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Development of Wine Tourism around the Great Wine Capitals wine regions: new Business strategies?

On the occasion of Vinexpo 2015, the Great Wine Capitals Global Network and the Bordeaux Chamber of Commerce and Industry will be hosting a conference with the objective to give an overview of the various wine tourism activities and performances in the Networks member regions.

São João 2015, Porto

From May 23rd to July 4th, Porto will be celebrating S. João.
Six weeks of fun with more than 200 events, from concerts and music festivals, dances and theatre, to popular parades, competitions, runs, regattas, balloon launching, enthusing all who discover and participate on this party.

Cape Town | Cape Winelands 2016 Best Of Wine Tourism Awards open for entry!

The 2016 Best of Wine Tourism Awards for Cape Town | Cape Winelands are now open for entry.  Local wineries have the opportunity to showcase the excellence of their wine tourism offerings.

 

Bilbao's Restaurant Azurmendi named Europe's Number 1 by Opinionated About Dining

Opininated About Dining (OAD), the world's leading restaurant rating agency, has recently named Resturante Azurmendi, located in Larrabetzu, near Bilbao, in the 4th edition of "The 100 Best Restaurants in Europe".

Azurmendi, owned by chef Eneko Atxa, has three Michelin stars. The restaurant was honored with a "Best OF Wine Tourism"...

Longer weekend

Next week the weekend has an extra day owing to the Friday’s holiday (Labor Day). This will be a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a short vacation and gather some extra energy until summer.

Porto out on the World

The prestigous travel magazine, Condé Nast Traveller, places our “Francesinha” on the World top of food. 

The Porto Marathon is becoming international. After Corunna, Madrid, Seville and...

"Wine tourism - A strategy for everyone" Conference

In November, the Great Wine Capitals Global Network will hold its Annual General Meeting in Rioja and Bilbao.

Part of the Network is the Bilbao | Rioja Committee, made up of the Chambers of Commerce of Álava, Bilbao and La Rioja, the Bilbao City Hall and the Grupo Rioja.

From November 8 through 12...

Open days in the Châteaux of Bordeaux!

Springtime in Bordeaux is the perfect season for wine lovers to discover the very places where their favourite beverage is produced.

Indeed, during the April and May weekends, hundreds of châteaux open their properties to the visitors and offer free tours and tastings. People can go and visit the premises and cellars, understand the wine...

Decanter magazine names Alvaro Palacios its Man of theYear for 2015

Rioja's peripatetic winemaker Alvaro Palacios was recently named Man of the Year in 2015 by Decanter magazine.

Palacios began his career at his family's winery in Alfaro in Rioja Baja but soon grew restless.  Following a short stint working for a local barrel maker, Palacios moved to Priorat, a largely unknown wine district...

Live the experience of the “Ruta del Vino” in Casablanca Valley

With new tours, activities and premium spaces the vineyards belonging to the “Ruta del Vino” of Casablanca invite you to share the passion for wine, gastronomy and the many open air activities we offer.

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