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Veronica Gal from the Tibor Gal Winery

Egri Bikaver, new generation Bull’s Blood from Hungary | Britt on Forbes

It was some ten years ago since we were in Hungary. And then we went back recently. There has been a revolution in wine production in the mean time. We were thoroughly impressed by almost all of the wines we tasted in Budapest earlier this year. Eger is, after Tokaj, […]

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New Brief out, #143: International book award, bad wines, chenin promotion etc | The Newsletter on Wine

Cheap wines are sometimes criticised for being “blended.” Strangely enough, this is seen as something negative. But in fact most wines, almost all, are blended. More expensive wines are also blended. In Champagne they blend wines from an area as big as 30,000 hectares. In Bordeaux they blend 3-4 different […]

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Debate

Will the Champagne growers (CIVC) force a great supporter, Champagne Jayne, into bankruptcy with their bullying?

The despicable behaviour of the CIVC Champagne marketing organisation against a great champagne supporter “Champagne Jayne” is the name that Jayne Powell uses for her wine tasting and wine promotion activity in Australia. Or at least it has been until recently. The Champagne growers and makers association CIVC is suing […]

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Reviews

Vigneti La Selvanella Riserva Chianti Classico 2011, Cantina Melini | Britt’s Wine of the Month

A Chianti Classico exactly as it should be. Full-bodied, structured and balanced with fine cherry fruit, soft tannins, long finish and subtle oak notes. This is the wine producer Melini’s top wine. Riserva indicates that the wine has spent some time in oak barrels. The grapes for the wine come […]

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Welcome to BKWine Magazine!

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.

Take a few minutes to explore the plentiful contents by browsing the menus. You can find the ten most recent posts below. Under the heading blog you will find all articles and posts in chronological order.

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Vigneti La Selvanella Riserva Chianti Classico 2011, Cantina Melini | Britt’s Wine of the Month

A Chianti Classico exactly as it should be. Full-bodied, structured and balanced with fine cherry fruit, soft tannins, long finish and subtle oak notes. This is the wine producer Melini’s top wine. Riserva indicates that the wine has spent some time in oak barrels. The grapes for the wine come […]

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New Brief out, #143: International book award, bad wines, chenin promotion etc | The Newsletter on Wine

Cheap wines are sometimes criticised for being “blended.” Strangely enough, this is seen as something negative. But in fact most wines, almost all, are blended. More expensive wines are also blended. In Champagne they blend wines from an area as big as 30,000 hectares. In Bordeaux they blend 3-4 different […]

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BKWine Brief nr 143, July 2015

Cheap wines are sometimes criticised for being “blended.” Strangely enough, this is seen as something negative. But in fact most wines, almost all, are blended. More expensive wines are also blended. In Champagne they blend wines from an area as big as 30,000 hectares. In Bordeaux they blend 3-4 different […]

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OIV Award to Vinlandet Frankrike

Book Award #1: Our book “France, The Country of Wine” wins the OIV Award for Wine and Territories

We are very proud and happy: Our book “France, The Country of Wine” has won the prestigious OIV Award in the category “Wine and Territories’! OIV (International Organisation of Vine and Wine, or L’Organisation Internationale de la Vigne et du Vin) is a sort of UN for wine for all […]

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Veronica Gal from the Tibor Gal Winery

Egri Bikaver, new generation Bull’s Blood from Hungary | Britt on Forbes

It was some ten years ago since we were in Hungary. And then we went back recently. There has been a revolution in wine production in the mean time. We were thoroughly impressed by almost all of the wines we tasted in Budapest earlier this year. Eger is, after Tokaj, […]

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Esprit de Seduction, Saint-Amour, Pascal Berthier, Beaujolais

Uncorked: Good wines we have tasted recently, July 2015

Uncorked: Under this heading we collect various wines that we have tasted, and liked, recently. It can be wines that we have had during dinner at home, at wine tastings, press lunches, visits to vineyards, or other occasions. We describe the wines just with a few short sentences, tasting notes […]

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Oak aged vodka? Absolut and its latest declination Absolut Oak

An unusual vodka, descended from the ancient Absolut, tasted by BKWine Magazine’s Roland Eriksson. Our traditional Swedish vodka Absolut became a worldwide success. This was also one of the reasons that the then Swedish government sold off its state-owned and highly profitable producer called Vin & Sprit, and with it […]

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Chateau Ausone, Saint Emilion, Bordeaux

Bordeaux: Saint-Emilion and Pomerol, an introduction

Saint-Emilion and Pomerol are in many ways different from the aristocratic Médoc. Here chateaux are smaller, if at all they can be called chateau. The scenery is prettier with rolling hills and with the lovely medieval town of Saint Emilion, one of France’s most charming wine villages. The wines too […]

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A glass of Ricard pastis on a zinc bar in a cafe in Paris

Time for an aperitif?

Mixed drinks, or cocktails, are becoming more and more popular to drink as an aperitif and you can hardly open a food or wine magazine today without reading about it, or getting the bartender’s best tips. What happened to all the traditional southern French aperitifs such as Byrrh, Dubonnet and […]

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Macon Chardonnay Les Beluses 2012 Cave de Lugny

Chardonnay, a beloved globetrotter

Is there any white wine grape that is more loved all over the world than chardonnay? It may have a natural explanation. It is a grape that fits everyone. It is easy to grow, easy to vinify and easy to like. It can be grown almost anywhere. It has its […]

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