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Champagne corks in a silver bowl

Grower’s champagnes, the new trend, with four recommendations

“The tasting was solely of ‘growers’ champagnes’, as opposed to ‘house champagnes’. A ‘house’ (such as Pommery, Mumm, Dom Pérignon et al.) is in this context a producer who mainly makes his wine from purchased grapes. There are around 300 houses of different sizes. It is also common for grape growers to be part of […]

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Discover ”vin de france”, the new generation French wines

Vin de france, roughly speaking, has no other requirements than that the wine should be produced in France. It may be a made from a single variety or a blend of different grapes varieties. The wine may, if applicable, have grape variety and vintage mentioned on the label. A control system exists to ensure compliance […]

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Chateau d Armailhac, Pauillac, Bordeaux

Enjoy a world-class BKWine wine tour this autumn or winter

We have prepared a fabulous selection of wine tours for you to enjoy either in the autumn or in winter. Why not escape from the dreary cold and darkness for a few days or a bit more to a lovely wine country on a trip filled with excellent wines and delicious food. You can choose […]

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The 4 Different Kinds of Wine Tourism

And the 3 Different Wine Tourists Wine Tourism — Why & How? Examples from wineries around the world, presented by Per Karlsson, BKWine AB, BKWine Tours. This is an overview of a presentation prepared for the Italian wine tourism conference Citta del Vino that took place in Torgiano in Umbria.  Umbria is the Italian region […]

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The beach at Camps Bay in Cape Town

New South Africa: five exciting producers | Britt on Forbes

“There is a wine revolution quietly going on in South Africa. Or more correctly, a second revolution. The first one was when apartheid ended and the KVW iron grip on the wine sector also came to an end. That led to the birth of the modern wine industry in South Africa, where today you can […]

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Vineyards and mountains in Stellenbosch

Revolutionary wines in South Africa

Do you think South Africa is a country that is good at making bulk wines, but that when it comes to quality and personality falls short? Then it’s time to wake up. Now! You are missing a lot of exciting and very original wines. Today there are plenty of exciting wines of very good quality […]

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Vineyards and mountains in Stellenbosch

Two new exotic wine tours to Chile-Argentina and to South Africa the coming winter | press release

Two exclusive wine tours for the winter season 2018 have just been launched by BKWine, the wine travel specialist: a wine tour to Chile and Argentina in South America on January 27 to February 11, and a wine tour to South Africa on February 23 to March 5. Both tours take place when the grape […]

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Hills, vineyards, and villages in Veneto

Hot news: Italian wine

“’Be careful, you can burn yourself,’ says Gerardo Vernazzaro. I stand on a crater overlooking the sea. From the ground, sulfur smoke rises into the air. The name Campi Flegrei means just burning fields. But I did not think the name was literally true. The area’s 90 craters have all had an outbreak sometime in […]

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Serving delicious wine from a magnum

Chile and Argentina, contrasts in South America | wine tour

The program is now finalised for 2018! Without a doubt our longest wine tour. It starts in Buenos Aires (with tango), continues to Mendoza, at the foot of the Andes. Then over the Andes, along the country road through a landscape that is strange and enthralling, reaching well over 10,000 feet. Continuing to the Pacific […]

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Toast with fresh tomatoes and herbs

Storks, pigs, cork oaks and plenty of wine in Alentejo | wine tour

When you take the motorway east from Lisbon you have about an hour and a half’s drive until you arrive in the heart of the Alentejo region. On the way you will be passing stork nests on top of electricity pylons (you’ll be lucky if you see a bird), open fields with cows and a […]

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A pumba, African wart hog

Safari in South Africa, beautiful video and pictures

On our wine tour to South Africa we usually offer you the option to combine it with a safari, after the “wine segment” of the tour. It is a very special experience. This video, shot by Raja Picture Company, is a beautiful illustration of what you can see on a safari. It is all shot […]

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An oak forest and a vineyard in Alentejo

Wine tours autumn 2017 and winter 2018

You will find all information about our wine tours for autumn 2017 and our South America tour beginning of 2018 on bkwinetours.com. You can choose between France, Portugal, Italy and Argentina & Chile. All destinations will give you a magnificent wine and food experience. Bordeaux, 27 September – 1 October Douro Valley in northern Portugal, […]

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A medieval village and vineyards in Piedmont

Wine tours and gourmet travel with BKWine autumn 2017: 2 new destinations, 2 classics | Press Release

BKWine Tours, a leading wine and gastronomy tour operator, has just launched the fall program for 2017. The fall season includes four destinations to France, Italy, and Portugal. Two new destinations are featured: Piedmont, with wine and truffles, and Alentejo in Portugal. On the program are also two great classics: Bordeaux and the Douro Valley. […]

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A giraffe looking down on us

South Africa, Safari and Wildlife Add-on, March 4-8, 2018

An Extraordinary Nature and Wildlife Experience — After the wine tour we can offer you an extraordinary four day tour to malaria-free private game reserves in the Eastern Cape, an hour’s flight time from Cape Town. You will get the chance to see all of the Big Five: elephant, lion, rhinoceros, buffalo and leopard (not […]

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By the sea near Cape Town

South Africa, Golf Experience Add-on, February 19-24, 2018

“Trail of Champions“: Four Days with the Best of Cape Golfing — For a golfer South Africa is a perfect destination. It has world-class golf courses located in breathtakingly beautiful landscapes. Climate is warm but generally not exceedingly hot, not even in summer. The sea is never far away in Cape golf country. And it […]

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Flavorful World on our spring wine tours

We are always thrilled when our wine tours are picked up by a blog or any other media. This time we are glad to have been mentioned in the food blog Flavorful World. It is our two spring tours that caught the attention of Anthony Beal who authors the blog: to Bordeaux and to Champagne. […]

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RealBusiness: wine tours to “build a lifetime bond”

We are delighted to have been featured in RealBusiness. This on-line magazine “for ambitious SMEs” presented our wine and gourmet tours as a gift idea for companies wanting to develop better corporate relations. Here are some of the things they said: Business networking is often done over a beverage or two, so what better way […]

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Champagne goes with everything?

Is it possible to drink Champagne straight through an entire meal? Yes, it is! There is really nothing on the plate that you cannot combine with Champagne because there are so many different types of Champagnes. A powerful Champagne with concentration and ripeness can even be served with an entrecote. Some years back, when we […]

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Two new spring wine tours 2017, to Champagne and to Bordeaux, with BKWine | Press Release

Two new wine tours are on the schedule for the spring tour season with BKWine. The tours on the spring program focus on two great classic French wine regions, Champagne in April and Bordeaux in May. Full details can be found on BKWineTours.com. Champagne, famous houses and innovative growers, takes the traveller around the wine […]

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It’s worth to make an effort for Douro Wines – wine tour

In summer the quicksilver in the thermometer can rise to 40 C (105 F) or even more in the Douro Valley. In October it is much more pleasant, nice summer temperatures actually, and that’s when we have the wine tour to the Douro. But even if it is not so hot, carrying the 50 kg […]

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