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Karen Turner, Domaine Turner Pageot, Gabian

An insider’s tips on rising wine stars in the Languedoc

Languedoc wine estates to watch out for……. Languedoc is getting more and more exciting as a wine region by the day it almost seems. New producers settle here and prove – again – what fabulous wines can be made here. They follow in the path made by many established producers […]

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2015 harvest in France

The summer has been nice and warm in France, not least in the wine regions. So the harvest is early this year. In Languedoc they picked the first grapes already on the 7th of August. In Champagne, the harvest will probably start on September 7. The French Ministry of Agriculture […]

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New Brief out, #144: South Africa, exclusive Champagne and Napa and much more | The Wine Newsletter

It is sometimes strange to see how different trends and how media seem to affect our taste in wine. When they aired a popular TV series about Italian food Italian wines and travel to Italy became tremendously popular. We can see a somewhat opposite today with South Africa. South Africa […]

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Little Venice in Colmar

2013 Hugel Gentil | Birgitta’s Wine of the Month

Hugel Gentil is a workhorse of wine from Alsace, a wine with a summery tone. The designation Gentil means that it is made from a blend of the Alsatian green grapes. In this case, Sylvaner, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Muscat. The colour is so bright yellow that one could […]

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BKWine Magazine is for everyone who likes wine, travel and food. We have short news items as well as longer feature articles. Wine producer profile, wine regions explained, wine travel tips, restaurant recommendations, wine book reviews and much, much more.

BKWine Magazine is produced and written by Britt and Per Karlsson with contributions from many other enthusiastic wine writers.

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2015 harvest in France

The summer has been nice and warm in France, not least in the wine regions. So the harvest is early this year. In Languedoc they picked the first grapes already on the 7th of August. In Champagne, the harvest will probably start on September 7. The French Ministry of Agriculture […]

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Two new wine importers (in Sweden): Brix and Eletheria

We continue to keep our Big List of Swedish Wine Importers updated. I have just just received two tips on new wine importers: Brix Wine Consultants and Eletheria Wine Group. Two small importers but that might be interesting to take a look at. Brix Wine Consultants Brix seems to be […]

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New Brief out, #144: South Africa, exclusive Champagne and Napa and much more | The Wine Newsletter

It is sometimes strange to see how different trends and how media seem to affect our taste in wine. When they aired a popular TV series about Italian food Italian wines and travel to Italy became tremendously popular. We can see a somewhat opposite today with South Africa. South Africa […]

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BKWine Brief nr 144, August 2015

It is sometimes strange to see how different trends and how media seem to affect our taste in wine. When they aired a popular TV series about Italian food Italian wines and travel to Italy became tremendously popular. We can see a somewhat opposite today with South Africa. South Africa […]

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Karen Turner, Domaine Turner Pageot, Gabian

An insider’s tips on rising wine stars in the Languedoc

Languedoc wine estates to watch out for……. Languedoc is getting more and more exciting as a wine region by the day it almost seems. New producers settle here and prove – again – what fabulous wines can be made here. They follow in the path made by many established producers […]

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Lou and Roberta Kapcsandy with Lotta Lidén

Kapcsandy Family Winery, an in-depth tasting

By far the best tasting of this spring was when Lou and Roberta (Bobbie) Kapcsandy visited Stockholm. Lou is the American Dream personified. He managed to escape from Hungary and the embattled Budapest when it made an unsuccessful uprising against Soviet powers in 1956. I know many Swedish photographers who […]

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Five new wine importers

If you want to sell wine to Sweden you will need to go through an importer. At least if you want to sell through the monopoly retail shops or to restaurants. (Another option is internet wine sales direct to consumers that does not require an importer.) There are many, many […]

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An interview with BKWine Photography on the Daminion blog

To keep track of and organise one’s pictures is important but not always easy. I have some 130,000 photo in my archive. With that I don’t remember it all. The shoe-box method is not sufficient. (Does it still exist in the digital age?) You need a cataloguing program, a so-called […]

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Little Venice in Colmar

2013 Hugel Gentil | Birgitta’s Wine of the Month

Hugel Gentil is a workhorse of wine from Alsace, a wine with a summery tone. The designation Gentil means that it is made from a blend of the Alsatian green grapes. In this case, Sylvaner, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Muscat. The colour is so bright yellow that one could […]

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Vineyards in the lush landscape in Le Marche

New wine and food travel destination: Le Marche | The Travel Blog

On “the other” side of Italy, eastwards facing the Adriatic Sea, that’s where you find Le Marche. Just as breathtakingly beautiful as Tuscany but more calm and quiet. And not as well-known and therefore not as many millions of tourists as in Tuscany. But with just as delicious food and […]

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