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Pedro Vivanco, the third generation of a family devoted to Rioja wine and founder of the Dinastía Vivanco Museum of Wine Culture, recently received Spain's 'medalla al Mérito en el Trabajo' (Medal of Merit for Work) for his many years of experience as a winemaker and director of several wineries, as well as a promoter of wine culture.  The...
19 winners, including 6 Gold awards During the 12th Night of the Best Of Wine Tourism awards ceremony in Bordeaux, no less than 19 trophies were attributed, including 6 Gold Best Of trophies. The recipients were rewarded for their excellent contributions to wine tourism. The 2015 prize winners received their trophies on the 7th October 2014, in...
Last Tuesday, on October 9th, at the Winery ViñaMar located in Casablanca Valley, Chile. The Vine Growing Association of Casablanca Valley, Valparaiso municipality and Casablanca municipality celebrated the Best Of Wine Tourism 2015 awards ceremony. The event was attended by the Valparaiso Mayor Jorge Castro, Mayor of Casablanca Rodrigo Martinez...
AT CULTURAL SPACE JULIO LE PARC Mendoza celebrated the best of the local Wine Tourism. As Great Wine Capitals, the Best of Mendoza’s Wine Tourism 2015 highlighted and gave value to the provincial enotouristic tourism.    Since Mendoza was selected as Great Wine Capitals, the eyes of worldwide enotourism were on the Best of Mendoza’s Wine Tourism...
Arts and culture enthusiasts have always known that wine and food may be Napa’s major calling cards, but they’re far from the only enticing reasons to visit the Wine Country. “We’ve seen a tremendous, very exciting shift in the valley over the last five years toward emphasizing and acknowledging the region’s burgeoning arts scene,” says Brenda...
From 6 October, Air Europa, an airline belonging to the Spanish company Globalia, starts flying between Madrid and Porto, on planes Embraer 145, with capacity for 50 passengers. The new route of Air Europa will have 4 daily flights, from Monday to Friday, and two on weekends. The first flight will take off at 06:40 arriving to Porto at 7:00, local...
Santander, Spain-based Ken Baldwin was declared the winner of the second Guest Bloggers Competition sponsored by the Great Wine Capitals Global Network. Ken’s post Totally Spain's La Rioja Winery Guide (http://greatwinecapitals.com/blog/totally-spains-la-rioja-winery-guide) was selected by an international jury from the ten Great Wine Capitals. ...
Kingston Family Vineyards was profiled as one of Chile's two "Don't-Miss Wineries" by culinary writer Bill Addison in ClubCorp's "Private Clubs Magazine"  Casablanca Valley, one of Chile's finest wine regions, sits nestled between Santiago and Valparaiso, an ideal day trip from either city. The flat, verdant terrain, with mountains misty in the...
Landscapes such as this deserve to be seen live. On Saturdays until October 25th!! The Douro Historic Train is back. A travel with no hurry to come back. Travelling on-board of CP’s Historical Train is like travelling back on time. On a railway line that goes side by side with the river, along a beautiful landscape classified by UNESCO as World...
The American film director, winner of three Oscars by the Academy, is the guest of honour of the 5th edition of the Douro Film Harvest, the International Film Festival taking place of the amazing landscape of the Douro Valley Wine Region, World Heritage by UNESCO. The wellknown director will be visiting Porto on the 26 September, and from here to...

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October 15, 2014
This post, by Alexandra Fula Pinto, participated in the 2014 Guest Bloggers Program sponsored by...