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South Africa, amazing wines with quality and ambition | wine tour

In the mid-1990s the export market opened up for South Africa. And since then we have not stopped drinking their wines. South African wine has changed a lot during these 20 years. Some associate South Africa with simple, well-made wines. These wines, often shipped in bulk to different countries, make up quite a big part […]

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Wine tasting and lunch on the terrace with a view over the vineyards

Wine since 1453: Marchsi Mazze on Castello di Fonterutoli

“The Mazzei family has been active at their main property Castello Di Fonterutoli since 1435. More recently they have expanded operations with Belguardo in Maremma and Zisola in Sicily. Today, Francesco wanted to show some older vintages of the company’s “second label” Fonterutoli, and two new wines on the Swedish market, a rosé wine and […]

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Morning view over Mendoza City and the Andes

Once-in-a-lifetime South American wine tour: Chile and Argentina

Although the wine is the star in this two-week trip, it is filled with other experiences as well. We will get to know these two countries, Argentina and Chile, South America’s most important wine countries, not only through their wines, but also through their gastronomy, nature, cities and rural areas. We will get to know […]

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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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Cleaning in a modern winery, Alentejo

Alentejo and Setubal, best of Portugal, with magnificent wine producers | wine tour

Portugal is a small country but an important wine country. First, it became known for its fortified wines, port wines and madeira. The port has made a comeback in recent years. High-quality Madeira is much appreciated by the wine connoisseurs. But today, Portugal is definitely not only fortified wine. On the contrary. From the north […]

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Vin de france label

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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Wine Tourism Conference Citta del Vino

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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Cape vineyards

South Africa: a new generation terroir wines, with sea and nature | wine tour

Our wine tour to South Africa starts at the end of February. It is still summer in South Africa, but not too hot. The harvest has just begun or has maybe been going on for a week or so. You will see many different harvesting activities. The picking in the vineyard, destemming, fermentation, pumping over, […]

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A traditional farmhouse in Alentejo

Lisbon and Evora, two magnificent places on the wine tour in Alentejo | wine tour

The wine tour to Alentejo begins in Lisbon. Portugal’s capital is located at the mouth of the river Tejo. It is a city built on hills, an exciting city where you will always find something unexpected. We stay the first and the last night in Lisbon. The other two nights we are in the much […]

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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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Vineyards and mountains in Stellenbosch

Wine tours autumn 2017 and winter 2018

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

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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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A winery in Franschhoek in Cape Dutch style

South Africa, wine, gastronomy and nature – an unbeatable combination | wine tour

We have now also published our program for South Africa 2018. The tour starts at the end of February, when it is still summer in South Africa. The harvest has just begun and there will be lots of activities going on, both in the cellars and in the vineyards. We start the tour in Cape […]

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Tasting and lunch in the garden at a winery in Chile

Chile and Argentina, wine, gastronomy and nature in South America | wine tour

It is something of an adventure to go on a wine tour to Chile and Argentina. Our two intense weeks here are full of experiences. We taste a lot of wines and we eat a lot of food. Our lunches are often magnificent barbecues on a high gastronomic level. But you cannot do this continuously […]

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A vineyard in Alentejo

Local grapes with structure, and cork oaks in Alentejo | wine tour

Portugal is a magnificent country for tourism. You will find vineyards pretty much everywhere from north to south but the Alentejo region in the south is the biggest one. It is hot and dry in summer, but the local grape varieties – Trincadeira, Alfrocheiro, Antao Vaz and others – are used to it and they […]

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Pouring wine at Waterford Wine Estate

Fabulous wine tours, autumn 2017 and winter 2018

We have prepared some exciting wine tours for you the coming seasons. You will find all information about the tours for autumn 2017 and our South America and South Africa tours at the beginning of 2018 on bkwinetours.com. You can choose between France, Portugal, Italy, Argentina & Chile and South Africa. All destinations will give […]

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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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