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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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Tuscany & Chianti Wine Tour

A wine tour to Tuscany and Chianti with the wonderful wines and food of Italy! — Tuscany enchants you with the beautiful landscape, the wines, the olive oil and not least the gastronomy. the wine always takes first place on our tours but here in Tuscany the local gastronomy also has a front seat. One […]

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Wine and food in Tuscany, plus beautiful landscapes, Italian villas, and charming restaurants, on a wine tour

Travelling in Tuscany… Rolling hills, cypresses in perfectly straight lines, terracotta-coloured villas. And on top of it lovely wines that perfectly matches the Tuscan food. It’s the ideal image of Tuscany, Italy’s most classic wine regions. But it is not just a dream image. In fact, that’s how it is. You will get a lot […]

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Wine barrels in the cellar

Top ten wine travel destinations for the summer from Vinavisen (1/2)

Vinavisen, the biggest wine newsletter in Denmark, has made a selection of their top ten wine tour destinations for you. Here are the first five on their list. The perspective is much more European on the selection made by Vinavisen than the list of top wine regions to travel to from The Wine Enthusiast that […]

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An old sign at Fattoria San Donato near San Gimignano

Wine tour in Tuscany: Gourmet lunch at San Donato

Italian lunches tend to take quite a long time and tend to include a lot of different things. It is almost inevitable to start with some charcuteries, dried ham, sausages and cheese (but who would want to avoid that?!). Yes, in Italy the cheese usually comes at the start of the meal and not towards […]

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A sangiovese vineyard

Visit a biodynamic winery in Chianti, and enjoy a home cooked meal at Fattoria Poggerino

The Fattoria Poggerino is one of the few organic and biodynamic wineries in Chianti. It is run by Piero and Benedetta Lanza, brother and sister. Piero runs the wine cellar and Benedetta runs their agriturismo as well as being a very talented cook. We often stop by for a lunch and wine tasting when we […]

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The vat hall at the Caiarossa winery

Visiting the Caiarossa winery on the Tuscany wine tour

The wine tour in Tuscany took us to the Caiarossa winery on the Tuscan coast. It is a quite recent project created by the Dutch businessman Eric Albada Jelgersma. The winery is beautifully located in the heart of the Val di Cecina. The winery has been built from scratch according to the latest technical requirements […]

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Tasting the white Colombaia wine, Tuscany, Italy

Wine tour in Tuscany: Visiting the Colombaia winery

“Colombaia Azienda Agricola Nadia Castagnedi” is the full name, but everyone just calls it Colombaia. The winery and vineyards is run by Dante Lomazzi, winemaker, and Helena Variara. We were there recently on our wine tour in Tuscany. Here are some images and comments from the winery. Tasting the very original white wine made at […]

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View over an early morning landscape

They have everything in Tuscany!

Tuscany has Chianti Classico more or less as its centre, the famous wine district that was recently named Wine Capital of the Year, but that is not the only thing they have. Åsa, our person on site among the Tuscan vineyards, says that “Tuscany has everything”! She takes you on a short virtual tour through […]

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Tasting wine at the winery

Press Release: Wine tour program for 2012

Champagne and Tuscany new destinations – plus classic Bordeaux –  on BKWine 2012 wine and food travel program To go on a wine tour in spring time is quite different from travelling in the autumn. In spring the vines a budding or tiny and bright green, the evenings are long and balmy and not too […]

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A view over the landscape

Wine Capital of the Year: Chianti Classico

Chianti Classico, the heart of Tuscany, has been elected wine region and wine capital of the year Each year the Swedish wine tasting association Munskankarna (with over 20,000 members) elects a Wine Capital of the Year. In 2012 the honour has been bestowed on Chianti Classico, albeit it is a wine district and not a […]

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Tasting olive oil in Tuscany

Congratulations to BKWine’s friends in Tuscany featured in Decanter

In the August issue of Decanter magazine they have an article that is a guide on what not to miss when you are in Florence. On the list of the six wineries not to miss when you are on a wine tour in Tuscany they have included two estates that BKWine have close contacts with. […]

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