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Pingus and Chateu Rocheyron

Pingus, Chateau la Nerthe, beer, Bollinger and Maya Samuelsson

When Arvid (Nordquist) invites you to its annual brand tasting day it’s not just wine that is on the table. (Arvid Nordquist is a big wine and food import company in Sweden.) Wine is shoulder-to-shoulder with Tabasco bottles, coffee machines, Riesen candy and gluten-free bread, all presented by specialists in […]

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Alcohol sales to be allowed in grocery stores from April 1, 2015

No, it’s no April Fool’s joke. From 1 April 2015, it will be allowed for grocery stores to sell alcohol, wine and liquor, according to a recent decision by the government. In order to sell alcohol, food stores must meet certain requirements. The sales may not be too dominated by […]

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Debate

Are wine bloggers becoming just a megaphone for marketing budgets?

Wine blogging, as well as on-line (and off-line in print) wine journalism is changing. Are more and more blog articles just promotional pieces published just because the blogger / journalist has been invited to a tasting or been treated to a trip to a wine region? It all started with […]

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Reviews
Janny van Baars-Patteri at Cantina Giuseppe Sedilesu

Ballu Tundu Riserva 2010 Cannonau di Sardegna | Birgitta’s Wine of the Month

Cantina Giuseppe Sedilesu is in Mamoiada right in cannonau-country in central Sardinia. The vineyard which has been in existence for over 30 years, is family owned and has in the past ten years gone from producing bulk wine to become a biodynamic producer of quality wines. Some ten wines are […]

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Alcohol sales to be allowed in grocery stores from April 1, 2015

No, it’s no April Fool’s joke. From 1 April 2015, it will be allowed for grocery stores to sell alcohol, wine and liquor, according to a recent decision by the government. In order to sell alcohol, food stores must meet certain requirements. The sales may not be too dominated by […]

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Systembolaget’s profit Q1-Q3 = SEK 297 million

For the first three quarters of 2014 Systembolaget (the Swedish alcohol retail monopoly) made a profit (operating result) of 297 million kronor (32 million euro), a substantial increase over last year, according to a press release from the company. Systembolaget’s revenues (turnover) was for the first nine months in 2014 […]

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Spring wine tour to Bordeaux 2015

For the winter and spring season we have already had the wine tours to South America and to South Africa open for bookings for quite some time. One more tour is now on the schedule: Bordeaux. With that the spring program will be: Chile & Argentina in South America, January […]

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New rules in France for hiring harvesting workers

The harvesting machine today replaces hand harvesting in many places around the world. And harvesting machines are not only for simple wines. Small, efficient and gentle machines are also seen in densely planted vineyards where the grapes end up in prestigious wines. More and more grapes are harvested with machine. […]

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Louis Roederer Brut Nature 2006

Champagne Roederer launches Brut Nature

Champagne Roederer has launched a new champagne, the first since Cristal Rosé was launched in 1974. This new Roederer is a vintage (2006) without dosage, that is, with no added sugar, no “dosage”, and no malolactic fermentation. In other words, we can expect a crisp champagne with a fresh acidity. […]

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Natural cork, alive and well

Those who believe that natural cork is about to die out should probably think again. Not only do the major wine countries such as France and Italy, in most cases, prefer natural cork, now more and more winemakers in the United States are also convinced of the benefits of the […]

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Pictures, thousands of pictures!

We have many thousands of pictures in our archive at BKWine Photography. In fact, we have well over 100,000 photos. Today, many, both professionals and non-professional “amateurs” amass significant amounts of photos, not least with the ever-ready smart phone camera. But how can you keep track of them? Know where […]

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New Brief out, #134: Good harvest 2014, pests threaten Europe’s vineyards, and much more | The Wine Newsletter

One of the things you discover when you travel around wine regions is that there are many, many more wine producers than those that are well-known and internationally distributed. He who is content to just try the large, big-name, well-known producers misses many exciting wineries. In Sweden, that I come […]

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Eiffel Tower illuminated at night, Paris

France, the most popular country to visit. And a wine travel conference

France keeps the pole position as the world’s most popular tourism country. 84.7 million foreign tourists visited France in 2013. This makes France the world’s most visited country. In second and third place come the United States (69.8 million) and Spain (60.7 million). Read more on France as a travel […]

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A selection of BKWine Tours press mentions

Our wine tours in the press, on the travel blog

On BKWine’s Travel Blog we have recently published some press mentions that our wine tours have had. We are quite proud of all the positive words. Read more: USA Today: “Critically acclaimed and highly professional international wine tourism company” Huffington Post: “How to visit a vineyard” Travel Gluttons: “An exciting […]

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