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Majestic mountains and vineyards in South Africa

Quality wine pioneers in South Africa on the wine tour in February

South Africa is wine-wise considered to be in the New World, but it is a New World country with a long wine history. In 1655, the first vines were planted, just outside of Cape Town, so they actually make wine here for longer than in many parts of Bordeaux. The sweet wines from Constantia were […]

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Vineyards and mountains in Chile, South America

Two neighbouring countries, so close but so different, the wine tour to Chile and Argentina

We start in Buenos Aires, this vibrant metropolis where Europe and America blend in an original and exciting way, a city that feels like a mix between Paris and Milan. We finish in the Chilean capital Santiago which is much more North American in style. In between, we have experienced tango, Mendoza, Casablanca, Vina del […]

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Enjoying lunch with the winemaker in a cellar in Bordeaux

Prestige chateaux and family vineyards in Bordeaux | wine tour

On the Bordeaux wine tour we will visit Medoc, Saint Emilion, Sauternes and other famous appellations. You will see some luxurious show-piece chateau but also “the real” Bordeaux where a family runs the vineyard and live in the so-called chateau. The harvest is either in full swing or has just finished so there will be […]

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Bottles in pupitres in an underground cellar in Champagne

Champagne is prestige but also magnificent wines | wine tour

People all over the world drink more and more sparkling wine. Everything is not champagne, far from it. Champagne accounts for 15% of the volume but 40% of the value. Champagne is prestige, champagne has a special aura, and why it is so you will understand better when you are there. We will taste many […]

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Vast beautiful landscape in Chile, South America

For those of who wants to travel far, wine tours to the southern hemisphere next winter

The long-distance wine tours for 2020 have now been published. We will do three exciting tours with wine, food, fantastic scenery, new cultures and meetings with passionate winemakers. Three very special wine tours. Each one will be a memory for life. South America: Chile & Argentina, 20 January- 2 February An unforgettable tour to the […]

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Rebecca Gibb, an expert on wines from New Zealand

Sauvignon blanc, loved and maligned, but who makes the best? | Britt on Forbes

One of the most satisfying wines to taste blind is Sauvignon Blanc. Its aromatic character is easy to recognise. It is also a wine that is loved by many all over the world, often in a refreshing, aromatic, easy-drinking style. But is there more than it being a pool-side drink to Sauvignon Blanc? Some certainly […]

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In the barrel cellar at a prestigious Bordeaux chateau

Prestige chateaux and family vineyards in Bordeaux | wine tour

Touring Bordeaux is something a wine lover must do at least once. During the tour we will visit grand and well-known prestige chateaux, but also smaller family producers. We will have gastronomic lunches at chateaux with matching wines, sometimes older vintages. Our wine tour lunches are famous. This is a golden opportunity to discover or […]

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Majestic mountains and vineyards in South Africa

For the adventurous wine enthusiast, wine tours in the southern hemisphere next winter

The long-distance wine tours for 2020 are also starting to take shape. We will have three magnificent wine tours where not only the wines will enthral you. The countries, the landscapes, the culture, the people, all is experiences that will stay with you for a long time. This is the plan: South America: Chile & […]

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Bottles resting in a cellar in Champagne

Champagne, small growers and big houses | wine tour

You want to buy a bottle of champagne from a small grower? Look for the letters RM on the bottle, often in small print, very small. RM means récoltant-manipulant in French and this indicates that the producer has used only his own grapes and has produced the champagne in his own winery. We like to […]

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Foglia tonda wine producers in Tuscany

Foglia tonda, who dares to bet on the unknown Tuscan grape with the round leaves?

A wine does not have to have strong colour to be good, just look at pinot noir and nebbiolo. But it helps, at least if one goes with many consumers’ preconceived ideas. If one were to judge by the colour, foglia tonda would be among the most treasured grapes, but instead the grape has almost […]

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Decanting for the tasting in a grand chateau in Bordeaux

Gastronomic surprises in Bordeaux | wine tour

The food in Bordeaux offers some surprises. Did you know, for example, that the most popular cheese in Bordeaux is brébis des pyrénées, a sheep cheese from the Pyrenees? And that this is the only cheese in France that you serve with jam? (No, it is not really customary to serve something sweet, jelly or […]

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Vineyards in Piedmont

Piedmont’s treasure of lesser-known native grape varieties

Piedmont has a wealth of little-known traditional varieties. Time to discover them! The wine region Piedmont in north-western Italy is best known for its powerful Nebbiolo wines Barolo and Barbaresco, its fruity Barbera and sweet Moscato wines. But the region has much more to offer. Piedmont hosts an impressive range of indigenous (autochthonous) grape varieties […]

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The hills and vineyards of Lessona with the Alps

Nebbiolo is more than Barolo and Barbaresco!

There is much more to discover in Piedmont than just the well-known classics of Barolo and Barbaresco. Today the region is bubbling with a new generation of winemakers, almost like the Far West, and small wine regions that are in the process of rebuilding their wine production. Much, though not all, is about nebbiolo in […]

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A village, vineyards and cyclist in the Montagne de Reims, Champagne

A new champagne house aims for the premium segment, Frerejean Frères

Starting a brand new champagne house is probably not easy. The process to make champagne is very outdrawn, with substantial capital costs, and there’s a fierce competition with high-budget marketing. But the brothers Guillaume, Rodolphe and Richard Frerejean took the challenge. In 2005 they founded the house Champagne Frerejean Frères and they have managed to […]

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Champagne as aperitif

New tour this fall: A wine tour to Champagne like no other!

We will have a new wine tour to Champagne this autumn. The dates are September 11 to 15, at the very beginning of autumn. It’s a tour that the champagne lover really should not miss. Filled with delicious wines and luxurious food. There are many ways to do a wine tour of Champagne. You can […]

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Tasting wine in the cellar in the Douro

Juvenile vintage port, 2016, for next Christmas or for later | Britt on Forbes

Most port wine houses have now released their Vintage Port 2016. And although some people would say that it is much too early to drink such a wine now, drinking a young Vintage Port is really quite enjoyable. But whatever you prefer, drinking it right away or keeping it in your cellar, here are some […]

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Hawke's Bay vines

New Zealand, wine experiences beyond the usual | wine tour

New Zealand is a different New World country. The climate is cooler and the wines often feel more European in style, even though the country has developed its very own style, which is often easily recognized. The white grapes are important but Pinot Noir and even Bordeaux grapes are more and more common. During our […]

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Bottles sur lattes, in a cellar in Champagne

Can we once and for all establish what is true and correct about brut, sec-dry, demi-sec etc?

Some myths or mistakes are more persistent than others. One of these is how much sugar champagne and other sparkling wines contain. Time and again, incorrect numbers are repeated, in articles, on the internet, and even in books (even the newest ones). It is hardly a life-changing issue, but if you really want to explain […]

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The barrel cellar, Bordeaux

Wine tours with BKWine autumn-fall 2019

We are in the process of finalising the autumn-fall wine tour program for 2019. It will be a short selection of a few of the world’s best wine tour destinations that you can choose from. Here is the preliminary list of wine regions and dates for the autumn 2019: Champagne, September 11-15 Bordeaux, October 2-6 […]

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Ripe merlot on the vines in the vineyard in Saint Emilion, Bordeaux

A Successful Wine And Marketing Strategy For Bordeaux, Les Côtes | Per on Forbes

“A little bit over ten years ago a group of winemakers in Bordeaux decided to band together to be more effective in marketing their wines. They created Les Côtes de Bordeaux, or simply Les Côtes. It is one of the rare occasions when French appellations have been simplified to make it easier for the consumer, […]

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