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Cape Wine – wine show in South Africa

Cape Wine is to be held in the Cape Town Convention Centre from 25 to 27 September 2012. This is a trade event “with loads of fun built in”, according to the organisers. There will be over 300 wineries exhibiting. The intention is to showcase what is going on in the South African wine regions. […]

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Vinosus, a wine show in Norway 22-23 april

Vinosus is a wine show organised by three Norwegian wine importers: Vinarius, Vinum and PlusVini. It takes place in Oslo on April 22 and 23. The fair includes some 30 wine producers, many of whom will be there in person, for example: Badia a Coltibuono, Balland Chapuis, Ricasoli, Bret Brothers, Domaine de l’Hortus, Domaine Weinbach, […]

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Wine tasting at Vinisud

Southern flavours from 21 producers

A selection of quality wine producers from the Vinisud wine fair Just a few weeks after Millésime Bio (which we wrote about in the last issue of the brief), it was time for Vinisud, also in Montpellier. Vinisud is held every two years for three days around the 20th of February and this year was […]

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Wine fair in Finland in April

If you are interested in selling your wines in Finland, perhaps this is something you should look at: the Tampere Wine Fair on April 13-15, 2012. The event is open both the trade and to the general public. It could be interesting e.g. for producers selling their wines over the internet since that is currently […]

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Vinitaly on 25-28 March 2012

Vinitaly is one of the world’s biggest wine shows. The fair is of course primarily a professional event and is an excellent occasion to meet with many Italian wine producers. The next edition takes place on March 25-28, 2012 in Verona, as usual. More information here: www.vinitaly.com. you can find more things that are “on” […]

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The Chateau de Saumur along the river

The great Loire wine show, 6-8 February

If you are seriously interested in Loire wines you should go to the Salon des Vins de Loire wine show. It helps if you are in the trade, since it is a professional event. Perhaps not all, but not far from it, of the producers will be there; thousands of wines to taste, hundreds of […]

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Events calendar for wine events

We used to have a wine agenda at the end of each BKWine Brief. Now we don’t. Instead we have a brand new gleaming wine events calendar on BKWine Magazine. In it you will find dates and links for wine shows, wine tastings, wine and food tours and other wine related things. But it requires […]

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Millesime Bio – the organic wine fair

Millésime Bio is a wine fair that is entirely dedicated to organic wines. All exhibitors must be certified organic (or in conversion). In addition, all producers are allocated exactly the same space: everyone has a table to present their wines, so in a sense it is an uncommonly “democratic” wine show without any big and […]

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The big wine fair ViniSud on February 20-22, 2012

The focus of the Vinisud wine fair is the wines and wine regions around the Mediterranean. The show takes place in Montpellier in the south of France so the French wine producers are of course well represented. But many producers from the other countries in the Mediterranean basin are also there. Many of the exhibitors […]

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Tantrums of a Prima Donna

How to dig a deeper and deeper hole

Or: “A Prima Donna shouts too loud”? – A Portuguese challenge First of all I want to apologise to all my Portuguese friends, winemakers and others. And to all other who love Portugal and its wines. I had wanted to leave this debacle with the 1º Encontro e Prova Internacional de Vinho / 1st International […]

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Le Grand Tasting in Paris on December 10 and 11

Le Grand Tasting is the strange name of a consumer wine show in Paris that will take place on December 10 and 11. It is one of the more ‘serious’ wine shows in Paris with many interesting producers showing up and many good wines to taste. It will take place at the Carrousel du Louvre […]

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Discover the Rhône Valley wines

”Les découverts en Vallée du Rhône” is a giant movable wine tasting along the river Rhône. The purpose is to give you an opportunity to discover Rhône wines. It is organised by Inter Rhône, the growers association, and the next edition takes place on 1-6 March 2011. an excellent opportunity to taste a lot of […]

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Discover the Rhone Valley

Every two years there is the Découvertes en Vallée du Rhône. It’s a gigantic movable wine show. Each (major) village organises a tasting/show with the local producers. It starts in the north in Ampuis (Côte Rôte) on March 1 and ends in Pont du Gard (Côtes du Rhône) on March 6. An excellent opportunity to […]

