To celebrate Spain and New Zealand being added to Three Mobile’s  list of Feel At Home destinations, I was invited to a “Wines of the Feel At Home World” tasting event.

Feel at Home

Three’s Feel At Home service lets you use your phone abroad at no extra cost in 16 destinations. So you can tweet, text and blog while abroad, without the worry of a big bill when you return home. Find out more about the service, including where you can use it, here: www.three.co.uk/discover/phones/feel_at_home

Feel At Home As you can see there were a lot of wines and spirits to try out…many with beautifully tempting bottles that actually hid either a pleasurable Baijui Guizhou Xijiu -Chinese Sakeexperience or, a toe-curling one. That pretty white bottle of Chinese sake…pure evil!

If you’re interested in alcohol from around the world you may like to peruse the list of drinks that were available from

The Feel At Home destinations

 

Hong Kong and Macau    Hong Kong

Tsing Tao Beer

Tsingtao Beer, a well-hopped pilsner of 4.7% alcohol

 

Finland    Finland

Lapponia Cloudberry (Lakka)

Made from native Finnish berries

 

Sweden    Sweden    

Carlshamns Flaggpunsch

The ‘Swedish National Drink’

 

Macau   Macau 

Baijui Guizhou Xijiu

Rice based spirit distilled from Chinese Sake

 

Indonesia  Indonesia 

Batavia-Arrack Van Oosten

Sugarcane and fermented red rice drink from the Island of Java

 

Sri Lanka  Sri Lanka

Ceylon Arrack 40%

Made from the sap of Sri Lankan coconut trees

 

Norway  Norway 

Linie Aquavit

The Norwegian version of caraway/aniseed based Schnapps

 

Ireland   Ireland  

Bushmills Black Bush

Luxury Irish Rye and Single Malt, aged in Oloroso sherry casks

 

Denmark   Denmark

Gammel Dansk Bitter Dram

Danish ‘secret recipe’ herbal bitters

 

Switzerland Switzerland   

Doral ‘La Cote’ 2012 Expressions

Delicate Swiss wine, fragrant and light, from a locally developed grape

 

New Zealand  New Zealand  

Frost Pocket Sauvignon 2013, Marlborough

The wine that put New Zealand on the map, an explosion of fruit

 

Austria Austria   

Gruner Veltliner 2013, Hopler

The Austrian national grape, rich, but dry and tropically fragrant

 

France  France  

Macon Charnay 2012, Manciat Ponset, Burgundy

A classic French oaked wine from the masters of Chardonnay

 

Israel   Israel

Carmel Ridge White 2010

Made in Israel Mediterranean warmth, and French grapes

 

Italy   Italy

Chianti Classico 2011, Cecchi

Tuscany’s classic full-bodied red, made for a hearty meal

 

Spain   Spain  

Mas Delmera Monastrell Reserva 2008, Jumilla

Am unknown gem from Spain, full of Mediterranean warmth

 

Australia   Australia

D’Arenberg The Stump Jump Shiraz 2011, McLaren Vale

Australian ‘sunshine in a glass’ red, seriously produced by one of their best

 

USA  USA  

Bogle Old Vine Zinfandel, 2012, California

The ‘native’ Californian Zin delivers a heady mix of Californian ripe fruit

Feel At Home from Three is a great step forward in keeping costs down when travelling and whilst I don’t have any travel plans so far for this year it would have come in handy last year when I travelled to Ibiza, Florida and Ireland. Even though I used wifi for most calls I still had to text home a few times and it is scary how quickly the cost escalates. This is definitely something to consider if you have any holidays or business trips abroad planned.

 

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25 thoughts on “Feel At Home

  1. Wines of the world, sounds right up my street! x

    Posted on March 9, 2015 at 9:31 am
  2. I don’t go abroad but I can imagine how worried I’d be about getting a big bill from my mobile company if I did. The Feel at Home service would put my mind at ease 🙂

    Posted on March 8, 2015 at 1:14 pm
  3. Wow, what a brilliant event at home!! And that’s so good about the charges – I always feel stressed taking my phone abroad so love the sound of this.

    Posted on March 6, 2015 at 1:55 pm
  4. I think all phone providers ought to charge flat rates! .. but i am bias, i just hate paying bills 😉

    Posted on March 5, 2015 at 10:33 pm
  5. My dream event – seriously! I bet it was such a fun evening.

    Posted on March 4, 2015 at 7:18 pm
  6. This looks like a good time! haha

    I can’t believe you didn’t like sake. I love sake!

    Posted on March 4, 2015 at 2:39 am
  7. What alovely scheme, it sounds really useful.

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 7:39 pm
  8. How did you like Lapponia? It’s such a reminder of home for me. I’m from Finland but been living here in Ecuador for 18 years. Hope you enjoyed it!

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 7:07 pm
  9. This is an excellent scheme – I wish that my mobile provider offered it.

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 3:03 pm
  10. I do love that you are now able to use your phone abroad without the extra cost

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 12:59 pm
  11. Sadly we are not that well travelled but what a great service

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 11:20 am
  12. This sounds like a great idea, what a good event too. After a long day at work, a large glass of wine is always a welcome for me x

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 11:05 am
  13. This is a great service. I had no idea they offer something like this.

    Posted on March 2, 2015 at 10:01 pm
  14. Blimey wines of the world! Marvellous x

    Posted on March 2, 2015 at 9:30 pm
  15. although im not a fan of alcohol, this sounds fantastic x

    Posted on March 2, 2015 at 8:04 pm
  16. It sounds like a great event and fab that someone is finally doing something about the extortionate mobile prices abroad.

    Posted on March 2, 2015 at 7:29 pm
  17. I hope you weren’t driving! All mobiles should be like this

    Posted on March 2, 2015 at 6:30 pm
  18. Mobile costs while abroad can be crazy so anything that keeps them down is great in my book!

    Posted on March 2, 2015 at 3:25 pm
  19. I think this is such a good idea, I know when my parents have been abroad they have used up so much credit keeping in touch. x

    Posted on March 2, 2015 at 3:01 pm
  20. Wines of the world? You are talking my language!

    Posted on March 2, 2015 at 2:30 pm
  21. Sounds like my kind of event. I think I’d have picked prosecco rather than chianti for Italy as we got engaged in Venice and had prosecco at our wedding.

    Posted on March 2, 2015 at 2:30 pm
  22. This Lapponia liquor has very pretty bottle, would be great for making candle holder or lamp later on 😉

    Posted on March 2, 2015 at 11:22 am
  23. What a fantastic event to attend! I’ve gone teetotal for 2015 (while on a weight loss journey) but this is a very informative post for when I do start drinking wine again! 🙂

    Posted on March 2, 2015 at 11:03 am
  24. We lived in NZ for eight years, and two of those were down the road from Marlborough. I wasn’t much of a sav drinker til those years. Oh I miss them! x

    Posted on March 2, 2015 at 10:56 am
  25. Ooh glad I saw this I’ve been waiting for Spain to be added to the list for ages!

    Posted on March 1, 2015 at 11:53 am