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5 of Our Favorite Food and Wine Experiences around Santiago

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​ We have long believed that food and wine really do feed the soul. Every trip, not just those labeled as food focused, include forays into the culinary scene of the country our travelers are visiting. Chile holds a unique place as a hub not just for food but for wine as well. Below is a list of some of our favorite food & wine e...
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New Culinary and Wine Adventures

New Culinary and Wine Adventures
Savor a different holiday fare this season? Try one of these Wild recipes from afar! We've already begun celebrating our 30th anniversary in 2016 by announcing our Culinary & Wine Adventures . Everywhere in the world, our 'Wild Style' of travel enlivens epicures to experience the joie de vivre of daily life. These adventures lead us down unexplored roads to vineyards and farms, local markets, gourmet restaurants and often into family kitchens to savor the flavors of local food and drink. Whether enjoying a winemaker's dinner in the vineyard, or shopping in the market with a local chef for a cooking class, we do our best to keep you immersed in the culture of food and tradition and to seduce your senses using the full terroir of a place and its people. Spice things up tonight with a Wild recipe from our adventures around the world. Ceviche a la Galapagos: The Galapagos...
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My Favorite Spanish Pintxos Recipe

My Favorite Spanish Pintxos Recipe
Pintxos? Pinchos? Tapas? There is a difference! Pintxo is the Basque take on the Spanish word pincho. The difference between pinxtos and tapas depends on your Spain locale. First and most important - you never dine on pintxos alone. These delightful morsels are best enjoyed in crowded bars - also known as pintxo hopping - while trading stories about your day. Most people move around on a pub crawl enjoying one or two pintxos in each place. On my recent trip to Northern Spain our guide patiently explained the art of the pintxo which originated in the Basque region in the charming town of San Sebastian. Without rules and limits chefs freely create and the possibilities are endless. We dined on traditional pintxos with combinations of chorizo or bacon with manchego or blue cheese along with simple easy to assemble varieties pairing pickled vegetables and anchovies. The more elegant Michelin-style pinxtos...
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Complain, Complain, Complain: Everywhere on this trip they complained.

Complain, Complain, Complain: Everywhere on this trip they complained.
  I've never traveled with such a bunch of complainers!     What with everywhere we went and everything we enjoyed, the amazing wildlife we encountered, the luscious wines we tasted and delicious cuisine, one would think the group wouldn't complain. But everywhere we went on our 19-day Wine and Wildlife Safari through South Africa and Zimbabwe they complained.     The complaining started after the first two days in sunny Cape Town and we moved on for a few days in Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, then four nights on safari at Tanda Tula in the Timbavati concession in Greater Kruger, then Victoria Falls and finally four more nights in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. At each place there were more complaints for the same reason:  Every time we were just settling in to these beautiful places, enjoying amazing meals and wine tastings, and getting to know people in the wineries, restaurants...
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African Winelands to Wildlands: 35 Days from Cape Town to the Zambezi

African Winelands to Wildlands: 35 Days from Cape Town to the Zambezi
In 35 days from Cape Town to the wilds of Zambia, Anne and I explored the wines and wildlands of Southern Africa. Together with our friends and wine experts, Ruth and David Arista of Arista Wine Cellars in our hometown of Edmonds, WA, we co-led our Wine and Wildlife Safari , April 12-29.     Along with 10 fun-loving Wildland travelers, 8 of them previous alumni guests, we laughed, tasted and gasped our way through Africa, astonished at the wildlife, the incredible food and wine, stunning safari camps , and amazing Africans we met throughout.      We return full of gratitude and appreciation for all the heroic and stunningly talented and dedicated South Africans, Zimbabweans, and Zambians we met during our travels from pro-guides, chefs and winemakers, to all the smiling and hardworking drivers, pilots, and service staff who gave us their all (including song and dance not just as...
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