Real Cost of Gourmet Cooking Classes

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South Africa Culinary & Wine Trip

Visiting the Cape Winelands during harvest time means not only can you taste lots of wine, but you can pick, sort, even stomp grapes if you get the urge. You can also kick back and enjoy harvest festivals, vineyard picnics, dinners with vineyard owners and tastings with winemakers in such famed wine towns as Stellenbosch. Cooking classes are available, where you can learn how to craft and cure charcuterie, prepare traditional Cape Malay samosas and even learn to prepare venison and ostrich. To see animals that might consider you a tasty treat, tack on a safari.

$3,499: Six days in February/March 2013; all-inclusive except flights -- Travel Sommelier