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Vineyards in the Franschhoek Valley

South Africa Wine Tour

Wine Tour to South Africa: Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and more! Meet the ambitious and talented winemakers with us — In the last twenty years South African wine country has gone through a revolution. Today South Africa is a major producer of quality wines. The new generation winemakers have increased the quality dramatically. There is a lot […]

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South Africa, February 23 – March 5, 2018

South Africa, February 23 – March 5, 2018

Wine Tour to South Africa: Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and more! Meet the ambitious and talented winemakers with us — In the last twenty years South African wine country has gone through a revolution. Today South Africa is a major producer of quality wines. The new generation winemakers have increased the quality dramatically. There is a lot […]

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A giraffe looking down on us

South Africa, Safari and Wildlife Add-on, March 4-8, 2018

An Extraordinary Nature and Wildlife Experience — After the wine tour we can offer you an extraordinary four day tour to malaria-free private game reserves in the Eastern Cape, an hour’s flight time from Cape Town. You will get the chance to see all of the Big Five: elephant, lion, rhinoceros, buffalo and leopard (not […]

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By the sea near Cape Town

South Africa, Golf Experience Add-on, February 19-24, 2018

“Trail of Champions“: Four Days with the Best of Cape Golfing — For a golfer South Africa is a perfect destination. It has world-class golf courses located in breathtakingly beautiful landscapes. Climate is warm but generally not exceedingly hot, not even in summer. The sea is never far away in Cape golf country. And it […]

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Wine Tourism Conference Citta del Vino

The 4 Different Kinds of Wine Tourism

And the 3 Different Wine Tourists Wine Tourism — Why & How? Examples from wineries around the world, presented by Per Karlsson, BKWine AB, BKWine Tours. This is an overview of a presentation prepared for the Italian wine tourism conference Citta del Vino that took place in Torgiano in Umbria.  Umbria is the Italian region […]

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A wine glass with a barrel sample in the cellar

Burgundy Wine Tour

Exclusive, elusive, enchanting – the wine tour to the Côte d’Or, the heart of Burgundy A close look at the world famous villages, rare wines, and family vineyards — This wine tour takes you to the Côte d’Or, the heart of Burgundy. It is a magic place. It can easily make anyone dream. It is […]

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De Zalze Golf Club

Four fantastic golfing days to add to your wine tour to South Africa

If you are a passionate golfer you should take the opportunity to enjoy a few days on the course when you come to South Africa. Now you have the possibility to add four days of golf as an add-on to our wine tour of South Africa. You will play on four different top-quality golf courses […]

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Add a fabulous safari experience to your wine tour to South Africa

Once-in-a-lifetime wildlife and game reserve excursions South Africa is a country that makes great wines, but it is also a country with an exceptional animal life and flora. Now you have the possibility to add four fantastic days of safari and unique wildlife experience to your wine tour. This unique wildlife experience is offered as […]

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Exclusive wine and food tours to Chile-Argentina and South Africa in winter 2017 launched by BKWine | Press Release

Exclusive wine and food tours to Chile-Argentina and South Africa in winter 2017 launched by BKWine The wine travel specialist BKWine has launched two new long distance wine tours: one to Chile and Argentina, and one to South Africa. Both will take place during the winter season 2017. These luxury tours focus on the wine […]

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Lazenne Wine Check travel case for bottles

Travelling with wine in the baggage? Bring the Wine Check

If you’re travelling in a wine region and want to bring home wine it’s not easy, unless you travel by car. You are not allowed to carry any bottles in the carry-on luggage since restrictions were tightened many years ago, so your only option is to put it in your checked baggage. Not a big […]

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Press release: New autumn wine tours from BKWine: Bordeaux, Champagne, Douro Valley

New autumn wine tours from BKWine: Bordeaux, Champagne, Douro Valley | Press Release BKWine has just launched the autumn / fall wine tour program. It features three very different tours: Bordeaux and also Champagne in France, and the Douro Valley in Portugal. The Champagne program is an entirely new destination on BKWine’s English language schedule. […]

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Travelling in the Catalonia wine districts

Catalonia in north-east Spain produces some wonderful wine and is home to a fantastic gastronomy. This video simply gives you some glimpses into the vineyards, the landscape and some of the wines it makes. On the wine side it is of course famous for the cava, Spain’s sparkling wine. Most of Spain’s cava is made […]

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The Best Wine Travel Destinations?

What is your best wine tour destination? If I ask 10 people that question I would probably get ten different answers. What is “best” depends on what you want so in essence a list of “the ten best wine travel destinations” is not a very meaningful exercise. A bit like “the world’s top ten wines”. […]

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Press release: New World vs. Old World on spring wine tour program 2016 at BKWine Tours

BKWine has released the spring wine tour programs for 2016. It is a duel between the Old and the New World: one tour of the great classic wine region Bordeaux and one to an emerging New World country, South Africa. Both tours are organised by award winning wine writers Britt and Per Karlsson. Full tour […]

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Press release: Two exclusive long-distance wine tours, South America and South Africa, launched by BKWine

Two new wine and food tours for the winter season have been launched by BKWine. Both go to far-away exotic destinations: Chile and Argentina in South America, and to South Africa. Both tours offer the traveller exclusive experiences of these countries’ wine, gastronomy and culture. BKWine is a leading tour operator specialised in wine travel […]

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Press Release: Wine and gourmet tours for the autumn 2015 launched by BKWine

BKWine recently launched the new wine tour and gourmet travel program for the autumn / fall season 2015. On the public program are two classic and luxurious wine tours, one to Bordeaux in France and one to the Douro Valley in Portugal. Together with custom designed wine tours and non-English tours BKWine will organise 30 […]

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Huffington Post interviews BKWine: “How to visit a vineyard”, on wine touring etiquette

The Huffington Post is not only a news site. It also has a lot of interesting contents on travel, wine and food. When a while back it did an article on how to visit vineyards and how to travel in wine regions they contacted BKWine for some expert advice. Here are some excerpts from the […]

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Per Karlsson, BKWine, at Table ronde Oenotourisme

Wine tourism conference at Vinisud with BKWine on the panel

Earlier this year there was the big Vinisud wine show in Montpellier. One of the many interesting panels and discussions that took place there was on wine tourism “Original wine tourism for the Mediterranean”. The panel discussion was organised by André Deyrieux, of WineTourismInFrance.com and brought together several authorities on wine tourism, oenotourisme as it […]

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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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The barrel cellar with grand piano, Bodega Salentein

Argentine wines on a high level, wine touring in Mendoza

The first time I came to Mendoza on a wine tour in Argentina I planned to travel over the Andes by bus. I had heard much about that road trip. The road reaches 3000 metres (9000 ft). The landscape is deserted, devoid of vegetation, almost as a moonscape. You should be careful to not make […]

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