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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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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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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

A new Barrique Restaurant in Gothenburg

We have enjoyed Barrique Restaurant & Wine Bar at their different locations in Gothenburg. Recently a new Barrique Restaurant opened on Berzelii street. We had dinner there just a few weeks after the opening and we were not disappointed. Not this time either. We have never been disappointed with Barrique. […]

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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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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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Dazzlingly beautiful videos from the Douro Valley vineyards

The Douro Valley makes some outstanding wines but it is also a spectacularly beautiful landscape. The river meanders through a landscape where wine growing has put its mark almost everywhere. Whichever way you look there are steep hills, incredibly steep hills, with narrow terraces. The terraces are sometimes no more […]

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French wine exports 2013: stable

The French wine exports brought in 7.81 billion euro in 2013, roughly the same figure as in 2012. Thus the large increases in value we saw between 2009 and 2012 (+12% per year) are over, at least for the moment. The exported volume in 2013 was 14.54 million hectolitres. Figures […]

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South African wine exports: UK leads, France makes a surprising appearance

Great Britain is still the biggest importer of South African wine. The country takes almost a quarter of the South African exports. Germany, however, has increased its exports of South African wine and is now not far behind the UK. Exports of bulk wine from South Africa are increasing and […]

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Nicolas Feuillatte dies, 88 years old

Sometimes you wonder who the person behind the name is, or if there is a person at all. In the case of Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte there really was a person named Nicolas Feuillatte. He was an enterprising man who created his own champagne brand before he teamed up with what […]

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California Champagne and bullying Gallo

The best-selling sparkling wine in the United States, excluding champagne, is nevertheless a champagne. The brand André, owned by the giant E & J Gallo, is a California Champagne which also is clearly stated on the label. Since a few years ago, it is forbidden for wine producers in 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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