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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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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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Bodega Pisano, Uruguay | BKWine Pick

Uruguay is a comparatively small country in South America with many small family run vineyards and a climate that is similar to that of Bordeaux. There are many interesting wine producers in the country and one of them is the Pisano family, a family that seems to be producing only male – very charming – […]

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