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Wines from all around the world from the wine importer Vinovativa

Vinovativa’s 10th anniversary and grand tasting: Austria, Barolo, Bordeaux, Cahors, Douro Valley, New Zealand, Piedmont, Priorat, Saint Emilion, sherry, Tuscany, Germany, and more! Wine importer Vinovativa has over ten years positioned itself as one with a wide range of wines with wines from the world represented. At the same time, they focus mainly on smaller […]

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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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The view over the river and vineyards from Quinta do Tedo in the Douro Valley

An introduction to the Douro Valley, Wine Region of the Year

Each year the world’s biggest wine tasting association (Munskankarna) selects a “Wine Region of the Year”. This year it is the Douro Valley. Very well deserved! A spectacular wine region, perhaps the most stunning vineyard landscapes of all, with many great wines. And definitely not only port wines. Today they make many excellent “table” wines […]

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Porto, a city worth visiting

Porto, at the mouth of the Douro River, is an interesting city. Its twin across the Douro, Vila Nova de Gaia, is where you find all the old port “lodges” (it is no longer an obligation to be there for a port producer). Porto itself is a superb city to visit, with its old city […]

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A church with azulejos

Good restaurants in Porto – some suggestions

Porto is a wonderful city to visit, but it is not, in our experience always easy to find a good restaurant. We were very happy with DOP, that we wrote about recently (see in the menu “Recommendations – Restaurants” on BKWine Magazine). Since we go to Porto every once in a while for the Douro […]

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Rooftops and the cathedral, Porto

More restaurant recommendations in Porto

Restaurants to try in and around Porto Porto is a great city to visit. For the wines of course, post and table wine, but also for its beauty and history. But we must confess that we have always found it challenging to find a good restaurant in Porto. We have found some, notably DOP. Look […]

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Old wine bottles in the cellar

December – the port wine month

An introduction to port wine and its markets December is a good month for port. Some people do not drink port wine at any other period. And that is a shame of course. Port wine is well suited for many occasions. The grapes for the port wine are grown in the Douro Valley in northern […]

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Dom Luis I bridge in Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia

Michelin star to Porto: The Yeatman

Porto, the second city of Portugal, has received its first Michelin star. The honour went to the restaurant at the new luxury hotel The Yeatman that opened in the summer of 2010. Well, actually it is not Porto that has received the star; it is Vila Nova de Gaia, where The Yeatman is situated with […]

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Luis Seabra, Niepoort winemaker

Niepoort Douro #2, Luis Seabra, winemaker [E] – BKWine TV

Interview (Part 2) with Luis Seabra responsible for the vineyards and the winemaking; the Niepoort winemaker. Were sitting at the brand new winery in the Tedo river valley, overlooking the terraced vineyards along the river and the Douro region impressively steep slopes. We are talking about the red wines and about the future of the […]

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