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Provence Vine Tours with Culinaire’s Linda Garson

Linda Garson spent her youth in Manchester, in the United Kingdom, a place best known for soccer matches and beer-filled celebrations, not necessarily for wine expertise. A visual communications graduate, Linda relocated to Canada (Calgary) in 2003 on a contract with Trade UK – the British Government’s export division. The contract was for 13-months, and Linda is still in Calgary.

Provence Vine Tours with Culinaire's Linda Garson @PerfProvence

Garson worked in vineyards in Europe, South America and Australia where she gained an appreciation for the life-cycle of a grape and the stages of wine production. Those work experiences along with her understanding of the spirits industry have been converted into a more than full-time focus on wine education and travel.

Vine and Dine launched in 2005, now entering its 12th year Calgary’s wine and food club runs about 150 wine events a year. These events involve food and wine pairing and a chance to socialize with other wine lovers. However, Vine and Dine is not just a social club there are organized wine courses Wine Basics and Wine II (Intermediate-level).

One might think that is a pretty full workload, but it seems Linda Garson also has time to run four-year-old Culinaire Magazine where she is the Editor-in-Chief.

Why work if you can’t travel? Garson has that covered too with luxury wine tours. This year (2016) will be the first Vine and Dine guided tour in the Rhône Valley and Provence. A luxury tour based in Villeneuve-lès-Avignon and the foodie capital of Lyon. Garson has leveraged her connections for tour participants for exclusive winery visits and tastings.

Grape Vines in Provence @PerfProvence

Unfortunately, now that we have your attention it is time to say the trip is sold out, but Linda is soliciting interest for a 2017 trip.

Grape Vines in Provence @PerfProvence

…Continue reading here for the rest of Linda Garson’s story and how to get in touch regarding the Vine and Dine Rhône Valley wine trip.

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With her camera and laptop close at hand, Carolyne has traded in her business suits for the world of freelance writing and blogging. Her first airplane ride at six months of age was her introduction to the exciting world of travel.

While in Provence, Carolyne can be found hiking with friends, riding the hills around the Alpilles or tackling Mont Ventoux. Her attachment to the region resonates in Perfectly Provence this digital magazine that she launched in 2014. This website is an opportunity to explore the best of the Mediterranean lifestyle (food & wine, places to stay, expat stories, books on the region, travel tips, real estate tips and more), through our contributors' articles.

Carolyne writes a food and travel blog Ginger and Nutmeg. Carolyne’s freelance articles can be found in Global Living Magazine, Avenue Magazine and City Palate (Published Travel Articles).

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