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Nerello in a vat, Etna, Sicily

Focus on Etna on Sicily | wine tour

The climate in Sicily is warm and dry. But the landscape is mountainous and it can rain a lot when you get up in the mountains, as much as 1000 mm a year in some places. The mountains cool the vines and give a nice freshness to the wines. Hot days and cool nights in […]

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A village in the mountains, Etna, Sicily

Volcanic wines: Sicily, focusing on Etna | Wine Tour

Sicily is the Mediterranean’s biggest island. Wine is grown all around the island. Most wineries are near the coast, but for example the well-known Tenuta Regaleali is in the centre of the island, in a dramatic, mountainous landscape. Etna, which is the focus of one of our Sicily wine tours, is located in the east. […]

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Some small things to start lunch with in Veneto

Tuscany: Is the food as important as the wine? | Wine Tour

In Tuscany, on our wine tours, we spend time not only on the wine but also on the food. We do a cooking work-shop together with a skilled chef one morning. In Tuscany, the meal is important. You should sit down and eat together and the meal should take time. It may take time to […]

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Piedmont, Wine, Food and Truffles, October 18-22, 2017

Piedmont, Wine, Food and Truffles, October 18-22, 2017

Gourmet tour to the Piedmont with Barolo, Barbaresco, and other exclusive wines, and the rare white truffle — Welcome to a wine tour to one of Italy’s most famous wine regions, the Piedmont, “at the foot of the mountain”. It is a region that is world famous not only for its great wines – headed […]

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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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Amphorae in a Sicilian wine cellar

Sicily Wine Tour

A wine tour to the splendours of Sicily, the wine, the food and the sunshine — Sicily is becoming one of the “hot” wine regions in Italy. They have their own unique grape varieties that give wines filled with fruit and freshness. Nero d’avola, for example, makes powerful yet fresh wines. The quality has increased with […]

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Piedmont Wine and Truffles Tour

Gourmet tour to the Piedmont with Barolo, Barbaresco, and other exclusive wines, and the rare white truffle — Welcome to a wine tour to one of Italy’s most famous wine regions, the Piedmont, “at the foot of the mountain”. It is a region that is world famous not only for its great wines – headed by […]

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Veneto: amarone, Valpolicella, Soave Wine Tour

A wine tour to Veneto: indulge in amarone, relish Valpolicella and rediscover Soave – The focus of this wine tour is Amarone, Valpolicella, and Soave, the famous wines of Veneto. The amarones of Valpolicella have attained cult status and were recently given the much sought after DOCG status. Both amarone and “normal” Valpolicella are very […]

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“It can’t get any better!” – on our wine tours

We love hearing from our guest, the travellers, on our tours. This past autumn we had a wine tour to the Piedmont (or Piemonte if we stick to Italian). It had of course plenty of winery visits, vineyards, and tastings but it also included a visit to the famous truffles market in Alba with the […]

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Hillside vineyards and mountain landscape

TWE Best Wine Travel Destination: Alto Adige in Northern Italy, but also Veneto

The Wine Enthusiast recently did a special feature on what they think are the World’s Best Wine Tour Destinations for 2016. Here are some more details on one of the destinations on their list: Alto Adige in northern Italy and on neighbouring Vento. You can see the Wine Enthusiast’s full list of best wine travel […]

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A food market in Italy

UNESCO World Heritage Wine region #7: Pantelleria

I recently wrote about wine regions which are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Here comes the next wine district. Pantelleria is a tiny windswept island just off Sicily. The island has a very special landscape and also makes very special wines, such as passito de Pantelleria from the local grape variety zibibbo. It is […]

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UNESCO World Heritage Wine region #4: Piedmont

I recently wrote about wine regions which are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Here comes the next wine district. Also Piedmont is on the UNESCO World Heritage sites thanks to its landscape. It is a different landscape, not as stunningly spectacular as the Douro, but beautiful in a different way with its rolling hills. […]

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Dry cured ham is a gastronomic speciality in Le Marche

Discover le Marche, the new Tuscany!

Like Tuscany but with fewer tourists, is one way of describing le Marche. In other words, a stunningly beautiful landscape that you find between the mountains and the Adriatic Sea. Since fewer tourists come here there is a charm in Le Marche which is more difficult to find today in Tuscany. The wines have taken […]

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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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A palace on Piazza delle Erbe in Verona

New wine tour to Veneto, Valpolicella, Amarone, Soave: the best and the most genuine

Our new tour program for the tour to Veneto, with Valpolicella, Amarone and Soave, is now done. It gives you plenty of wine and food experiences in this beautiful wine region in northern Italy. Here is an introduction to the wine tour program to the “five fingers”. As a hand with five fingers with four […]

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Wine for lunch

Wine tour to the genuine, the fabulous Tuscany

Once you find your way behind the famous sights of Tuscany this famous Italian region is both small-scale and personal. In our new travel program to Tuscany, we take you to the most exciting wine producers and invite you to delicious food experiences, beautiful nature vistas, and charming medieval towns. You do not need hire […]

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USA Today on BKWine’s wine tours: “Critically acclaimed and highly professional international wine tourism company”

“A leader in its field, BKWine focuses exclusively on the greatest boutique wineries, avoiding the large and conventional vineyards that many competitors favor” Sicily is a magnificent wine country. It is a beautiful landscape, often wild, often not what you expect. As a wine producer Sicily is also unexpected. They make some deliciously elegant and […]

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Old oak vats in a wine cellar in Piedmont

Barolo and Barbaresco in the Piedmont becomes a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site

Both Barolo and Barbaresco have just been selected to be featured on the prestigious list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. During UNESCO Standing Committee meeting in Qatar recently they decided to approve Barolo and Barbaresco’s candidacy as World Heritage. Every year they decide on new members of this exclusive club. Being on the UNESCO list […]

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Aged cheese

A new food palace in Florence: restaurants, bistro, food market

Top destination in the centre, Mercato Centrale! In the first half of 2014 something exciting happened on the food heaven in Florence. A new very good bistro, several restaurants and a food shopping market opened in Florence. The range of interesting places for us foodies are getting better and better. Most recently the doors to […]

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Italian State Tourist Office features Piedmont with BKWine

Italian Adventure: travel with BKWine to the Piedmont, with wine, food and truffles The Italian State Tourist Office has produced a beautiful magazine about various destinations in Italy. The name is “Italian adventures”. One of the trips that they feature in the magazine is BKWine’s wine and food tour to Piedmont, a tour that takes […]

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