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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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Alentejo and Setubal, Portugal, October 25-29, 2017

Alentejo and Setubal, Portugal, October 25-29, 2017

The Wine Tour to the dynamic Alentejo, with a visit to the Setúbal peninsula and the legendary muscatel wines — When the weather is still warm in the fall we visit Portugal, one of the most exciting wine countries in Europe right now. We cover two Portuguese wine regions during these days. We spend a […]

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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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An old grotto wine cellar in Vouvray, Loire

Loire Valley Wine Tour: Sancerre, Vouvray and Chinon

Tour of the Loire Valley with Sancerre, Vouvray, Chinon and more — Loire is France’s longest river and one of the world’s most famous wine rivers. For this trip we board the bus in Paris and roll down to Sancerre and then on to the Touraine where we find Vouvray, Chinon, Bourgueil and other wine […]

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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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The private bottle cellar at Finca Sophenia, Mendoza

Six Argentinean wineries excelling in quality on the South America wine tour

Argentina is a country that has lived through many ups and downs. In spite of all turbulence it has a very active wine industry and the country ranks as the world’s seventh biggest producer. The by far biggest and most important wine region is Mendoza, where the BKWine wine tour began in Argentina after having […]

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Travelling in the Catalonia wine districts

Catalonia in north-east Spain produces some wonderful wine and is home to a fantastic gastronomy. This video simply gives you some glimpses into the vineyards, the landscape and some of the wines it makes. On the wine side it is of course famous for the cava, Spain’s sparkling wine. Most of Spain’s cava is made […]

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TWE Best Wine Travel Destination: Alentejo in Portugal

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: Alentejo in Portugal. You can see the Wine Enthusiast’s full list of best wine travel destinations in my previous post here. […]

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TWE Best Wine Travel Destination: Franschhoek in South Africa

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: Franschhoek in South Africa. You can see the Wine Enthusiast’s full list of best wine travel destinations in my previous post […]

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TWE Best Wine Travel Destination: The Basque Country in Spain, with Rioja

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: the Basque Country in Spain, and also Rioja. You can see the Wine Enthusiast’s full list of best wine travel destinations […]

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Mendoza dominates wine travel in Argentina. Be careful who you travel with

If you are thinking of going wine travelling in South America you will inevitably have thought of Mendoza in Argentina. You are not alone in that. Mendoza is the largest wine tour destination in South America. It is also the largest wine region in South America. Mendoza accounts for some two thirds of the wine […]

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Huffington Post interviews BKWine: “How to visit a vineyard”, on wine touring etiquette

The Huffington Post is not only a news site. It also has a lot of interesting contents on travel, wine and food. When a while back it did an article on how to visit vineyards and how to travel in wine regions they contacted BKWine for some expert advice. Here are some excerpts from the […]

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Per Karlsson, BKWine, at Table ronde Oenotourisme

Wine tourism conference at Vinisud with BKWine on the panel

Earlier this year there was the big Vinisud wine show in Montpellier. One of the many interesting panels and discussions that took place there was on wine tourism “Original wine tourism for the Mediterranean”. The panel discussion was organised by André Deyrieux, of WineTourismInFrance.com and brought together several authorities on wine tourism, oenotourisme as it […]

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Argentina, too, is betting on wine tourism

Wine tourism is good both for the travelling wine lover and for the wineries that he visits. The wineries in Argentina have understood that and are making an effort to develop the wine tourism in 2014, according to a report in Winesur.com. The Ruca Malén Winery in Mendoza reported a 7% increase in visitors in […]

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Brighter times for the tourism industry in sight?

With the international recession, all problems with the euro and other economic uncertainties around the world the tourism industry has not seen very bright times over the last few (or not so few!) years. Is it perhaps time for a change? The big Scandinavian tourism fair called TUR-mässan (Swedish International Travel and Tourism Trade Fair) […]

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Wine tours “recommended by the Munskankarna Association”! How to choose the best wine tour?

 “Recommended Wine Tours”, according to the world’s biggest wine tasting association A few things to think of when evaluating a wine tour operator Twice yearly there is a special issue of the magazine Munskanken that includes the Wine Tour and Travel supplement. It includes all “by Munskankarna recommended wine tours”. BKWine is prominently featured of […]

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What’s missing in the wine tour destinations list from TWE?

The big gap in The Wine Enthusiast’s Best Wine Travel! A few days back I wrote about The Wine Enthusiast’s selection of the The World’s Top Ten Wine Travel Destinations. WineToursimInFrance.com picked up on the same story and mad an interesting remark. There is a big “what’s missing?” on that list! Actually, it is not […]

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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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A vineyard in the Piedmont

Top ten wine tour and travel destinations in 2013, says the Wine Enthusiast

The US wine magazine publishes its choice of best wine regions to visit The list of the top ten wine travel destinations, according to the US wine magazine The Wine Enthusiast, includes some big surprises and some great classics. Which is the best place to go wine touring is a very personal choice, just like […]

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Buds in spring in a Veneto vineyard

Travel, Food and Wine in Context, BKWine speaks at the EWBC

At the recent EWBC, Digital Wine Communications Conference (ex-European Wine Bloggers Conference, #EWBC, #EWBC12) there was a panel debate on “Travel, Food and Wine in Context”. It was about how you can communicate about wine, travel, food and gastronomy on-line. The panel debate was moderated by the veteran wine and travel writer Wink Lorch and […]

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