Savvy Nomad ~ Wine Education, Tasting & Tours

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The Travel Company LLC (DBA Savvy Nomad) is a subsidiary of On-Word Bound Books, specializing in wine & spirits education, tasting, and tours.

David Devere is a Certified Specialist of Wine accredited through the Society of Wine Educators. He has a passion for history, culture, food, and wine and has a way with teaching that makes these topics come alive. He previously wrote a bi-monthly column for the Duluth News Tribune, and now writes an occasional newsletter to a curated list with columns on travel, spirits, history, and wine. Read the back issues on Savvy Nomad's website: Savvy Nomad Newsletters.


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Dave recently designed a wine journal which is both a scrapbook and a self-teaching tool you can use to learn about wine. In each two-page, tasting-note spread, you'll find a space to log the usual things like vintage, producer, grape variety and color. Also a simple scoring system, a place to save the wine label, and an easy to reference, simple to use, connect the dots flavor profiler. When you use all these things together you'll start to notice the differences in wines. This will, without much thought from you, teach you about wine. It's available on Amazon for only $9.99! You can click on the cover image to learn more.

Since 2011, Sara and David have been exploring and boating on the French canal system. We offer guided boat tours on the Canals of France, combining our love of travel, geography, history, yoga, food, and wine to create a relaxing, fun, and educational adventure-vacation. In 2022, after many years of renting canal boats (and one year of owning and living aboard a sailboat), we, along with a few other couples, bought a canal boat in France. Tours in 2023 were booked right away, and 2024 is filling up too.

For more information on our schedule and our offerings, visit the: Savvy Nomad Tours page.
For an idea of what a canal boat trip might be be like, have a look through these photo albums: Savvy Nomad Facebook Photo Albums.
And to see our boat, take this virtual tour on YouTube: Tour our boat!

We expanded our YouTube channel in 2021 to share our travels, help other folks learn how to buy a boat in France, and to offer virtual wine & spirits education. Visit us here: Savvy Nomad TV. Please consider subscribing to our channel and giving us a thumbs up. Thanks!