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A Portuguese vineyard

Wine tours autumn 2017: new destinations and classics

Our wine tours for the autumn 2017 are now available here on bkwinetours.com. Don’t miss out! New tours this year is Piedmont (with truffles!), and a gastronomic experience as well as a wine tour to the exciting and dynamic Alentejo in southern Portugal. Bordeaux, 27 September – 1 October: For a wine lover it is […]

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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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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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“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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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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Travel to World Heritage sites: Wine regions on the UNESCO list

Recently Champagne and Burgundy elected on to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. There are actually several wine regions that have been honoured by UNESCO in the same way. Decanter magazine recently published a list. Good idea. Good reason to talk about the regions with some comments from a vinous perspective. Many of the […]

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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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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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Rare wines and luxurious Italian food in Piedmont | New wine tour

Piedmont, one of Italy’s most famous wine regions with exclusive wines from nebbiolo: barolo, barbaresco etc. But also many other fine wines. And its own Northern Italian cuisine with the exclusive white truffle from Alba. We will give you all this on our new program for the wine tour and food tour to Piedmont. The […]

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Landscape and vineyards in  Piedmont

Wine tour to Piedmont: “you’re incredibly professional”, “on a level of your own”

Unfortunately I was not on the wine tour to the Piedmont… A little while back we had a wine tour and culinary trip to the Piedmont. I often go on these tours but this time I did not. It was Åsa and Britt who led the trip. So unfortunately I was not there. That was, […]

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Landscape and vineyards in  Piedmont

“An exceptionally successful wine tour“

A wine tour to the Piedmont, or Piemonte as they say in Italy, is of course full of winery visits and excellent wines. But there is also plenty of delicious food and time for some other pleasures. If it takes place in the autumn there is sure to be quite a lot of truffles too! […]

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Snifter glass with clear grappa

Wine touring is not only wine and food. Sometimes it’s grappa!

On a wine tour we organised this spring to the Piedmont wine region we had added a visit of a more unusual kind: to a grappa distillery. Perhaps you think of grappa as something nasty industrial spirit like thing that you can clean the car with. That is patently wrong. Or you have been unlucky […]

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Landscape and vineyards in  Piedmont

Piedmont, one of the great wine regions in Italy

Some of the most exclusive and highest rated wines in Italy can be found up north, in Piedmont (or Piemonte, as the Italians say). There you can find Barolo and Barbaresco, the powerful tense wines that were among the first in Italy to reach the highest quality denomination Denominazione di Origine e Controllata, DOCG. We […]

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A vineyard in the Piedmont

Picnic in the vineyard at La Spinetta in Piedmont!

Our latest wine tour to Italy was a real Tour de Force: Lombardy, Veneto, Piedmont and Trentino! Four different wine regions in one wine tour. One of the great memories from this trip wine tour was the spectacular vineyard picnic we had at La Spinetta in Piedmont. The daughter in the family that owns the […]

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A wine tasting in Barolo

“What a wonderful trip! So perfect!”

Last week we had a wine tour in northern Italy: both Piedmont and Veneto, including the very popular amarone wines were on the program. The weather was excellent, much better than here in grey Paris. There were many wine tastings and even a pick-nick on the slopes of the Piedmontese hills. We received a mail […]

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Old bottles of Barbaresco

“What wines, what food, and what people!!!!”

A while back we received a short enthusiastic email from one of our guests on the wine tour to Piemonte that we had this autumn. The tour was in October and included several wine visits with wine tastings, some gastronomic Italian lunches, two of which were with the legendary white truffle from Alba, one truffle […]

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Vineyards in northern Italy

“We are happy, very happy with the wine tour! Perfect planning”

It is now high time (after a hectic season!) that we sit down and collect all the comments that we have had about this autumn’s wine tours. Here is one from Ninni who, with her extended family, participated in a wine and food tour to the Piedmont with a program that included several wine tastings […]

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The elegant chateau Kirwan, Margaux, Bordeaux

The world’s top five wine travel destinations, according to Jancis Robinson

Jancis Robinson is one of the world’s most famous wine writers and probably one of the most travelled too so she has seen a few wine regions. In a recent posting on her site she writes about the “Five top destinations for the wine tourist”. Here is her list and a summary of her comments […]

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“An excellent wine tour that leaves us craving for more!”

Monica and Jorgen F travelled with BKWine to Italy, visiting Piedmont and Veneto. The wine tour included visits and tastings at a number of the top producers in Barolo that underlined what wonderful wines they make in the Piedmont. The tour continued to Verona, the base camp to discover some outstanding amarone wines. Several Italian […]

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