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.


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" award in the restaurant category in 2007 by the Great Wine Capitals Global Network.

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.

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 Barcelona, it is now the moment to spread the Porto Marathon in Paris gathering more participants to the Porto race. The Porto Marathon will take place on 8 November and registrations are already open.

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, Bilbao | Rioja will host the Network’s Annual General Meeting with a range of activities related to the world of wine.

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 production process but also meet the winemakers and share their passion.

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 southwest of Barcelona.  He quickly recognized the potential of the slate soil, climate and grapes of this wild region and began to produce miniscule amounts of wine that soon caught the attention of the trade and press around the world.

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.

The Eiffel Tower, the Coliseum of Rome, the Buckingham Palace, the Acropolis and the “Sagrada Familia” in Barcelona have this year another opponent in the competition as world’s best tourist attraction: the Ribeira of Porto (Porto's riverside).

The 2015 harvest signalled a significant ten year milestone for Waterkloof – the biodynamic wine estate overlooking False Bay in Somerset West – as it celebrates a decade of winemaking and working in harmony with nature to craft wines of vitality, individuality and sustainability.