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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.

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.

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!

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 entertainment?

Carolyn Martin at Creation Wines probably does, and she doesn’t need a corporate budget to put on a feel-good show.

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

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!"

This post by Ana Astrid O'Reilly is a participant in the 2014 Guest Bloggers' Program sponsored by the Great Wine Capitals Global Network.

- I think that this might be our exit but I’m not sure-, I said tentatively. I could never tell whether the signs indicated an exit or a service area. I’m not a very good navigator and Italian road signs got the better of me every time.  

- What does the sign say?-, my husband Sean asked.

- Cortona. But it has a petrol pump next to the name so I don’t know if it’s a service area or an exit.

This post, submitted by Ecotours Portugal, is a participant in the 2014 Guest Bloggers' program sponsored by the Great Wine Capitals Global Network.

The American group of Jim Wagner is fantastic! They visited Portugal and one of their best moments were in Douro Valley. They loved the tranquillity of this region, they were impressed with the chance to tread grapes and they loved the Port Wine.

This post, written by Per Karlsson of BK Wine Tours, is a particicpant in the 2014 Guest Bloggers Program sponsored by the Great Wine Capitals Global Network.

“In 1652 Jan van Riebeeck, the founder of Cape Town wrote in his log book that a certain Jan Blanx, arquebusier on the ship, was sentenced to fall from the yard arm [a boom half way up the mast] and to receive 50 lashes for having wilfully and petulantly defied the captain…” Teddy Hall tells us the story of one of the early settlers on the Cape, standing on a street corner in Stellenbosch.

This article, written by Bordeaux-based tour guide and journalist Maxine Colas, is a participant in the 2014 Guest Bloggers' Program sposored by the Great Wine Capitals Global Network.

All photos copyright Maxine Colas

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