Extraordinary Women of Spain: Chefs and Winemakers

A co-created travel project from – Epicopia Culinary Journeys & Epicurean Ways

The first travel experience offered in this Extraordinary Women of Spain series will feature the women chefs & winemakers of the Basque Country, La Rioja and Barcelona regions. The creation of the Extraordinary Women of Spain program is a co-operative project of Epicurean Ways and Epicopia Culinary Journeys.  This first travel experience will be offered in late May/early June 2012. The 10 night program is limited to maximum of 15 guests.  Designed for women only the experience is hosted by Spain’s leading woman wine and food specialist guide.

Epicurean Ways is the foremost designer of “uncommon wine and culinary experiences in Spain.” Based in Charlottesville, Virginia, Epicurean Ways is a proud sponsor of the North American Wine Bloggers Conference July 22 – 24, 2011. Founded by Jane Gregg, Epicurean Ways offers private custom food and wine tours in Spain. Each trip is designed according to the highest standards. Drawing on intimate knowledge of Spanish cuisines, regions and cultures developed over many years of experience in Spain, Epicurean Ways
partners with the finest Spanish chefs, winemakers and guides for each unique program.

Well, talk about kismet!  I happen to be attending the conference Jane Gregg is sponsoring.  As Epicopia Culinary Journeys (see below) is a client of mine (My company is A to Zinfandel Social Media for ~ wine ~ food ~ tourism industries.), this is a wonderful opportunity to meet Jane and discuss the trip at length from her perspective.

Epicopia Culinary Journeys, founded in 2006 by Harold D. Partain, CTC, CCTP was created to provide clients and guests with the ultimate in food & wine travel experiences. Originally conceived as a collection of travel experiences the company has evolved to be a premier designer and creator of small group, individual and family culinary focused adventures.

“We believe cuisine is the tactile connection to breathing history. Culture and history we can taste. Our motto is ‘eat local, drink local
with the locals’ …”