An Insider's guide to restaurants, wine, spirits and culinary travel

join food and wine guru mark spivak on a series of exceptional journeys

Small group culinary tours to the gourmet destinations of America

Eat the Big Apple: A Sinfully Indulgent Manhattan Weekend

July 6-10, 2017

Join us for the culinary invasion of New York City:

  • Michelin-starred restaurants
  • Carefully curated wines
  • Accommodations at a top boutique hotel
  • Dim sum and shopping in Chinatown
  • A private tour of the world's largest Italian market
  • Brunch at the Mandarin Oriental

$2950 per person, all-inclusive except for airfare

A deposit of $500 per person is required to secure your place on this trip, payable to:

Sunshine Wine Concepts LLC
1605 Renaissance Commons Blvd. #438
Boynton Beach, Fl 33426

This trip will sell out quickly: Secure your spot now

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Wining and Dining in the Big Easy

October 8-12, 2017

Join us for our most popular trip, the culinary tour of New Orleans, featuring:

  • Boutique accommodations in the French Quarter
  • Walking tours of the French Quarter and the Garden District
  • Dining at G.W. Fins, Commanders Palace and Restaurant R'Evolution
  • Carefully curated wines at lunch and dinner
  • A hands-on cooking class
  • Airport transfers, city transportation, all taxes and gratuities

$2850 per person, all-inclusive except for airfare

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Here's what they're saying about Mark Spivak's culinary tours:

"We just returned from New Orleans on a tour put together by Mark Spivak. He took care of everything. We stayed in one of the nicest hotels in the French Quarter. Mark did a great job of picking the restaurants and cocktail bars, and gave us an agenda beforehand so we could go online and research them.

"The food was amazing, and Mark personally selected the wines. He even arranged our sightseeing tours and escorted us to the pickup points. All in all, a wonderful experience and a great trip---I would highly recommend his tours."

Sue and Don Rechil, Ontario, Canada

"Nadine and I want to thank you for hosting our recent culinary tour of New Orleans. The choice of hotel and restaurants was excellent, and the dinners were fine dining at its best. The tours you arranged gave us a chance to learn about the city and get ready for the next restaurant. We particularly enjoyed being in the center of the city, which allowed us to walk a lot and explore. Your concept is a great one, and we look forward to participating in a future tour."

Graham and Nadine Nichols, Toronto, Canada

                     great wine for under $15?

It’s not a typo, oxymoron or stupid question. There’s a lot of very good wine at very low prices, but discovering it is a challenge---particularly when you’re strolling the wine aisle of your local supermarket or beverage superstore, staring at a tsunami of unfamiliar labels.

The answer is Mark Spivak’s Affordable Wine Guide to California and the Pacific Northwest, available as an e-book for $7.99. The book profiles 43 producers and contains hundreds of wine reviews, and gives you a clear-cut view of the good and the bad. The criteria are simple: What does the wine taste like? What kind of food does it go with? Is it worth the money?

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