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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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New winter wine & food tours from BKWine: Chile & Argentina, and South Africa

Two new wine and food tours are on the winter program from the wine tour specialist BKWine: Chile & Argentina, and South Africa. The tour to South America takes place in February and the South Africa wine tour is scheduled for March. Both tours include several winery visits and private tastings as well as gourmet […]

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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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Top ten wine tours destinations for 2014

What the very best wine travel destinations are depends on what you want to do. Every wine lover wants to experience different things. Some go to the wine country to seek out those wines that cannot be found elsewhere, others go there to see those world famous chateaux. Or for the landscape, the food, the […]

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Steep terraced vineyards

What’s missing in the wine tour destinations list from TWE?

The big gap in The Wine Enthusiast’s Best Wine Travel! A few days back I wrote about The Wine Enthusiast’s selection of the The World’s Top Ten Wine Travel Destinations. WineToursimInFrance.com picked up on the same story and mad an interesting remark. There is a big “what’s missing?” on that list! Actually, it is not […]

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Wine barrels in the cellar

Top ten wine travel destinations for the summer from Vinavisen (1/2)

Vinavisen, the biggest wine newsletter in Denmark, has made a selection of their top ten wine tour destinations for you. Here are the first five on their list. The perspective is much more European on the selection made by Vinavisen than the list of top wine regions to travel to from The Wine Enthusiast that […]

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The most ”festive” wine tour? Champagne!

What it’s like wine touring in Champagne No other wines are so tied to festive moments as champagne. No other wine is so self-evident when it is time for a celebration. But champagne is so much more than a drink to toast and celebrate with. It is also a delicious wine. In addition Champagne (with […]

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A Sicilian speciality: rabbit stew and black rice

A wine island worth discovering: Sicily

A wine tour to the biggest island of the Mediterranean, with a unique gastronomy and (wine) culture Sicily, the Mediterranean Sea’s biggest island, today makes wines that compete among Italy’s best. The island also has a magnificent landscape with everything from an active volcano to fragrant orange plantations. They have an Italian cuisine based on […]

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Buds in spring in a Veneto vineyard

Travel, Food and Wine in Context, BKWine speaks at the EWBC

At the recent EWBC, Digital Wine Communications Conference (ex-European Wine Bloggers Conference, #EWBC, #EWBC12) there was a panel debate on “Travel, Food and Wine in Context”. It was about how you can communicate about wine, travel, food and gastronomy on-line. The panel debate was moderated by the veteran wine and travel writer Wink Lorch and […]

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Two of ten of the best wine tasting holidays come from BKWine, says AOL Travel

AOL Travel lists their top selection of the best wine tour vacations “Cheers! Ten of the best wine tasting holidays”, is the title of an article by Roshina Jowaheer on AOL Travel. Roshina has made a selection of some of the very best wine tasting destinations, wine tours, and tour organisers for wine tours. She […]

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Vineyards and mountains in Stellenbosch

The 35 best wine tour routes

We mentioned in a post recently that La Revue du Vin de France had a special issue on wine tourism. They had selected the 35 “best” wine routes for the summer. Inspiration for the readers for what to do long and hot summer days no doubt. The issue is full of good information: wineries to […]

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Wine tours to illustrious wine regions, The Independent on BKWine

The British newspaper The Independent has a section called Travel Agenda. On the agenda they recently featured the BKWine wine tours to Chile & Argentina and to South Africa: BKWine Tours has added to its trips of illustrious wine regions (Champagne, Bordeaux and Tuscany) with escorted group trips to Chile and Argentina as well as […]

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“A life of luxury and wine in France”, on BKWine in TT, GP etc

BKWine mentioned in several Swedish newspapers “Beautiful vineyards and haute cuisine in bucolic landscapes – France is a perfect destination for hedonist travel” is what Andreas Stromberg writes. Andreas writes for TT Spectra, the leading Swedish news agency and syndicated press publisher. The article is about wine and about wine travel in general in France. […]

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Vineyards in the rolling hills of Sicily

Sicily is like a continent in one small island

I am not sure who is the origin of the expression “Sicily is like a whole continent in one small island”, but that was certainly what we thought when we were travelling there to explore the vineyards and the wineries some time ago. Apparently it is also what Sally Easton MW thinks. She has just […]

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Parmesan cheese, pamigiano reggiano maturing in the cellar

“Fantastic culinary experiences!”

We received a mail from a couple who were travelling with us on the wine tour in Veneto in northern Italy recently, where we tasted a whole lot of excellent amarones, as well as more ”normal” Valpolicellas, Bardolino, Soave and Gambellara. On all our tour programs the food and gastronomy almost automatically get a very […]

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The snow capped mountain tops of the Andes

Turista.nu on BKWine’s wine tours to Chile-Argentina and South Africa

Turista.nu is a site, or an ezine, with information on travel around the world (focused mainly on a Scandinavian readership). It talks mainly about travel from a perspective of someone who travels for pleasure and not for business – so, tourists. They recently caught the news on our newly launched wine tour to South America, […]

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A vineyard in the Piedmont

Picnic in the vineyard at La Spinetta in Piedmont!

Our latest wine tour to Italy was a real Tour de Force: Lombardy, Veneto, Piedmont and Trentino! Four different wine regions in one wine tour. One of the great memories from this trip wine tour was the spectacular vineyard picnic we had at La Spinetta in Piedmont. The daughter in the family that owns the […]

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BKWine in Sommelier India Wine Magazine

Sommelier India writes about BKWine Tours

The leading wine magazine features our wine travel Sommelier India wine Magazine is the leading Indian wine magazine dedicated to wine and wine lovers. Contrary to what the name may suggest it is not only for professionals but very much also for the wine loving public. In their just published issue they have an article […]

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