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Wine tourism events abound in the Rioja region.  Every week our cities, towns and individual wineries organize activities for visitors and locals alike.  Here are three of the most popular events for you to enjoy:  the Haro Train Station Experience and the harvest festivals in Rioja Alavesa and Logroño.

San Francisco wine tasting events offer visitors the chance to sample amazing wines from both local wineries and other producers from all around the world. Events range from the large Chronicle Wine Competition in February to smaller events such as four-hour wine walks in Noe Valley and the Marina neighborhoods. Here is a small sampling of events in San Francisco in 2020.

You could be forgiven for thinking that ‘La Place de Bordeaux’ describes one of the many beautiful 18th century squares in the city, but it is, less romantically, the term the wine trade uses for the unique way Bordeaux wine is sold.

Essência do Vinho – Porto

20-23 February, Palácio da Bolsa, Porto

There will be about 3,000 national and international wines from 400 producers available for open tasting, from 20 to 23 February. The 17th edition of Essência do Vinho is back to the imposing Palácio da Bolsa with masterclasses, wine tastings with commentary, including the “Top 10 Portuguese Wines”, previously chosen by a jury associated with the magazine Revista de Vinhos, food and wine pairings and the tasting of delicacies.

In Spain the holiday season is a marathon that lasts about a month, from December 8 with the Feast of the Immaculate Conception to January 6, the celebration of Epiphany.

The holiday season in Mendoza couldn’t come at a more exciting time of year: the peak of the summer, and just a couple months before the harvest festivities and vendimia. In many ways it is the blissful calm before the storm, and the ideal time to relax with friends and family enjoying the beautiful mountains and Malbec of Mendoza.

Verona, with its several cultural and gastronomic expressions, is ready even this year to dive into the magical atmosphere of Christmas!!.

Magical lighting, delicious food and festive atmosphere all over! Whether at the historical Christmas Market of Mainz, several other charming Christmas markets across the region or at Rheinhessen’s Best-Of-Winners – Christmas is in the air. And where else will you find the perfect match of Christmas culinary specialties and mouth-watering (mulled) wine in cosy corners than in the region’s award-winning wineries. So indulge yourself from head to toe, enjoy a winter barbecue or listen to festive Christmas sounds.

When the clock strikes midnight on Dec. 31, 2019, enjoy a sparkling start to the New Year in San Francisco or the Napa Valley. Here are our favorite places to celebrate.

Wine lovers love… Wine. Yes, a bit uninspired. Although Portuguese wines are! Portuguese wines are some of the most inspired and awarded wines in the world.

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