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New wine tours to the world’s exciting wine regions

We have just launched the program for our autumn wine tours. It is a small selection of two top quality destinations where you can enjoy some of the best wine and food experiences: Bordeaux, the most classic of wine regions with world famous chateaux. This tour will take you to both some of the “famous […]

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Winter wine tours to South America and South Africa

Soon here on BKWine Magazine we will publish a story about a fantastic visit to a winery in Chile that took place earlier this year, on this year’s South America wine tour. It was quite unique, BKWine was the first guests that they received at this exclusive winery. Come back here later to read the […]

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Contrasts in Mendoza: wine, landscape, climate…

“There are two ways to get to the Mendoza wine region. Either you fly in, from Buenos Aires or Santiago (or from somewhere else). Or you come by road. The “easiest” road to take is over the Andes from Chile. Not that there is anything particularly easy about driving across the Andes. I have done […]

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Vineyards and a quinta long the Douro river

Dates for the winter and spring wine tours. Book now!

We are busy finalising all the details for the winter and spring wine tours. We have already fixed the dates but even if all the details are not yet settled we wanted to give you, reader of the BKWine Brief, early information about the dates. Winter wine tours: Chile & Argentina in South America, 1-16 […]

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Bonarda, the second most grown quality grape in Argentina

Bonarda could well deserve a bit more attention. It is actually the second most grown “quality” grape in Argentina. (Argentinean grape statistics is sometimes a bit confusing, just like Argentinean inflation statistics. Often it does not include grapes that are not considered to be “quality” grapes, like e.g. criolla and cereza. But sometimes they are […]

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Malbec vines in the vineyard in Mendoza

2013 – a good year in Argentina

They are 6 month ahead in the southern hemisphere so the harvest in e.g. Argentina is finished. This year the Argentinean harvest has been an extended event. But in the end it seems that the quality is more than satisfactory according to the reports. In most wine districts grower seems very happy. Read more on […]

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Trapiche Terroir Malbec Suarez Lastra 2009

Malbec World Day on April 17

A great occasion to taste malbec wines from all over the world! As if you needed any excuse to drink malbec wines, the Malbec World Day is coming back. This year it will be on April 17. There will, we hope, be many celebrations of this excellent grape, one of which is a big tasting […]

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A Portuguese winery in Mendoza: Finca Flichman

Finca Flichman is one of the wine producers in Mendoza with active European involvement. Sogrape has continued to invest in the bodega since the acquisition in 1997 and focused on improving the quality of the wines. Britt tells the story and talks to the winemaker Luis Cabral de Almeida. Read her full (long) article here: […]

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Vineyards at JM Brocard in Chablis

What’s on at BKWine Tours (august 2012)

“World’s Top Wine Tours” – Travel + Leisure Magazine, on TravelAndLeisure.com 2012 wine tour program Bordeaux 19-23 September Tuscany 10-14 October Champagne 14-18 November 2013 wine tour program Chile & Argentina, 4-19 February 2013 South Africa, 1-11 March 2013 For more information please contact us on email or on phone (we’re on French time), or […]

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Picking and sorting grapes in the vineyard

“Sustainable” and “Fair Trade”. What is it? Does it make sense?

Fair trade, sustainable, organic,… Is it perhaps a meaningless terminology? “Sustainable” is actually quite a curious terminology. Not least for wine. Sometimes it is used as some kind of “super category” embracing everything that is organic, environmentally friendly and sometimes even “ethical”. At other occasions it is used to describe a more narrow type of […]

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