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Organic wine fair in Burgundy on March 19-20

For the second year running there will be an organic wine fair dedicated to wines from Burgundy. The first edition in 2010 brought together 35 ecological producers. The next edition hopes to attract even more. The wine show takes place in Beaune on March 19 and 20, 2011 in Beaune. Interesting, not least since Burgundy […]

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Promote local grape varieties (1)! Autochtona 2010

As in most old wine producing countries there is in Italy a wealth of grape traditional varieties. Unfortunately they are often overshadowed by the “international” or even Italian grape varieties that have reach international fame (say, sangiovese or nebbiolo). In October there will be a wine fair only for these lesser known grape varieties: Autochtona […]

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Vinisud 2010 – looking back

Vinisud is the second biggest wine show in France. This year it was on February 22-24. 1631 exhibitors were there to present their “Mediterranean” wines. Many came from the Languedoc-Roussillon, the Rhône Valley, Sud-Ouest, Prevence and Corsica but also some other countries are represented. Vinisud is on every second year, the years when Vinexpo is […]

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Record breaking organic wine fair: Millésime Bio

The number of visitors grew by 76% compared to 2009 to reach 3000 visitors at the organic wine fair in Montpellier that just took place. The number of exhibitors was also substantially up: plus 39% to reach 489. There were wines from thirteen different countries to taste and visitors that represented 26 different countries. The […]

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Organic wines at Millésime Bio

We were (Per was) recently at the organic wine show in Montpellier: Millésime Bio. It is a wine fair that is quite different from many others. First, of course, since there are only organic wines there (well…. there were also some almost-organic wines, in “conversion”). But also because there are no traditional show stands. Every […]

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More wine tastings and events at (or off) Vinisud

If you’re going to Vinisud you can come to the organic wine tasting with BKWine that we talk about elsewhere. But there is more. Here are some other things you might enjoy: – Les Vinifilles on the Sunday evening, to warm up the day before it all starts? 18 women winemakers join for a private […]

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Taste organic wines with BKWine at Vinisud

Vinisud, France’s second largest wine show after Vinexpo, organises a tasting of organic wines. The tasting is primarily intended for Scandinavian visitors but as a reader of the BKWine Brief you are of course welcome too. The tasting will start with a presentation by Britt (BKWine) and then there will be some 30 (or more) […]

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Wine events : exhibitions, competitions,…

We have updated our events calendar with several new events : competitions, shows and other. Thank you to FIJEV (Federation International des Journalistes en Vin) who had put the list together: – 25-27/01 Montpellier (F) : Millésime Bio www.millesime-bio.com – 28-30/01 Mumbai (IND) : India International Wine Fair, http://www.taste-expo.com/ – 30-31/01 Chassagne (F) : Saint […]

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Zagreb Wine Gourmet Festival, February 12 & 13

Croatian wine and gastronomic delicacies will be on show on the upcoming Zagreb Wine Gourmet Festival on February 12 and 13. Lectures, workshops, wine tastings, cooking shows and culinary presentations will be part of the two day programme. More information on Zagreb Wine Gourmet Festival here http://www.zagrebwinegourmet.com/

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Taste organic wines at Vinisud with BKWine on February 22

The other big wine fair to put in the agenda this winter is Vinisud (also in Montpellier), specialised in wines from the Mediterranean basin. Vinisud has asked BKWine to lead a wine tasting of organic (including biodynamic) wines. There will be range of wine producers represented from the different regions around the Mediterranean (Languedoc, Roussillon, […]

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Millésime Bio the big organic wine fair

Just a reminder on Millésime Bio, the big (only?) wine fair focussed on organic and biodynamic wines. A very interesting event for anyone hunting for wines with a sense of the environment. In Montpellier on 25-27 of January. More info www.millesime-bio.com (And if you’re there why not give us a call to meet over a […]

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