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The 30th marathon du Medoc will take place on Saturday September 13th in Pauillac, France. The Medoc Marathon is one of the world's longest marathon races, but the track is certainly one of the most beautiful, meandering through the most celebrated vineyards around the famous wine estates of Pauillac, St. Julien-Beychevelle, Haut-Medoc and St. Estephe. This year the disguisement theme will be "Countries of the world and their Carnivals"

The event will be held on November 7th. Registrations for the contest of local wine tourism have already been open; it is the prelude to the world competition.

For second time, the province of Mendoza will be venue for the annual meeting of the Great Wine Capitals. The event will take place from November 2nd to 7th, 2014.

These regions are: Bordeaux (France), San Francisco|Napa Valley (United States), Florence (Italy), Mainz (Germany), Porto (Portugal), Bilbao|Rioja (Spain), Cape Town (South Africa) and Valparaiso|Casablanca Valley (Chile).

The Porto City Council, responsible for Porto's Historical Centre, classified by UNESCO as World Cultural Heritage, has signed a cooperation agreement for the creation of the Portuguese World Cultural Heritage network, which gathers all the country's classified sites and monuments.

The Symington family has released 656 bottles of a Port that dates back to the arrival of their great-grandfather Andrew James Symington in Portugal in 1882.

Summer in Porto 2014 will be offering over 400 events to enjoy the city with your family until the end of September.
Music, cinema, dance, sports and many outdoors activities particularly dedicated to children, youngsters and families are some of the many suggestions made by the programme Summer in Porto 2014, organized by the Porto City Council, through Porto Lazer, together with several public and private entities in the city.
This summer you’ll have absolutely no excuse to stay at home…

The Grape Collective named Valparaiso a Top 10 wine destination! The article suggests places for eating, drinking, dining, and sleeping. Major Winemaker Grant Phelps from Viña Casas Del Bosque - Casablanca recommends wineries in Chile to visit. 

Enrolment process for the Worldsom Magister in Bordeaux is currently going on.

10 weeks courses taught in English, as well as tasting and dinners at iconic estates in the vineyards will take place in Bordeaux from 13th October 2014 until 19th December 2014.

The training allows wine and spirits professionnals and connoisseurs to recieve the Worldsom Magister, an International Sommelier diploma awarded by the Bordeaux Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

NOS Primavera Sound is back for the now confirmed fourth edition of the festival. Between 4th and 6th of June the Parque da Cidade plays host once again to some of the most renowned names, as well as emerging bands, in the national and international panorama.

The biggest festival of Port Wine is back to Vila Nova de Gaia’s riverside.
Commented tasting, Port with…, practical classes, cooking demonstration, Chefs´duel, unexpected Chefs, Port´s market, market for tidbits, Sunset Happy Hour.

See more: http://www.portowinefest.com

 

Chianti  Experiences investigates the transforming identity of Chianti from a rural to a post--‐rural region by taking into account the voices of stable and transient presences mediated by web--‐based ICTs.
In doing this it prefigures the possibility for upgrading current territorial marketing approaches –most notably experiential  marketing – by endorsing crowdsourcing processes and tools.

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