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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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Vinlandet Frankrike by Britt & Per Karlsson

Southern Rhone Valley and Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wine Tour

The wine tour to the great classic Châteauneuf-du-Pape and with the new stars of Côtes-du-Rhône in Provence — The Rhône River flows past many wine regions before it reaches the Mediterranean. In the southernmost part of the Rhône region we are in Provence, with wines that are just as warm and welcoming as the region […]

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“We were all very happy with the trip to Avignon”, wine tour in the Rhône Valley

A while back, a mail landed in my in-box with a comment from a person who had been on a tour with us in the Rhone Valley. The tour was tailor-made, a custom designed wine tour for a group of friends who regularly makes trips together, often to wine regions. Previously, they had organized everything […]

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Old bottles resting in the wine cellar

Provençal climate, spicy wines and Papal palace | Wine tour to the Rhône Valley

We all have our favourite historic buildings. Mine is the Pope’s Palace in Avignon. It is located right in the town centre. And it takes your breath away. You stand in front of it and you are overwhelmed by its grandness. It’s not only because of the papal palace that we decided to have Avignon […]

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Vineyards in the Rhone Valley

Spices in both the food and the wine! | Wine tour to the southern Rhône Valley and Châteauneuf

Spicy wines, with aromas of thyme, rosemary, herbs and with plenty of fruit and warmth. Almost the same things can be said about the food, plus sun-drenched vegetables, grilled meat, seafood and cheeses. We’re talking about a wine tour to the Southern Rhône Valley! The Rhone Valley has long been one of our favourite districts. […]

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Vineyards in vacqueyras in the Rhone Valley

Vacqueyras in the Rhone Valley celebrates 20th anniversary

The Vacqueyras appellation in the southern Rhone Valley is celebrating the 20 years since it was created. In 1990 Vacqueyras was given its own independent appellation. Before that it was “just” a sub-appellation of Cotes-du-Rhone. In connection with this they invited a small group of journalists to a tasting in Paris of all twenty vintages […]

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New restaurant discovery in Avignon – Le Zinzolin

Zinzolin is a dark purple shade of colour. What it has to do with the restaurant we don’t really know. But it is the name of the restaurant. Tonight, on the first evening on the BKWine wine tour in southern Rhone, a free evening, we were looking for a nice, relaxed restaurant away from the […]

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Chateauneuf-du-Pape with the ruin

Three visits in Chateauneuf, 08s, 07s, 01s and more – first day on our Southern Rhone Tour

Starting running today with three visits in Chateauneuf: Domaine Fontavin, Domaine Ogier, and Pere Caboche. Two women winemakers and one winery belonging to a big group. Interesting mix! There are plenty of things going on in the vineyards, harvesting is in full speed, or at least almost. Quite a few harvest workers picking grapes. Can’t […]

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Palais de Papes in Avignon

First night in Avignon on Rhone wine tour – the best wine bar

First night in Avignon on our three day wine tour in the southern Rhone valley, with Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas and much more. We’re not really starting until tomorrow morning. So tonight was quiet to charge up for tomorrow. Had a quick dinner at what is definitely one of the best wine bars around ‘l’AOC’, squeezed in […]

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