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An exciting journey for wine lovers – Travel Gluttons on our wine tours

Travel Gluttons is a site dedicated to exploring the world through wine and food: “The aim of Travel Gluttons is to tell the story of travel through food and food through travel”. They recently featured our autumn wine tours to Bordeaux and to the Douro Valley in a post on their site. Here are a […]

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Beautiful Douro Valley. Delicious Douro wines

The Douro Valley makes some outstanding wines but it is also a spectacularly beautiful landscape. The river meanders through a landscape where wine growing has put its mark almost everywhere. Whichever way you look there are steep hills, incredibly steep hills, with narrow terraces. The terraces are sometimes no more than one row of vines […]

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The Wine & Soul winery in the Douro Valley

A new generation winemakers in the Douro Valley?

Have you ever heard people say “There’s a generation shift, the ‘new generation’ is reviving our wine region”? It is often said about many a wine region. I think that is just, well, to use a polite word, silly. How could there be a generation shift? Generations don’t “shift”. There is a continuous flow from […]

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Milsabores article on BKWine wine tours

Portugal and Bordeaux wine tours in Milsabores

Milsabores is a Venezuelan web site that writes about wine, food and travel. Recently they picked up on the launch of BKWine’s new wine tour program. Milsabores is written by the Venezuelan journalist Maria Luisa Ríos Lares who is also the founder and president of the food writers’ association in Venezuela (ACOGAVE). Maria Luisa mentions […]

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Press Release: Autumn wine and food tours from BKWine Tours: Bordeaux and the Douro Valley

BKWine recently presented its program for the autumn wine and food tours for 2014. BKWine is a world leading tour operator specialised in wine, food and gourmet travel. The autumn program includes two tours to classic wine regions: Bordeaux and the Douro Valley in Portugal. The full programs are available on BKWineTours.com. press release, Paris, […]

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The different kinds of port wine

Port wine types Port wine is of course still the most important thing for most wine producers in the Douro Valley, as you will rapidly notice when you come wine touring in the region. The “table wines”, i.e. wines that are not fortified, have recently become quite famous and very popular, but the traditional port […]

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The Douro Valley region: wine land and vineyards

Looking at Douro as a wine region the Douro is divided into three districts: Baixo Corgo, Cima Corgo and Douro Superior. Corgo is the name of one of the tributaries. Baixo Corgo is the area below Corgo. It has 14,000 hectares of vineyards. Cima Corgo is the area above the river Corgo with 19,000 hectares […]

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Wine tours to South America, South Africa and the world’s wine countries

Travel to the wine regions with the experts on wine and the wine tour specialist! BKWine is the specialist on wine tours and gourmet travel. We are also experts on wine. The world’s only wine tour operator that has won multiple national and international awards for what we write on wine… Our tours have been […]

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Tasting wine in the cellar in the Douro

The Douro Valley: a meandering river and terraced vineyards – “Wine Region of the Year”

A brief introduction to an exciting wine region in Portugal I remember very well a picture from the Douro valley which I saw in a wine magazine maybe fifteen years ago or even more. I had never been in the Douro but I knew of the terraced vineyards. The picture was amazing. You could see […]

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Spectacular views, spectacular wines: new wine tour program to the Douro Valley

Travelling to the Douro wine country can almost take your breath away We have just published our new Douro Valley wine tour program. The Douro is one of the most spectacular wine regions in the world. In the last few decades it has seen a renaissance (or revolution?) both for port wine, table wine and […]

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Grilled sardines, a Portuguese speciality

Porto is a great place, not only to start a Douro Valley wine tour

Porto is at the mouth of the Douro River, where it joins the Atlantic. It is the historic and economic centre of the port wine trade. It is also a great place to visit! Porto, or Oporto, is the perfect starting point for a trip to the Douro Valley wine region. But before heading off […]

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Douro landscape with terraced vineyards in rain and sunshine

A breathtaking wine and food tour along the winding Douro Valley

The most spectacular wine region in Portugal and perhaps in the world Along the Douro Valley there are several different wine regions but the port wine district is undoubtedly the best known. The Douro River starts in Spain, where it is called the Duero, and ends in the Atlantic in Portugal. In Portugal the valley […]

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“We can only warmly recommend to travel with BKWine Tours!”

Many people directly think of port wine when you mention  the Douro Valley or the city of Porto in northern Portugal. And of course it is correct, this is where port wine comes from. But it is also a wine district that today makes very exciting, delicious “table” wines, both reds and whites. The city […]

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Vincent Bouchard and  Kay Steffey Bouchard, Quinta do Tedo, Douro Valley

Five hours on foot in Porto, then you deserve a glass of Quinta do Tedo!

Kay Steffey Bouchard at Quinta do Tedo in the Douro Valley writes an interesting blog about the life and the work at the quinta (the winery and vineyard) run by herself and her French husband Vincent Bouchard. Recently she shared with her readers her “addiction” to walking and she suggests a 5 hour walk in […]

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The Douro River Valley with terraced vineyards – FEATURE

“Adventure tour with breath taking drop height without safety rail”

A traveller, or actually a couple, who travelled with us on one of our wine tours this past autumn, to Portugal and the Douro sent us a short mail: We have to express our great appreciation of the tour, the Adventure Tour with breathtaking drop heights without safety rails. but after the first wine tasting […]

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A Portuguese oak tree

Travelling to the Alentejo wine region, Cortes de Cima and many other exciting wineries

Alentejo is a wine region in Portugal that has gone through a revolution in recent decades. From having been a remote and very rural region east of Lisbon it has become one of the wine regions in Portugal where most new investments have been done — sometimes on an impressive scale. There are now several […]

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The elegant chateau Kirwan, Margaux, Bordeaux

The world’s top five wine travel destinations, according to Jancis Robinson

Jancis Robinson is one of the world’s most famous wine writers and probably one of the most travelled too so she has seen a few wine regions. In a recent posting on her site she writes about the “Five top destinations for the wine tourist”. Here is her list and a summary of her comments […]

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TravelingMom.com writes about BKWine’s “glorious tours”

TravlingMom.com is a web site with travel and tourism information for women. Here’s what they said about BKWine: Paris-based Britt Karlsson, highly experienced founder of BKWine programs, offers three glorious gastronomic trips for women this autumn. […] Her classic Bordeaux tour offers meetings, visits, and tastings not only with celebrity vintners but with the ambitious […]

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Ottawa Citizen on spring in Portugal and BKWine Tours

Ottawa Citizen writes about Portugal as one of the exciting wine tour destinations: Lisbon and the touristy Algarve on the country’s southern margin. The area has a distinctive cuisine — porco alentejana, a mix of pork and clams, is its signature dish — and is now developing its wine industry. That’s one of the reasons […]

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