Five Reasons to Buy More at the Cellar Door

Touring and tasting your way through the vineyards of Europe is one of the highlights for any visitor to the continent. You only need to glance through the top ranked activities on TripAdvisor or Winerist to realise just how potent a tourist magnet anything wine or vineyard related is! After all, a glass of wine screams holiday and relaxation, especially in the picture perfect settings some European vineyards call home.


Yet, thanks to the rise of the budget airline (and those sneaky extra fees incurred for checked luggage), along with a wad of misinformation about just how much wine you can take home with you on a plane, it’s perhaps more rare that any wine is purchased directly at the vineyard. Which is a real shame, since there is more than one good reason to buy more at the cellar door. In fact, here at Lazenne we’ve come up with the five best!

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Deal Friday: Book with Paris Apartments Plus and receive 10% at Lazenne

As our list of partners grows we've decided to launch a post titled Deal Friday. Every week we will work with one of our partners to come up with an exclusive discount that Lazenne followers or purchasers of Lazenne's wine travel accessories will benefit from. This concept will surely evolve with time, but our intention is to bring to you some of the best our partners have to offer, for a little (or a lot) less.

To kick off Deal Friday, we've partnered up with Paris Apartments Plus. Their newly launched upgraded website will make planning your trip to Paris a seamless experience. They not only offer holiday apartments for rent in the City of Light, but as well a host of concierge services and activities that can be included with your booking.

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Off the Beaten Wine Path in the Balkans

Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia; all names which we’re guessing probably don’t immediately spring to mind when you think of wine producing countries. Yet there’s a thriving, and historic, wine scene in the Balkans, which overflows with centuries of wine making tradition, exotic sounding grape varieties and interesting, high quality wines.


Wondering where to start?

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 4 good reasons to visit a winery in the Langhe

Last week we featured expat and local resident Valerie Quintanilla (GirlsGottaDrink) giving her views of why Piedmont is a must for wine lovers thinking about visiting Italy. This week we continue on the same theme. Enrico Cassinelli, local resident and founder of gives wine and food lovers four good reason to visit the Langhe, a hilly area to the south and east of the river Tanaro in the province of Cuneo in Piedmont.

The Langhe is a magnificent wine region, where the local wine and food traditions relive every day in the wine cellars, in its people and its splendid hills. Ancient castles, fortified villages, small towns and art treasures, along with unique products such as truffles, the ‘Tonda Gentile’ hazelnut and famous wines like Barolo, Barbera, Barbaresco and Moscato are just some of the great reasons to visit these locations.

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