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A Sicilian speciality, black rice and rabbit stew

Italy FAQ: tipping, restaurants, transport, shopping

Handy tips on tipping customs, shopping hours, restaurant etiquette, taxi and transport, and more One should perhaps not take too seriously rules about how to behave. On the other hand, it can be dangerous to be totally ignorant about local customs and traditions when travelling in a foreign country. So here are a few half […]

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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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Charcuteries and cheese to start lunch with

The red soul of Tuscan wines: sangiovese

It may take a little bit of effort to really appreciate the wines of Tuscany but match it with the delicious food from this beautiful wine region and you will both be happy. Italy is a paradise for wine lovers. Where ever you go you find something new to taste, a new grape variety to […]

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Rowers under the Ponte Vecchio in Florence

Florence, a capital of wine and food

Even after twelve years I am still stunned by the Florentine beauty. Luckily you never get used to it. Another thing that I really like about the city, since I’m a wine lover, is that all roads from Florence lead to a winery. Take a road you don’t know and you can be sure that […]

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Two versions of the same wine: Italian and Swedish

A signora with style, a rosé wine and two types of corks in Bardolino

We visit Le Fraghe and taste rosé and wines under screw cap and natural cork When we do our wine tours in Veneto (with amarone, Valpolicella etc) we often make a small detour to Bardolino, the wine region on the eastern shore of the Garda Lake in the Vento region in north-eastern Italy. There is […]

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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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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 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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