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Magnificent buildings in Bordeaux

Bordeaux City Guide

Bordeaux, “the most elegant city” Bordeaux is a wine, a wine district and a city. A city that is strategically placed for visits to the well known wine districts like the Medoc, Graves and Saint Emilion. It is a city well worth visiting before going off to the vineyards. It is one of the biggest […]

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A tower in the vineyard

Bordeaux: lots of wine and water | wine tour

The Atlantic Ocean is 50 kilometres away from the wine district of Bordeaux. But the Ocean still plays a major role for the climate and the weather. There is a lot of water around Bordeaux. The elegant city of Bordeaux is located on the river Garonne. Garonne merges with the Dordogne, another large river, north […]

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The Sancerre hill-top village

The biggest wine producer in the Loire Valley focuses on quality

“Maison Ackerman is a famous producer of sparkling wine in the Loire Valley. The company is part of a bigger group that owns 1120 acres (453 hectares) throughout the Loire Valley, from Muscadet close to the Atlantic Ocean in the west, to Sancerre in the east. In addition, they buy grapes from 186 growers. In […]

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Tips on the table in a restaurant in Stockholm

France FAQ: tipping, restaurants, transport, shopping

Handy tips on tipping customs, shopping hours, restaurant etiquette, 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 serious, half […]

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An elegant Bordeaux wine cellar

Bordeaux with old quarries and fashion-designed cellars | wine tour

Jacques, our host at Château Franc Mayne in Saint Emilion, opens the cellar door and tells us to stay close to him, making sure to count how many we are. The cellar is actually an old, enormous limestone quarry. It’s easy to get lost in here. (He’s supposed to count us when we leave too, […]

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Chateau Bernateau, Bordeaux, wine cellar

Château Bernateau In Saint Emilion: Great Wines With Organic Growing And High-End Equipment | Britt on Forbes

Bordeaux is not only about big, famous châteaux in Médoc. If you cross the rivers to the right bank you will find a myriad of smaller chateaux, often with less than 10 hectares of vineyards. Often family owned, like the remarkable Château Bernateau in Saint Emilion. The chateau owners are Pierrick and Karen Lavau. Pierrick […]

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Champagne, the wine and the growers | wine book

If only you could read this Champagne book

With regrets I have to tell you that you probably cannot read this rather unique book on Champagne. It is our latest book, number nine, but it is so far only available in Swedish. What is unique with it is that it is dedicated to the independent producers, the “champagnes de vignerons”, or RMs (récoltants-manipulants) […]

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A classical chateau in Bordeaux

Experience the 7000 châteaux in Bordeaux | wine tour

The châteaux in Bordeaux are amazing, sometimes even spectacular. At least some of them. Others are more discreet. But all 7000 wine estates in Bordeaux are allowed to call themselves “château”. On this tour you will not see all 7000, but quite a few. Now, you don’t go to Bordeaux just to look at the […]

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In the wine cellar

“You surpassed our high expectations “, what travellers think of the wine tour Three Classics, Champagne, Chablis, Burgundy

Some of the world’s premier white wines are made within just a few hours’ journey from each other. Near Paris, an hour and a half east, we have Champagne with its stylish sparkling wines. The southern border of Champagne almost touches the border to Chablis, where they make some of the world’s most elegant chardonnay […]

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A few hardy vines in a very stony soil

“Fantastic experiences” – Say The Travellers On The Wine Tour In The Rhone Valley

In northern Rhône, Syrah dominates. In southern Rhône, everything is much more Provençal and Mediterranean. Here, grenache is the main grape, but many other grapes are also grown. Some of the most famous names in the Rhone Valley are in the northern part, Côte Rôtie and Hermitage, but it is in the southern part where […]

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An old wine cellar with oak barrels in the Rhone Valley

A producer in the southern Rhone Valley to keep an eye on, Domaine de Marcoux

Domaine de Marcoux is a family property in the northern part of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. In addition to the exclusive chateauneuf wine, they also make côtes du rhône and vin de france, all of very good quality. On September 14, a triplet of Marcoux wines was launched on the Swedish market by Caviste, but the wines are […]

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Bottles in a wine cellar in Champagne

What do travellers think about the Champagne tour? “Fantastic. Would never go with anyone else on a wine tour”

Champagne, the world’s most famous bubbly wine. But champagne is so much more than a wine only for celebration and festivities. It’s a great wine with its very own characters and can go wonderfully well with food. Many people tend to focus entirely on the famous “houses”, the famous brands that you can find on […]

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Wine harvest at the end of the day

Happy customers comment on a wine tour in Burgundy: “amazing days”

Burgundy can be a tricky district to travel in. There are several big known “houses” (negociants), often the ones seen on the export market, but if you are on a wine tour in Burgundy, it is seldom the most famous names that are most exciting to visit. There reception often becomes a little bit impersonal. […]

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Bordeaux, April 25-29, 2018

Bordeaux, April 25-29, 2018

Bordeaux, a classic wine tour destination! Luxurious châteaux and ambitious winemakers! — In Bordeaux you find world famous châteaux and world famous wines but also a lot of new exciting initiatives – less famous but maybe more important for the future of Bordeaux! – and young enthusiastic wine makers. On this trip we will visit […]

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An elegant Bordeaux wine cellar

Comments from happy customers on our wine tour to Bordeaux

It is always fun to hear from those who have travelled with us, to hear what they thought about our tour. Getting feedback is always positive. It is particularly nice when travellers seem to have liked what we did and appreciated all the experiences we arranged, vineyard visits, meetings with winemakers, wine tastings, gourmet meals […]

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Champagne, September 26-30, 2018

Champagne, September 26-30, 2018

Champagne wine tour: luxury and gastronomy on the highest level — Nothing else in the world of wine brings out the festive feeling as champagne does. But on this wine tour we will discover that champagne is so much more than a drink just for celebrations. It is above all a very exclusive and delicious […]

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Bordeaux, October 10-14, 2018

Bordeaux, October 10-14, 2018

Bordeaux, a classic wine tour destination! Luxurious châteaux and ambitious winemakers! — In Bordeaux you find world famous châteaux and world famous wines but also a lot of new exciting initiatives – less famous but maybe more important for the future of Bordeaux! – and young enthusiastic wine makers. On this trip we will visit […]

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Alain Senderens

One of the greatest chefs of France, Alain Senderens | Per on Forbes

It is not often you meet someone who has voluntarily given up on having three Michelin stars, even if recently we have seen a handful of great chefs do it, or claim they did it. But even in this case Alain Senderens was a precursor. He “handed in” his three stars in 2005, after 28 […]

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A glass of Aperol Spritz for aperitif

Rosé wines from Provence

Rosé wine has become amazingly popular in recent years. The consumption of rosé increases more than other wines. France is the world’s largest rosé producer. Provence is the region in France that is most famous for its rosé wines and it is also the largest producer with 42% of all rosé. BKWine Magazine’s Henrik Stadler […]

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Carefully sorting the grapes at the sorting table

Harvest time in Bordeaux | wine tour

End of September is usually a very busy time in the vineyards in Bordeaux. It is peak harvest season. But it is always different; sometimes harvest is later, sometimes earlier. This year it will be early so end of September will be towards the end of the harvest. Which means that there are still plenty […]

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