Thanks to everyone who has been sending positive reviews and testimonials about Chocolatour. I’ve posted a few of them on the About page at http://chocolatour.net/about/. There are also reviews posted on Goodreads at http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18323528-chocolatour. It’s fabulous to have reader feedback so soon after publication of the book. Yes, I will eventually put the book on Amazon and other large outlets, but for now, I’m having fun personally filling your orders for books, and autographing each one of them.
Some really exciting news is that we are planning the first in a series of Chocolatours with readers and members of the Worldly Women Travel Club. If you like the idea of travelling to exciting travel destinations and experiencing some chocolate travel of your own with me as your guide, please subscribe to Chocolatour.net for updates on what we have planned.
For our first group Chocolatour, I’m pleased to say that our destination will be Switzerland. There’s truly no better place in the world to experience chocolate, and what’s really exciting is that we will be in Zurich in time to attend the 2014 Salon du Chocolat in Zurich from April 4-6, 2014. If you’ve never attended a Salon du Chocolat, these international chocolate shows are truly the ultimate experience for any serious chocolate lover. There is unlimited sampling at the booths of dozens of top-notch chocolatiers, chocolate-making demonstrations, chocolate art exhibits, and even chocolate haute couture where you can see fashions adorned with chocolate accessories and appliques.
For our Chocolatour, we will depart Winnipeg on March 29th and arrive in Zurich for some visits to chocolate shops and factories, meet some chocolatiers, and do some shopping (Zurich is a fabulous place to shop for chocolate, watches, fashions, and more.) We’ll then head out of the city and visit Basel for more chocolate and wine, and if we can make special arrangements, we hope to ride the Swiss Chocolate Train and visit a cheese factory in Gruyere, and the historic Nestle-Cailler chocolate factory in Broc. We’ll then head back to Zurich in time for the Salon du Chocolat. Exact details of the itinerary and price of the Chocolatour will be available within the next couple of weeks, but we’ll be officially launching the idea at the Wine & Chocolate Event to be held at the Caboto Centre in Winnipeg on August 20th from 7 – 9 pm. Please register if you plan to attend.
I hope you’ll consider joining us for the event if you live in the Winnipeg area, and for the chocolate tour (Chocolatour) if you like the idea of chocolate exploration in the country that consumes more chocolate on a per capita basis than any other country in the world. The Swiss really love their chocolate! It will be a trip to remember, and one that is guaranteed to produce sweet memories–and a lot of laughs, because after all … chocolate makes everyone smile.
Please join us back here the week of August 26th for our next new post.