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What’s on at BKWine Tours: scheduled wine tours as of September 2013

Here is what is on our list of scheduled tours currently. (English language tours only. For Swedish language wine tours see We also do custom designed wine and food tours. Bordeaux, 18-22 September (closed) Douro Valley, Portugal, 23-27 October (closed) South America: Chile and Argentina, 1-16 February 2014 South Africa, 28 February – 10 […]

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BKWine Travel Stories: Bordeaux day 4

Chateau Grand Barrail Lamarzelle Figeac We’ve not yet gone across the river to the right bank, Rive Droite, so this morning we make the short trip over the Dordogne up to Saint Emilion: Chateau Grand Barrail Lamarzelle Figeac, not far from Figeac itself (and in the “secteur” in Saint Emilion called Figeac). Romuald Hebrard the […]

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BKWine Travel Stories: Bordeaux day 3

Lestrille Starting the day (third day in Bordeaux) at Chateau Lestrille – it’s a smallish property in the Entre Deux Mers run by the young and talanted vigneronne Estelle Roumage. It’s a family property since a few generations. Today they make a range of wines of all colours, for example a quite substantial Bordaux Clairet, […]

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BKWine Travel Stories: Bordeaux day 2

One that you might not have heard of: Clos des Quatre Vents in Margaux. Together with Chateau des Quatre Soeurs. It is two properties owned (and run) by Luc Thienpont (part of the famous Belgian family, various branches of which run several chateaux in Bordeaux). He used to run Chateau Labegorce Zede, but the family […]

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BKWine Travel Stories: Bordeaux day 1

They promised heavy rain storm today in Bordeaux, but when we arrive skies are clearing up. We arrive just in time for lunch… A very (very) good option if you arrive by train is L’Olivier de Clavel, just next to the train station. Outstanding value for money, two courses for 16 euro, including a glass […]

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BKWine Travel Stories: Epernay in spring. Day 1.

Lovely sunshine on the way here. A few promising days ahead, going up to 20 degrees, accoriding to forecasts. Avenue de Champagne perfect in sunset around 20.15 with deep blue sky. Still doing road work on the Avenue, but not too bad. In evening all the ‘houses’ are brilliantly lit: Moet & Chandon, Perrier-Jouet, Pol […]

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BKWine Travel Stories: around Toulon

We start the day with Domaine Tour de Videaux in Pierrefeu. Paul Volker (no, it’s not the ex-Chariman of the Federal Reserve) runs the domain sind the mid 90s and is making some very interesting Provence wine. Volker Paul (which are his first names) says, regretfully, that Provence is first and foremost known for its […]

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BKWine Travel Stories: Antibes, French Riviera

Yesterday we arrived in a nice late afternoon sunshine and a weatehr that is definitely much more clement than when we left Paris. Antibes has one of the most amazing collection of boats (ships, yachts… seating up to 60 in the dining room) and after having inspected the ‘boats’ we go looking for a restaurant. […]

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Bordeaux voted most popular wine tour destination

The 7 million members of have selected the world’s most popular wine tour destination. On top came Bordeaux, in front of Tuscany, Napa, South Africa and all the others. Bordeaux certainly seems to be doing something right. Visitor numbers are up 21% compared to last year. Read more on The New Bordeaux and on […]

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Launch of spring wine tour program 2009

BKWine has launched the spring program 2009 with two new wine and food tours. The destinations include Périgord (with truffles, duck and wine), and the wins and food of the Alentejo in Portugal. The detailed programs are available on “The trend towards active holidays seems to continue” says Britt Karlsson, founder of BKWine, “so […]

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Spring 2009 program

February 11-15: Truffle, wine, duck and foie gras in the south west of France Have you always dreamed of going truffle hunting? Now you have the opportunity. Join us in February on this trip to the south west of France – le Sud-Ouest. We truffle hunt, learn how to make foie gras and, of course, […]

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Some press clippings

Our latest BKWine wine tour launches have attracted some attention in various places. We are very glad for the mentions. Here are some: – Vagablond – Luxist – – – Modern Agent / Travel Pulse – / James Martin – More from BKWine: – Watch our wine videos (beta) – Come […]

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Wine Tours

Wine Tours Spring 2008 program February 13-17, 2008: Truffle, wine, duck and foie gras in the south west of France June 11-15: Champagne, Chablis and Burgundy. 3 Classic French wine regions! Autumn 2008 program October 8-12, Bordeaux For a wine lover a trip to Bordeaux is a must! Here you find world famous châteaux and […]

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Wine Travel Guide to the World | BKWine Pick

Wine Travel Guide to the World By Robert Joseph Footprint A very ambitious book: a travel guide for he who wants to visit vineyards covering the whole world. And perhaps even over-ambitious. The book contains lots of excellent recommendations – of growers to visit, shops with a good selection, hotels and restaurants, sites etc. All […]

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Spain and Tuscany | BKWine Pick

Northern Spain – How to find great wines off the beaten track Susie Barrie, text; Tory McTernan, photo Mitchell Beazley Tuscany – How to find great wines off the beaten track Monty Waldin, text; Tory McTernan, photo The Mitchell Beazley series Discovering Wine Country from Mitchell Beazley has recently seen two new additions: one on northern […]

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