Trufflepig Joins Travel Movement to Declare A Climate Emergency

We’re a trip-planning company – that’s where our expertise lies. But we’re joining a rising tide of voices coming from companies, communities and countries in declaring a climate emergency. Why? You don’t have to live in California, or Greenland, or Australia (or Burgundy) to recognise the scale of the crisis facing us all if nothing […]

Changes in Burgundy’s Wine Harvest Reflect a Bigger Picture

On the one hand, isn’t it lovely to see an image of such unchanging tradition? Cart horses being used to transport the grapes being picked by hand in Burgundy’s Côte de Beaune, with the picturesque village of Pommard in the background, under a beautiful August blue sky… Lovely. On the other hand, hang on a […]

Venice, The Fragile and Resilient

Venice recently made headlines for all the wrong reasons. On November 12th the city was swallowed by a whopping 187 cm (or six feet) of “acqua alta” (high tide) above mean sea level. It was just a few centimetres below the record reached in 1966, which Venetians still refer to with horror as ‘Acqua Granda’ […]