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We are very glad to announce that Bordeaux, one of the Great Wine Capitals, has been elected 2015 European Best Destination! Bordeaux has always been a dynamic, cosmopolitan city and never ceases to reveal exciting, new facets of its character. The city of Bordeaux’s inscription as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007 and its bold modernism have...
A group of winemakers from Rheinhessen recently visited Rioja  to learn about viticulture and winemaking in our region as well as the control procedures created by the Rioja Regulatory Council. While in the Rioja region, the group visited Bodegas Franco-Españolas, Bodegas Campo Viejo, Bodegas R. López de Heredia, the Vivanco Wine Museum and...
With Valentine’s Day on 14th February immediately followed by Carnival on the 17th, Porto offers this year a wide choice of special programmes, from accommodation, to gastronomy & wines, history & culture, adventure, tours, and lots of entertainment. At the web portal of the Tourism of Porto, it is possible to find more than 30...
27th January, The International Port Wine Day, was created in 2012 by the Center for Wine Origins (Washington), an institution founded by IVDP and CIVC (Champagne). To celebrate this date the Real Companhia Velha has launched a new reference for this famous nectar, the ‘Quinta das Carvalhas Reserva Ruby’ and refreshed the image of the ‘Quinta das...
THE ARGENTINIAN HARVEST FESTIVAL, ONE OF THE BIGGEST WORLDWIDE WINE CELEBRATIONS Many people wonder what is the “FIESTA NACIONAL DE LA VENDIMIA´s” attraction and appeal. And it´s always hard to explain, since it is one of those events you really get to understand when joining the locals there, and experiencing the attraction and the seduction of...
For  6 year running, travellers have been invited to select the best European destination! From Amsterdam to Zagreb, the 20 tourist destinations which will feature most in 2015 have been selected, among which, Bordeaux (France). Porto, a Great Wine Capital, was elected in 2014... You can now select Bordeaux, another Great Wine Capital, as the best...
Wine Fandango, the latest addition to the growing group of gastrobars in Logroño, has just received the 2014 Award for Entrepreneurship sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of La Rioja. The award comes with a 3.000 euro cash prize. Wine Fandango is the initiative of four young adults with extensive experience in the wine and restaurant business -...
“The world's greatest wine region? If you're thinking Bordeaux, Burgundy or Napa Valley, it may be time to think again. Wines from Portugal's Douro Valley claimed three of the top four places in Wine Spectator's 2014 top 100 ranking — including the No. 1 spot awarded to Dow's 2011 Vintage Port.”, could be read on the online edition of USA Today on...
“We do love Lisbon, but Porto, Portugal’s second city, is going to be luring more visitors in 2015 as easyJet launches direct flights from Bristol, Luton and Manchester in April.”, says The Guardian. In fact, easyjet is the second airline to establish a base in Porto, after Ryanair, with an investment of 100 million dollars, increasing even more...
This 08 January at 18.30 the recognized "Paseo Yugoslavo" of Valparaíso it will become the most prominent space enogastronomic of the tenth great wine capitals  The sample consists of distinguished Casablanca Valley vineyards, which will show their best and most exclusive wines, which is expected to welcome all those who enjoy the wine world. This...

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March 9, 2015
This post, written by Britt Karlsson, participated in the 2014 Guest Bloggers' Program sponsored by...