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Vineyards in a foggy valley in Piedmont

Ferdinando Principiano in three versions from Piedmont

Ferdinando Principiano is a small producer of high-quality wines from Piedmont. Principiano is based in Monforte d’Alba, in the Barolo region but Ferdinando also makes wines in other denominations. We recently had the occasion to taste three of his wines when they were launched on the Swedish market, but they are also distributed internationally. Read […]

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Book mentions, including California

We’ve seen several book reviews on our books, but they have been in Swedish I’m afraid. But there was also a mention, actually a quote from our book Biodynamic, Organic and Natural Winemaking; Sustainable Viticulture and Viniculture  on the American site called Civil Eats. Civil Eats recently published an article on organic wine trends in […]

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Vineyards on the slopes of Piedmont and an old village

The best Barolo and Barbaresco from the ”prima”

A convincing vintage of Barolo 2013 and despite a very difficult year for Barbaresco 2014 there are wines that surprise. Positively. The wines were presented in Alba during  the event Nebbiolo Prima, in Piedmont in early April. Over a hundred wines a day were tasted by some sixty invited wine journalists from around the world. […]

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Chateau d Armailhac, Pauillac, Bordeaux

Enjoy a world-class BKWine wine tour this autumn or winter

We have prepared a fabulous selection of wine tours for you to enjoy either in the autumn or in winter. Why not escape from the dreary cold and darkness for a few days or a bit more to a lovely wine country on a trip filled with excellent wines and delicious food. You can choose […]

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Vineyards and mountains in Stellenbosch

Wine tours autumn 2017 and winter 2018

You will find all information about our wine tours for autumn 2017 and our South America and South Africa tours beginning of 2018 on bkwinetours.com. You can choose between France, Portugal, Italy, Argentina & Chile and South Africa. All destinations will give you a magnificent wine and food experience. Bordeaux, 27 September – 1 October […]

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Pouring wine at Waterford Wine Estate

Fabulous wine tours, autumn 2017 and winter 2018

We have prepared some exciting wine tours for you the coming seasons. You will find all information about the tours for autumn 2017 and our South America and South Africa tours at the beginning of 2018 on bkwinetours.com. You can choose between France, Portugal, Italy, Argentina & Chile and South Africa. All destinations will give […]

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An oak forest and a vineyard in Alentejo

Wine tours autumn 2017 and winter 2018

You will find all information about our wine tours for autumn 2017 and our South America tour beginning of 2018 on bkwinetours.com. You can choose between France, Portugal, Italy and Argentina & Chile. All destinations will give you a magnificent wine and food experience. Bordeaux, 27 September – 1 October Douro Valley in northern Portugal, […]

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Old oak vats in a wine cellar in Piedmont

Wine tours autumn 2017: France, Portugal, Italy

Our wine tours for autumn 2017 are now available on bkwinetours.com. New tours this year is Piedmont, a gastronomic experience as well as a wine tour to the exciting and dynamic Alentejo in southern Portugal. Bordeaux, 27 September – 1 October This is probably harvest time in Bordeaux so there will be a lot of […]

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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 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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“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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