5 Posh Culinary Vacations to Book This Fall

Learn to appreciate food, wine, and bread in style
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 29, 2011 5:01 PM CDT

(Newser) – There's no better time than autumn or winter, the harvest seasons, for foodies to embark on a luxurious gastronomic adventure. Consider these premier gourmet trips, rounded up by the Wall Street Journal:

  • Wine: Spend 3 days refining your palate as you learn to taste, select, and pair top wines at the annual Wine Geek 101 event at Blackberry Farm, nestled in the foothills of Tennessee's Smoky Mountains. $1,200 per person.

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  • Baking: Travel to scenic Bath, England for a 5-day, hands-on course in the world of bread. Award-winning chef Richard Bertinet will teach pupils about French and Italian breads, "dark and sweet" loaves, and sourdoughs. Around $300 per day.
  • South Asian Cooking: Explore the edible wonders of India on this intimate, 12-day trip. The Rajasthan tour includes meals at top restaurants, shopping in local markets, private cooking lessons, and meetings with craftsmen and farmers. $9,950 per person.
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