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This post, written by Mendoza-based journalist Amanda Barnes, participated in the 2014 Guest Bloggers' Contest sponsored by the Great Wine Capitals Global Network. A sort of Batman variety of wine For the last three weeks in Mendoza, I’ve only been drinking one variety. It’s abounding with rich, dark fruit, grows particularly well here and is on the lips of most winemakers. Can you guess what it...
This post, written by Ken Baldwin, winner of the 2014 Guest Bloggers' Contest, describes his experiences while visiting Mendoza, his prize as the winner. All photos (c) Ken Baldwin except 'Centro de Congresos y Exposiciones' Mendoza, Mendoza, Mendoza.  Well what can I say ?   Would I go back to Mendoza where I recently visited as a guest of the Great Wine Capitals (GWC) ?  Would I  recommend it...
This post, written by Rita Branco, participated in the 2014 Guest Bloggers' Program sponsored by the Great Wine Capitals Global Network. My last visit to the Douro Valley finished with splendor! Me and my hosts, António Pinto and Rui Almeida from “Douro à Vela”, Francisco Abrunhosa from “A Casa de  Gouvães”, Lina and Catia Goncalves from “Quinta dos Santos Padres”,  (missing only Manuel...
This article, written by Paris-based Swedish wine writer Britt Karlson, participated in the 2014 Guest Bloggers Program sponsored by the Great Wine Capitals Global Network. All photographs copyright BKWine Photography   Three days in the Bordeaux vineyards: Medoc, Entre-deux-Mers, Saint Emilion By Britt Karlson There are basically two ways to get to Bordeaux. You can fly to Bordeaux International...
This article, written by Swedish wine writer and photographer Per Karlsson, was a participant in the 2014 Guest Bloggers Program sponsored by the Great Wine Capitals Global Network. All photos copyright BKWine Photography. Have you ever heard people say “There’s a generation shift, the ‘new generation’ is reviving our wine region”? It is often said about many a wine region. I think that is just,...
This article, written by Swedish wine writer and photographer Per Karlsson, was a fdinalist in the 2014 Guest Bloggers Program sponsored by the Great Wine Capitals Global Network. All photos copyright BKWine Photography. The first time I came to Mendoza on a wine tour in Argentina I planned to travel over the Andes by bus. I had heard much about that road trip. The road reaches 3000 metres (9000...
It’s only 2 weeks now before I set off from Santander in northern Spain on my journey to Mendoza, Argentina.   This is my wonderful prize for winning the Great Wine Capitals guests bloggers contest.  I received my flight tickets and itinerary a few weeks ago giving me the pleasure of knowing well in advance where I was going and the opportunity to look forward to what awaits me there.  Thank you...
This post, by Alexandra Fula Pinto, participated in the 2014 Guest Bloggers Program sponsored by the Great Wine Capitals Global Network. Recently, The New York Times payed high compliments to our city, Porto, which are all true and long overdue, in my opinion. Full of life and wisdom, Porto mixes the old and the new generation quirks and has a soul of their own. I know Porto by heart. I know its...
This article by Jonathan Choukroun Chicheportiche is a participant in the 2014 Guest Bloggers Program sponsored by the Great Wine Capitals Global Network. All the photographs of Château de Rouillac-Pessac-Léognan are from the author. The Rouillac property is a former noble land donated by the King of France to one of its advisers. It was bequeathed by him to Jean de Martigny in 1698. At that time...
At Totally Spain we admire the work of the Great Wine Capitals Network (GWC) and have entered its Guest Bloggers Program competition for the past two years. Last year was the first year and we were very proud to have our entry included but alas no joy. This year, we entered again. And we WON! Me (Ken Baldwin from Totally Spain) absolutely delighted to hear the great news If you want to read our...

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