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THE ARGENTINIAN HARVEST FESTIVAL, ONE OF THE BIGGEST WORLDWIDE WINE CELEBRATIONS

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 European destination for 2015!

No need to register, one click and your vote is in (one vote per person)!

http://www.europeanbestdestinations.com/vote/

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.

“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 15 December.

“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.

Despite the low temperatures, 140000 people turned the Avenida dos Aliados into the hottest place in town to the sound of Clã and Expensive Soul on the biggest “réveillon” the city of Porto has ever lived.

Porto is definitely mandatory destination for those who wish to spend an unforgettable New Year’s Eve.

UNESCO (United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization) recently added Bilbao to its Creative Cities Network in the ‘Design' category.

This international recognition allows Bilbao to join a select group of global cities recognized for design along with Berlin, Buenos Aires, Beijing, Shanghai, Montreal, Seoul, Nagoya, Kobe, Shenzen, Saint Étienne and Graz.

Other cities joining the Creative Cities Network in the Design category in 2014 are Helsinki (Finland), Torino (Italy), Curitiba (Brazil) and Dundee (Great Britain).

An exceptional harvest for this unique international contest celebrating wineries all over the world for excellence and innovation in welcoming visitors.

The 2015 winners of the Great Wine Capitals' International Best Of Wine Tourism awards were celebrated on November 6,  at Bodega Los Toneles in Mendoza, Argentina.

The Symington family saw two of its wines distinguished: the Dow's 2011 Vintage with 99 points out of 100, distinguished as wine of the year, occupying the 1st position, and the Chryseia 2011 on 3rd with 97 points.

The Quinta do Vale Meão 2011, a wine made by the Olazabal family, stayed on the 4th position, also with 97 points out of 100.

2011 was indeed an exceptional year for the Douro wine.

Porto’s Airport - Francisco Sá Carneiro -  will end 2014 with a new passenger record. After overpassing 6 million passengers in 2011, it expects to reach, three years later, seven million passengers.

The number was announced by the airport’s director Fernando Vieira, at the conference “Tourism 2020”, in Alfandega do Porto. "Until September, we had 5,3 million passengers, which represents an increase of 8,3%, and a load factor of 81%, which also represents an increase of 1,2 ".

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