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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...
This post, written by Jonathan Snashall, was a finalist in the 2014 Guest Bloggers' Competition sponsored by the Great Wine Capitals Global Network. You are in the entertainment business" Robert Joseph told 140 attendees at the Great Wine Capital’s (GWC) address on wine tourism last week. It’s been said before but how many wine people grasp the actual meaning – and what is takes to achieve real...
This post by Beth Delthony is a participant in the 2014 Guest Bloggers' Program sponsored by the Great Wine Capitals Global Network. All photos Copyright Beth Delthony Spending the weekend visiting wineries in Mendoza is great except that many wineries are closed on Sundays! Rather than driving all over trying to visit the few that are open, head down to Valley Uco. Most wineries here are...
This post, by Paris-based but Porto-born journalist Patricia Tavares, is a participant in the 2014 Guest Bloggers' program sponsored by the Great Wine Capitals Global Network. Porto with a view "I didn ́t ask to be Portuguese. I just got LUCKY!" Oporto has a happy sadness. Douro River drowns every tear in wine barrels. Porto is the corner space marked as “GO” in this board game of immigration....

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