BKWine was founded by Britt and Per Karlsson in the early 2000s. Both have been wine lovers for longer than they care to remember. They both live in Paris since many years back.
Britt is co-founder of BKWine. She is a respected wine journalist and wine writer, published in wine magazine in Scandinavia and internationally.
She has written three books on wine, together with her husband, one of which has won the prize as “Best Wine Book of the Year” (all categories) in Sweden as well as the “World’s Best Wine Book for Professionals”.
Each year she visits some 200 wineries on her travels. She has travelled in wine country in most corners of the world, even in China and Brazil.
When she is not travelling in wine regions she is often seen giving wine tastings, courses and seminars.
She is also the one who does most of the tour planning for the BKWine wine tours and she is the one to talk to if you want to discuss a custom designed tour. She has organised and led hundreds of wine tours.
In 2011 Britt was named Wine Personality of the Year by the world’s biggest wine tasting association, Munskankarna, an honour bestowed on people having made substantial contribution to the wine world.
Per is co-founder together with his wife Britt of BKWine. Rumour has it that his interest in wine started already when he was 11. Just like Britt he visits some 200 wineries each year on wine tours and for journalistic research. He writes about wine primarily online on BKWine Magazine and in the BKWine Brief.
Per is also a professional photographer, specialising in wine and travel photography. See BKWine Photography for more on this. Since a few years back he has also branched out into video production on the same subject. He has contributed all images, and some text, to BKWine’s wine books.
Before creating BKWine he had a long career in marketing and international business development in the technology industry (his unusual parcours includes an MSc in physics and an MBA from Insead).
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