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Douro is not just about the big names in wine. Discovering the whole of the region is the idea behind the 2016 Douro Fair which will take place on the weekend of 25 and 26 June at the Quinta de Nápoles (Niepoort). 

Weekend Chile wine tour – ask Decanter

 

The Great Wine Capitals pavilion will feature tourist information about each member city and wine region as well as daily contests to measure visitors’ knowledge about wine and great wine capitals’ regions, with an attractive range of prizes for the winners.

Bodegas Franco-Españolas, one of Rioja’s most creative wine tourism innovators, has announced its 2016 Summer Cinema program.  This year’s program features:

June 16:     Les vacances de Monsieur Hulot (Jacques Tati)

June 23:     À bout de souffle (Jean-Luc Godard)

June 30:     La nuit américaine (François Truffaut)

July 7:        La Isla bonita (Fernando Colomo)

Each session will feature an introduction to the film and a music show by disc jockey Maldeamores DJ.

South Australian wineries recently won four gold medals at the Concours International des Cabernets, held in April 2016 in Paris, including World’s Best Cabernet from McLaren Vale’s Penny’s Hill winery.  

 

"A unique party in a unique city" is the vow made in the programme prepared by the council and which this year will take myriad forms, interweaving the tradition of this ancient festa and its folk references with new and surprising forms of entertainment and involvement in the public space. 

On May 31st took place the inauguration of the Cité du Vin in Bordeaux, an world wine center dedicated to the culture of wine... It just opened to public opening on June 1st!

A positive trend in the Cape winelands has been a shift towards a ‘farm to table’ ethos, with properties such as Babylonstoren, La Motte, Oak Valley, Spier and Waterkloof having paved the way for others to follow.

Valparaiso held its fourth Harvest Festival with an attendance of more than 40 thousand wine lovers and 20 ambassadors

On April 8, the Rioja Regulatory Council rated the 2015 vintage in the Rioja DOCa ‘very good’ following tastings and chemical analyses of over 4,454 samples taken directly from vats at Rioja wineries.

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