Bacchus lives in France

Wine Call me what you like, a patriotic or a crazy South African, but even though French wine is great, I still prefer having a locally produced South African wine – it just tastes better. I only had a bottle and a taste of a few other wines… and I’m no wine connoisseur, but my tastebuds never lie to me!

Walking through the vineyards in the French wine region, the first thing I noticed (obviously) was the vineyards, then the quiet that lies like a blanket over the valley. (Obviously it wasn’t pi.jpgcking season.)

The humidity in the Beaujolais wine region can be compared to that of Magoebaskloof/Tzaneen area here in South Africa.

Our Readers Comments

  1. What exciting lives we lead at Travelstart!
    Carolina Palmqvist, CEO of Travelstart Global & Leeanne Melton, MD of Travelstart South Africa, attended the Travel Distribution Summit 2008, organised by Eye for Travel in Mumbai. Unfortunately our dynamic duo were caught up in the terrorist attacks that were inflicted on Mumbai nearly 2 weeks ago. Luckily they were staying at the Taj Landmark Hotel, which is situated across the bay from the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, that bore the brunt of the attacks.
    Despite the problems our team experienced during their trip, they still maintain that India is an emerging market where Travelstart wants to do business. Leeanne said “India is a market that we have been probing for sometime & Travelstart already has a company registered in India. Carolina & myself visited Mumbai as we are investigating new business opportunities for Travelstart in this amazing country.” Leeanne went onto say “Travelstart has full confidence that India will be able to rebuild itself after the recent attacks. This is truly a magical place & is in a position to add great value to the Travelstart portfolio.”
    India has reached critical mass regarding e-commence offering the perfect climate for Travelstart to enter the Indian online travel agency market with its 10 years experience in Europe, USA & more recently in Brazil & South Africa.
    2009 promises to be an exciting time for Travelstart with new markets & ventures being developed in India and the Middle East, plus the expansion of its South African operations. The sky’s the limit!

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