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Generation Riesling, an initiative to increase the quality of German wines

BKWine met Generation Riesling, a group of young, forward-thinking German winemakers. There were many good Riesling wines, and others, in the presentation. BKWine’s Peter Cronström reports. The German Wine Institute recently invited us to an event to make us acquainted with modern German wines. They wanted to show that the […]

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Spring wine tours

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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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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Chateau Carsin 2003, Bordeaux

Château Carsin 2003, Premières Côtes de Bordeaux | Britt’s Wine of the Month

It was a delight to drink this red wine from Premières Côtes de Bordeaux. It did not cost much but it turned out to have a very good ageing potential. We picked it from our cellar recently and it turned out to be a fantastic wine with a clear Bordeaux […]

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Spring wine tours

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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Wine videos and other videos with your smart-phone and tablet computer

If ever you have recorded video with your smart phone perhaps you have hit your head on the same question as I. What “app” should I use to edit videos on your tablet computer? Early this year I started to use my smart-phone to shoot video. I also thought it […]

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Dramatic stories from the Cape Wine Lands | A travel story

The interesting thing about going to a wine region is not only the good wines and the good food. It is also the many personalities you get to meet and the stories they tell you. Teddy Hall is a wine producer in Stellenbosch in South Africa. He is a very […]

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Tio Pepe fino en rama Gonzalez Byass sherry

Summer (?) aperitif: sherry fino en rama

It is an excellent summer aperitif (remember the time?) but it works just as fine at any time of the year: We just finished a bottle of Tio Pepe Fino En Rama from Gonzalez Byass. This is a powerful fino with intense flavours. The aromas are those of a typical […]

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The grandiose and solemn Chapître Exceptionnel of the Confrérie du Vin de Cahors where 11 American sommeliers were dubbed knights

Almost every wine region in France has its own “wine brotherhood”, confrérie de vin. Cahors, in the South-West is no different. The Confreries is mainly a fun thing that is used as an excuse to throw parties and to make friends with people. At the 2014 edition of the Cahors […]

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Quinta do Noval 2012 Vintage Port

Quinta do Noval is one of the most famous port wine houses. Nowadays, it is owned by French insurance company AXA, which also owns several prestige châteaux in Bordeaux. Recently Quinta do Noval declared a new vintage, namely 2012. This year was not an obvious vintage for all port wine […]

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Mendoza – wine travel on a high level | A travel chronicle

A trip to the wine country of Mendoza is a fabulous experience. You will find large, spectacular wineries like Salentein with its art museum and smaller family-owned ones like Tempus Alba where they also do research work trying to find the best Malbec clone. The ambition is high everywhere. The […]

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The Organic Wine Show, or Millésime Bio, will be on January 26-28, 2015

Millésime Bio is in international terms a small wine show (or wine fair). There are “only” some 800 exhibitors. On the other hand it is one of the most interesting wine shows to go to. There are many small or small-ish wine producers and there are many that are aiming […]

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Lightweight bottles against climate change. Extra charge for over-weight to come

Have you tried lifting a box of 12 bottles of champagne? It’s heavy, I can tell you. Champagne bottles are heavy, but out of necessity. Too thin glass would not withstand the pressure in the bottle. But for still wines, how much need a bottle weigh? 420 grams, says Systembolaget, […]

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Revolution or evolution among winemakers in the Douro Valley? | A travel story

The Douro Valley, as in so many other places, there is a lot of talk about the new generation of winemakers. Per is sceptical; a region cannot change generations like that, all at once. But after meeting Oscar and Claudia Quevedo, Sandra Tavares and others, he starts to think that […]

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