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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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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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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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Chile expands vineyard area with 6.5%

According to the latest statistics vineyard acreage grew with 6.5% in Chile in 2009. They now have 111 52 ha planted with vines to produce wine. 73% of the vineyards are planted with red grapes and 27% are planted with white grapes. these are the main grape varieties: Cabernet sauvignon, 40 728 ha Chardonnay 13 […]

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Chile: Country Of Mountains And Wines

Chile: Country Of Mountains And Wines Chili, Pays de vins et de montagnes Chile : País de montañas y vinos By: Papianille Mura (text), and Matt Wilson (photo) Versant Sud This is a beautiful and inspiring book. It tells the story of the birth of the Chilean wine industry. It talks about the history, about […]

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Chile earthquake report

Things are slowly getting back to “normal” This is information on the situation in Chilean vineyards from Helen Albano of Brandabout SA, www.brandabout.cl, a marketing and promotion organization for Chilean wines: “Last week was a very eventful week in which information surrounding the real situation in the effected regions and the vineyards was both difficult […]

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Chile earthquake report #2: Colchagua badly hit

Many areas in Chile were very badly hit by the quake. New reports say e.g. that one of Chile’s biggest cities, Concepcion, was moved three meters to the east by the earthquake. Colchagua is one of the wine regions that were badly hit by the quake. Here is a report we’ve had from Andrea Ilabaca […]

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Chile and France bestselling wine countries in Denmark

Some Danish wine statistics: According to the Wine and Spirit Organisation in Denmark, and Vinavisen.dk Chile is the top wine supplier to Denmark with a market share of 17%, followed closely by France with 16%. Italy has increased its share significantly, as has South Africa. Australia and Great Britain (!) are the big losers with […]

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San Pedro, Molina, Chile | BKWine Pick

Vina San Pedro is Chiles biggest wine producer. They make 3 million cases each year most of their “base” wine Gato Cabernet Sauvignon. Their top cuvee is called Cabo Horno and they also have three mid range selections called 35 South, Castillo de Molina and 1865. Consistently good quality.

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