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5 Reasons to Beercation in Belgium this Fall

The New Belgian Beer World Located in the beautiful old bourse building in Brussels, which at one time housed the stock exchange, the Belgian Beer World just opened its doors to the public. During Belgian Beer Weekend we were invited

5 Reasons Why We Always Buy Trip Insurance — And Why You Should Too!

5 Reasons Why We Always Buy Trip Insurance – And Why You Should, Too! (Originally Posted August 2021- Updated August 2023) As travel has surged post-pandemic, so has trip interruption, travel delay, TSA issues, strikes, cancellations and other woes of

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A Michelin-Starred Beer vs Wine Dinner

One of the highlights of this year’s Sip & Savor Provence tour was a 5-Course Beer vs Wine dinner at the Michelin starred Restaurant, La Mère Germaine, in Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

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The Belgians Are Coming! The Belgians Are Coming!

Brewers and Representatives from over 30 Belgian Breweries are Coming to the US to Celebrate Belgian Beer Week USA! with tastings in Orlando, Florida on May 2nd, then moving up to DC, for a welcome party at Brasserie Beck on Wednesday May 3rd ( more details to come on special VIP offers for BBV guests). The main public event will be on May 6th : a 2-session Belgian Beer Fest featuring over 30 Belgian breweries pouring 60 different beers including a number of beers that have never been poured in the US!

5 Valentine’s Gift Ideas for The Beer, Wine or Spirits Lover in Your Life – or Yourself!

If there is anything we’ve learned over the last few years, it is that we all deserve to treat ourselves – as well as our loved ones – and enjoy life to the fullest.   Valentine’s Day is a good reminder to get off our butts and plan to do just that.  If you are reading this, likely you or a loved one are a lover of beer, wine and/or spirits, so we have done our best to help guide you on a few ideas for the best choices to celebrate and enjoy this Valentine’s Day and beyond.

Bon Beer Voyage Ranked Among the World’s Five Best Tour Operators

Not Winning 1st Place isn’t too Bad, France’s official tourism development bureau has named pioneering US tour agency Bon Beer Voyage (BBV) as a favorite among consumers in this year’s France 360 French Awards. BBV was among top five companies to reach the rank of finalist in the Best Tour Operator of the Year by Consumers category, which recognized the family- owned and operated tour company for its deeply personal and immersive excursions into European beer, wine and spirits history and culture.

8 Fun Gift Ideas for Beer & Wine Lovers

As beer and/or wine lovers, we sometimes get so into our hobbies- learning about styles or processes, checking the reviews, recording our own ratings, following social media, collecting rare bottles, etc.,  that we start taking things too seriously and forget the fun aspect of beer and wine that probably got us interested in the first place. So here are a few gift ideas to bring the fun back!

Eupen at the Heart of International Brewing Culture

EUPEN AT THE HEART OF INTERNATIONAL BREWING CULTURE Press Release from BBC – BeComev After launching the application for Belgian beer culture to be listed as Unesco Intangible Cultural Heritage, Belgium’s German-speaking community and region will host the Brussels Beer

Guinness Storehouse in Dublin

How to Pour a Perfect Pint of Guinness

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  We hope you are enjoying and celebrating in one form or another. In case you are pouring a pint or two from home today, we thought we’d share a few tips on pouring a perfect pint of the perfect St. Patrick’s Day beer- Guinness.  Sláinte!

5 Magical Phrases Every Traveler to France Should Know

Our love of France is no secret. If you  have joined us in France during one of our beercations or wine journeys, or have (graciously)listened to us wax poetic about the delicious beer, wine, food and culture of “L’Hexagon” you