Cinque Terre, Tuscany, Rome
  • GREECE: Athens, Rhodes, Santorini
  • AUSTRIA: Vienna, Kamptal, Kremstal, Wachau, Thermenregion, Burgenland
  • PRAGUE
  • GERMANY: Munich, Bavaria, Pfalz, Rheinhessen, Nahe, Rheingau, Mosel, Koln
  • BELGIUM: Brussels, Brugges, Flanders
  • AMSTERDAM

Come along with us here on Grapes & Grains.

Are those Sangiovese vines I see on the horizon?

 

 

 

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17 Responses to “Thirsty Nomads: 93 Days in Europe”

  1. So excited for you and Kat! I’m sure it will be a trip of a life time! Looking forward to seeing pics and reading about your travels. All the best and safe travels my friend.

    JD

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  4. Much thanks, Jason!

  5. Wow what a trip…

    I manage our Greek portfolio for our distributorship in Virginia and may be able to hook you up with some producers through our importer…

    Leaving for Greece in two weeks myself and so psyched…

    Have a great trip…

    Adam
    JW Sieg Wines
    Charlottesville VA
    [email protected]

  6. Hi Adam, cheers for writing. The short answer: yes, absolutely. I also plan on consuming copious amounts of olives while there.
    You can drop me a line at: [email protected]
    Have a great trip!

  7. I hear they have wine there RT @grapesandgrains In 7 days, Kat & I step foot in Europe to begin 3-mo journey. The plan: http://bit.ly/fcgXRl

  8. Russell says:

    Check this out! #wine #beer #europe #bliss The plan: http://bit.ly/fcgXRl

  9. And funny hats RT @makerstable: I hear they have wine there RT In 7 days, Kat & I begin 3-mo europe journey. The plan: http://bit.ly/fcgXRl

  10. terroirNY says:

    GRAND, Tour, baby! RT @grapesandgrains: In 7 days, Kat & I begin 3-mo europe journey. The plan: http://bit.ly/fcgXRl

  11. Kate says:

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  12. In 7 days, Kat and I board a plane to Paris. On 3/30, we step foot in Europe to begin a 3-month journey. The plan: http://bit.ly/fcgXRl

  13. Tks! RT @yumivore: Bon Voyage! @grapesandgrains RT @twinos: Thirsty Nomads: 93 Days in Europe | Grapes and Grains http://bit.ly/eUkGUE #wine

  14. michele says:

    Lucky duckies! I look forward to vicariously living the dream via your postings and updates!

  15. Thanks, Michele, we’ll keep the quacks a-coming.

  16. Alex Wright says:

    Shame you’re not coming towards Bordeaux. So much wine country and some of the best food in France. Not seen cousin Kat since Richards wedding would have been nice to meet up. Maybe next time.

    Alex (long lost cousin hiding out in rural France)

  17. Hi Alex, at last the long lost cousin emerges from hiding. Would have loved to have swung by and seen you in Bordeaux. I seem to recall there is some wine produced there…or was it beer? Hmmm…perhaps i’m confused. Maybe next trip!

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