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Douro River, Vila Nova de Gaia and Na Sra da Serra do Pilar

What’s on at BKWine Tours

Champagne, September 14-18 Bordeaux, September 28 – October 2 Douro Valley, October 12-16 Chile and Argentina in South America, January 28 – February 12, 2017 South Africa, February 24 – March 7, 2017 For more information please contact us on email or on phone (we’re on French time), or go to our wine travel site […]

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New on the wine travel program

We have some news for the autumn travel program, a new destination, as well as some classics. The new destination (i.e. new on the English language program; we’ve done it for many years for Scandinavians) this year is: Champagne, September 14-18, 2016, a fantastic occasion to discover this both exclusive and trendy district for bubbly […]

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Travelling in Catalonia, a video

Catalonia in north-east Spain produces some wonderful wine and is home to a fantastic gastronomy. On the wine side it is of course also famous for the cava, Spain’s sparkling wine. Catalonia also makes some delicious red and white wines in the Penedes region. Almost as well-known as Penedes are the wines from Priorat. They […]

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Food is important for travellers

According to the UN agency UNWTO 88% of all travellers consider that the gastronomy plays a major role on the trip. It comes as no surprise. We know that many participants on our wine tours are as interested in the local gastronomy as they are in wine. More and more people are looking for unique […]

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Top ten wine travel destinations

What is your best wine tour destination? If I ask 10 people that question I would probably get ten different answers. What is “best” depends on what you want so in essence a list of “the ten best wine travel destinations” is not a very meaningful exercise. A bit like “the world’s top ten wines”. […]

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Autumn wine tours with BKWine, 2016

All details have now been finalised for the autumn wine tours, and they were recently officially launched. All dates and all the programs are ready. This is how the autumn wine tour program looks: Champagne, September 14-18 Bordeaux, September 28 – October 2 Douro Valley, October 12-16 Three exciting tours to classic wine regions. You […]

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Wine tours with BKWine autumn 2016 (and spring)

We will soon have all details on www.bkwinetours.com. But we already have the dates. More information will soon be available on the travel site. Champagne, 14-18 September Bordeaux, 28 Sept – 2 Oct Douro, 12-16 October And keep an eye on our website bkwinetours.com, there may be more tours coming! And if you want to […]

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Next season’s wine tours launched

We have now published all the details on next season’s wine tours. It will be a virtual stand-off between the New World and the Old World. The first wine tour will take you to South Africa, one of the most dynamic new world wine countries today. The second tour goes to Bordeaux, the world’s most […]

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The cathedral in Reims

Wine regions are also World Heritage!

We have just had a mini-series about wine regions that are on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Nine different wine regions are on the list that we have. Of the nine wine regions we do, or have we done, wine tours to seven. Seven out of nine, not bad! To four of them, […]

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Royal Riebeek Hotel in Swartland

You will get a royal welcome in South Africa in March

On the next wine tour to South Africa, scheduled for March, we will give you some special treats. For example, The Royal Riebeek Hotel in Swartland, where you (if you join us on the tour) will get a Royal welcome. The hotel is famous for, among other things, South Africa’s longest porch! (Perfect for a […]

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Tasting at the Drop Shop wine bar in Budapest

Wine tours making waves in Hungary on Vinoport.hu

Hungary seems to be the flavour of the month, or rather of the year. And I hope that it will not stop at that. We have had the occasion to taste quite a few Hungarian wines recently (more about that later) and many of them are excellent! (Read for example “Uncorked, June” to be published […]

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A selection of BKWine Tours press mentions

Our wine tours in the press, on the travel blog

On BKWine’s Travel Blog we have recently published some press mentions that our wine tours have had. We are quite proud of all the positive words. Read more: USA Today: “Critically acclaimed and highly professional international wine tourism company” Huffington Post: “How to visit a vineyard” Travel Gluttons: “An exciting journey for wine lovers“ Wonderful […]

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A wine cellar in Rioja

Autumn and winter wine tours on the program

Now is a good time to decide on a wine tour for the autumn of the winter. We have two tours on the schedule for the autumn and two for the winter. Two classic tours in the fall: Bordeaux, September 17-21 Douro Valley, Portugal, October 22-26 And two “long haul” trips for the winter, that […]

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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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Old oak vats in a wine cellar in Piedmont

Adventures in Italy: travel with BKWine to the Piedmont, with wine, food and truffles, says the Italian Tourist Office

The Italian State Tourist Office has produced a beautiful magazine about various destinations in Italy. The name is “Italian adventures”. One of the trips that they feature in the magazine is BKWine’s wine and food tour to Piedmont, a tour that takes place in the autumn when it is also the season for truffles. But […]

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How to be successful in wine tourism

How to become successful in wine tourism is the theme of a conference and panel discussion at the (excellent) wine fair Vinisud that takes place in Montpellier in February. The event is probably mainly geared towards wine producers and tourism organisations who want to work better with wine tourism, “oenotourism”. BKWine is probably one of […]

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