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b7 Travel | Puglia: Food & Wine Immersion
A Trip of a Lifetime - Departure October 18, 2009

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  • 1. The total package: ✦An outstanding culinary travel experience ✦Daily professional wine and culinary tours ✦Peace of mind you are with the most professional travel & tour company in Puglia ✦Local, native guides with knowledge of the secrets and mysteries of the region ✦6 nights lodging at 5 star hotels and resorts ✦6 breakfasts ✦6 gourmet dinners ✦6 local lunches ✦All luggage transfers $5,800 Double Occupancy $1,400 Single Supplement More Upcoming Departures: Spring 2010 - Puglia, Italy; Toscana, Italy; Piemonte, Italy b7 travel Summer 2010 - Bourgogne, France; Napa, California Puglia: Food & Wine Immersion A Trip of a Lifetime - Departure October 18, 2009 Join Block 7 Travel for a vacation like no other. Live the life of a wine professional for 7 days and 6 nights while exploring the diversity and exceptional quality of the wines of Puglia. Block 7 Wine Company Puglia is the largest producer of wine in all of Italy and their wine renaissance in the last 25 720 Shepherd Drive years has made Puglia the region of choice for wine professionals from around the world. Houston, TX 77007 With a maximum of only 14 guests and 2 full time guides including a 15 year wine professional 713.572.2565 you will live the life of wine royalty with this unique and intimately luxurious experience. www.block7wineco.com
  • 2. Day 1 Day 5 welcome to Italy, Babo wine bar & Hotel Borgo Bianco the city of wine & Masseria Liveli Arrive at the Bari Airport and meet your guide before shuttling to Bari for a traditional, light Today, we visit La Citta del Vino (the city of wine) and lunch of Puglia with Giancarlo at Babo wine bar in Bari. After lunch we head to the first hotel, Cellino San Marco. Our first stop will be the enormous the Borgo Bianco, for an afternoon of rest and relaxation. This evening we have a Puglia meet Cantine Due Palme which has claimed awards for their and greet with the other guests and a wine seminar on the wines of Puglia hosted by the b7 decadent style of winemaking which is changing the representative and the Hotel Borgo Bianco. Dinner will be a traditional Pugliese feast and way the professionals accept Puglia. You will see the wines from all over the region. winemaking facilities, and taste numerous wines with Day 2 their leading oenologist. Next, we will drive to the Rivera winery, Castel del Monte & the best gelato ever amazing Masseria Liveli, where we will have lunch and We drive north to the Castel del Monte region and our first winery, Rivera where we will taste taste some of Puglia’s most beautiful, up and coming an enormous range of wines including those made with the local and divine grape, Nero di wines. After our long lunch and tasting we will relax Troia. We will walk in the vineyards and enjoy time with winemaker Sebastiano de Corato. We before dinner at a local restaurant famous for grilled will then have a full tasting of unreleased wines in the barrel room, followed by a regional feast meats and wines of the region. with the wines of Rivera. After lunch we will shuttle to the site of the famous Castel del Monte, Day 6 the archaeological symbol of Puglia and one of the most unusual and interesting buildings in all Leone de Castris, Cantele & Lecce of Italy. We will return to the hotel for an afternoon rest with an evening stroll through We have a morning visit to the famous Leone de Castris beautiful Polignano a Mare, and dinner at Chichibio followed by an evening stroll along the for a tasting of some of Puglia’s most prized wines. We cliffs and a gelato at the famous Il Super Mago del Gelo (the super magician of ice cream). then head to lunch with the phenomenal Paolo Cantele Day 3 in Lecce for some of the most amazing local cuisine in cheese, ancient trulli, pasta, mangia! Puglia. After lunch we will drive over to Cantele for a Today we head to a local cheese making shop for a demonstration and tasting of the amazing tasting and walk through the winery. We end the day fresh mozzarella of Puglia. After we have our fill of cheese, we move to the UNESCO heritage with a drive to Manduria for a tasting of the beloved site of Alberobello and walk amongst the 1500 ancient trulli homes, stopping for a tasting of and decadent Primitivos of the region. local artisanal products with local superstar, Mimmo, and a lesson on making orecchiette pasta Day 7 with Mimmo’s mother, Cosima. From Alberobello we head to the hilltop town of Cisternino for Lecce,Vallone vino, ciao a detailed tasting and food pairing, at the famous Il Cucco Enoteca. Enjoy your afternoon in the We return to Lecce and on the way we stop for one final lovely city of Ostuni, and rest well for an eight (8) course dinner with matching wines at the winery Vallone for a taste of the exclusive and most outstanding Il Frantoio. prized wines of the Salento. In Lecce you have the Day 4 option to depart to Rome, catch a shuttle back to Bari Aglianico, Sassi of Matera & by the sea airport or stay on for a walking tour of the city with our We travel to Altamura to taste some of Italy’s best breads before heading to Matera and art historian and local guide and the chance to extend Basilicata for a meeting with one of the region’s best winemakers and a guided tasting and lunch your stay in Puglia. of the outstanding Aglianico del Vulture. After lunch we will have a guided walk of the stunning ancient Sassi of Matera. We return with a walk through the olive groves near our hotel and a wonderful dinner along the sea. Arrivederci!