Thursday, March 3, 2016

Great wines from smaller French and Italian wineries now available in the USA. Join the JoliSoleil USA Wine Club

People touring with us often have the problem that they cannot take many wines home when they have to fly.
Wine in your cabin or carry-on luggage is generally not allowed. An exception might be wines that you have bought in a tax free shop at the airport.
Wines in your checked baggage is accepted. As wine normally contains less than 24% alcohol there are no restrictions on the quantity. BUT individual airlines often have weight limits to your luggage. Typically this is 23 kg. for international passengers and as you have also your clothes etc., and other souvenirs this can be a problem.
For each country there are different import laws ( duty, tariffs and quantity limits)

In the USA: for personal use; there are very low per bottle duties and taxes varying from
$ 1,= to $ 2,= per bottle. So for travelers from the USA it is interesting and absolutely possible to bring some wines. We offer Lazenne products to make transport more convenient. The weight problem remains though.

For a lot of (smaller) French and Italian wineries exporting their wines to the USA is very difficult. Rules and laws vary from state to state. Sometimes wine labels must be altered. This means that a lot of high quality wines that are offered in Europe for a reasonable price are simply not available in the States. It is frustrating for the people that have toured with us and learned to appreciate the local wines often cannot continue their experience. That is why we have founded the JoliSoleil Wine Club. Four times per year we will send you 12 bottles of French or Italian wine strictly for your personal use. We arrived at "12" bottles per time because the shipping price for for example 6 bottles is relatively high per bottle.

We select wines that are not available on the USA market because there is no official importer. We collect the wines personally at the wineries in Alsace, Burgundy and Tuscany. For Alsace they normally will be lieu-dits and grand cru's. For Burgundy premier or grand cru's; For Italy DOC, DOCG and also IGT wines.
Per 12 bottles each time you will find 2 wines of 6 different wineries. Sometimes they will be 2 bottles of the same wine, sometimes they will be 2 different wines from that specific winery.

Although the shipping costs of course add to the price, our goal is to offer you wines on a quality level that you cannot get for our prices on your local markets.
Each shipment will be accompanied with a newsletter describing the wineries and the wines. Each time you will also get food pairing suggestions.

A subscription is per year or 4 shipments with a total of 48 bottles per subscription. You can start any time in any quarter.
Please register here!

Our weekly newspaper about food, wine and life in Alsace, Burgundy & Tuscany.


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Register on our website and get more information on the wine areas and on possibilities to take wines home

Travel agents register on JSwinetours site and get information on special rates for our tours in Alsace, Burgundy and Tuscany. Also find information on flying with wines and shipping wines.

We can temporarily store the wines before shipping them to the country of your customers.

Are you an interested traveler or (future) customer, register on our website and get more information on the tour areas and find information on flying home with wines (using a Lazenne wine suitcase) and/or shipping your wines from France.



Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Experimenting with domain names - new .wine domains operational

We will have to see what the results are, that is what people and search engines do with it, but from today on we also have a .wine domain.

For the interested: as top domains we use: jswinetours.com and jolisoleil.com
For the regions where we operate, people can directly go to:
alsace.jswinetours.com
burgundy.jswinetours.com
tuscany.jswinetours.com

Alsace can also be reached via guidestoursalsace.com,
Burgundy can also be reached via guidedtoursburgundy.com
and Tuscany can also be reached via guidedtourstuscany.com

Now our little marketing research has to do with our main area, hence the .alsace domain. Our Alsace website can also be reached via : winetour.alsace
and using our new .wine domain: tastingalsace.wine

Let us see what happens.
Cheers!

Friday, January 1, 2016

Tuscany's Dolce Vita - JSwinetours tours at least twice a year in this beautiful part of Italy.

JoliSoleil does 3- or more day private tours in Tuscany at least twice a year.
We take you to the Chianti area , Montalcino and Montepulciano. We will let you taste the best Chianti's, Brunello's, Super Tuscans and more.
You will stay in cozy little hotels and have dinner in the best (often Michelin starred) restaurants.


For more information just mail us or call +33672120319.

Burgundy: Profoundly French - JSwinetours does private tours in Burgundy all year round

JSwinetours does one and more day private wine & food tours in Burgundy. On a 1-day tour we often concentrate on Cote de Nuits and Cote de Beaune. Of course you will taste many Premier Cru's and Grand Cru's.
On our more day tours we add the Macon and/or Chablis region, if wished so.
You will stay in cozy little hotels or a "Chateau hotel". You will have lunch along the way in great restaurants. For dinner we select the best Burgundy has to offer.



For more information just mail us or call +33672120319.

France's Alsace - JSwinetours does private wine tours in Alsace all year round.

JSwinetours tours Alsace all year round. On our 1-day wine tours you will already get a good overview of the rich palette of wines the region has to offer. You will compare and taste many Grand Cru's.
On our more day tours we tour the North, Middle and or South in seperate days.

We will take you to the best restaurants where you can expect a melting pot of German and French cuisine or French cusine at its best.



For more information just mail us or call +33672120319.
 
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