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"Mendoza, one of the top 10 destinations for wine tourism in the world" according to the Wine Enthusiast Magazine.   In its February international issue, the "Wine Enthusiast Magazine", one of the most prestigious journals in wines, has appointed Mendoza as one of the "Top 10 wine tourism destinations in the world." Under the signature of Michael Schachner, chief editor of the magazine for Spain...
The following post was submitted by Per Karlsson for the 2013 Guest Bloggers Program sponsored by the Great Wine Capitals Global Network. Original blog post URL:  http://www.bkwinetours.com/travelog/importance-carrying-flash-light-wine...   Perhaps the most important thing that you should make sure that you pack when you go wine touring is a pair of comfortable walking shoes. Another thing that...
Florence, a capital of wine and food Åsa Johansson Even after twelve years I am still stunned by the Florentine beauty. Luckily you never get used to it. Another thing that I really like about the city, since I’m a wine lover, is that all roads from Florence lead to a winery. Take a road you don’t know and you can be sure that at the end of the day you’ll be sipping wine somewhere in the...
Here we are at about six and a half on the lawn in front of the beautiful residence of Borgo Scopeto Relais, a truly exceptional place, with large stylish and well-appointed rooms, and spacious well-groomed lawns outside, with areas for conversation and relaxation. I'm checking into a room secluded and quiet to read a book while the eye comes out every now and then towards the azure pool that...
La Rufina: Trebbio Castle At Castle of Trebbio, from where came Pazzi family, who in 1400 tried without success to proscribe the Medici family from Florence, Alberto Peroni, Market Manager, is our guide. Alberto is a fine and clever confabulator, with an excellent command of English language, Florentine history, psychology of people coming. Inside the castle, very basic but elegant furniture and...
I’m starting to get the rhythm of eating, drinking & no sleep. We are becoming seasoned soldiers marching through, vineyards, wineries, lunches, dinners and many bottles of wine. My internal clock adjusted very well to Spanish Time. That means beer with a Spanish omelette at breakfast, a five course lunch with lots of wines. An hour or two siesta of sorts, usually on the bus to more...
We are welcomed by girls: they look like the Amazons, young and beautiful, professional and with a strong personality. Sabine is of Danish origin, with long blond hair and typically foreign gab but a very good Italian. She is the reception manager. Cecilia Leoneschi is the winemaker, black hair tied back and slightly disheveled by the wind, with blacks curls and striking contour that give her a...
I am well aware of the privileged position I enjoy by working as a wine tour guide for Tuscany Wine Tours in my homeland, Tuscany. Not only does it keep me in close contact with a world I love, by giving me the opportunity to be exposed to the ever changing interpretations of winemakers and their creations, but it also gives me the opportunity to share this passion of mine with other wine...
The 2013 Mainz Wine Market started yesterday with the traditional opening ceremony and the gun salut of the "Mainzer Stadtsoldaten", the traditional city guard of Mainz. Every year Mainz’s Rosengarten and Volkspark are the sites for the Wine Market, the last weekend in August and the first weekend in September. White wines and rosés from the previous year are offered as well as some reds and...
Per Karlsson, a wine and travel blogger (BK Wine Tours), has submitted the following post to participate in the GWC - International Guest Blogger Contest: A brief introduction to an exciting wine region in Portugal I remember very well a picture from the Douro valley which I saw in a wine magazine maybe fifteen years ago or even more. I had never been in the Douro but I knew of the terraced...

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