About Carl-Erik Kanne

Carl-Erik Kanne är aktiv Munskänk och pensionär med tid att botanisera och kommentera det allt större flödet av kvalitetsviner. Carl-Erik skriver om vinprovningar och vinarrangemang i Stockholm för BKWine Magazine. - - - - - Carl-Erik Kanne writes on BKWine Magazine on wine tastings with wine merchants and importers. - - - - -
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Vin de france Derain

New “vin de france”, an opportunity for new styles and new markets

For some years, France has seen its market share of wine sales decrease despite a growing total market. The decline has not affected the production and export of prestigious wines from established areas, but mainly concerned volume wines for the broad customer segments. (Vin de table) One of the reasons for the current trend was, […]

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What is new in Alsace? 24 producers and a blind tasting

Twenty-four producers in Alsace presented their new vintages in Stockholm. BKWine Magazine’s Carl-Erik Kanne reports. Once a year in Sweden the communication firm Sopexa organizes a tasting of wines from Alsace. This year, it was held at the Opera Terrace where 24 producers were present with their new vintages. There was also a Master Class […]

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Kanonkop winemaker Abrie Beeslaar (L) with CE Kanne (R), copyright CE Kanne

Wines with a bang from Stellenbosch in South Africa

Kanonkop is one of the most famous wine producers in South Africa. When the winery’s head winemaker Abrie Beeslaar came to Sweden he met BKWine Magazine’s reporter Carl-Erik Kanne and presented a selection of his wines. Abrie Beeslaar is a very well-known figure on South Africa’s wine scene and is focused on getting as high […]

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Pinot noir plants in a nursery

Oregon: a wide range of pinot noir wines (3/3)

Part three of three articles on wines from Oregon. Read part one here, pinot noir wines that challenge Burgundy?, and part two here, four wines that illustrate the style. After these preludes it was time for the exhibition hall and it felt appropriate to begin by tasting other wines from producers previously mentioned (see previous […]

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Pinot noir ready to be harvested

Oregon: 4 wines that illustrate the style (2/3)

Part two in a series of three articles about Oregon wines. Read part one here, pinot noir wines that challenge Burgundy?, and part three here, a wide range of pinot noir wines. So let’s get to the four wines and winemakers that Carrie Kalscheuer (Rex Hill Vineyards) and Maria Ponzi (Ponzi Vineyards) introduced us to […]

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Oregon, Pinot Noir wines that challenge Burgundy? (1/3)

Part one in a series of three articles on Oregon wines. Read part two here, four wines that illustrate the style, and part three here, a wide range of pinot noir wines. If anyone 30 years ago would have said that in Oregon makes just as good wines from pinot noir as they do in […]

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Gewurztraminer grapes in the vineyard

Favourites and trends in Alsace

Something new happening in Alsace? Yes, is my answer to that question after my visit to the annual wine fair in Stockholm arranged by Vins d’Alsace in cooperation with Sopexa. 28 exhibitors / producers, both old and new for Sweden, left many impressions which I would summarize in: Very varied wine styles Broadening of the […]

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Italy, Portugal, Germany, USA and Austria at Handpicked Wines

Two years ago, my overall impression from Handpicked’s range tasting was very positive.  It focused on smaller producers who had “something extra” that can make the difference in a large wine selection. (Handpicked Wines is a Swedish importer specialising in wines from small-ish producers.) It was therefore with great expectations that I looked forward to […]

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Domaine Eden and Wilde Farm

California challenges France. A duel of giants

Roberson Wine, an English wine company that also has an online store that even sells to Sweden, presented the challenge: France against California. Inspired by the legendary tasting in Paris in 1976, or perhaps taking it mainly as a pretext, they presented a number of top wines from these two wine countries, both red and […]

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Flor in a wine barrel

13 delicious sherries and an introduction to the district with Gonzalez Byass’ head winemaker

A broad selection of sherry with some gorgeous and affordable wines We say it again: sherry is a fantastic wine. There is a big span, from bone dry almost salty finos, to super-sweet blockbuster wines from the Pedro Ximenes grape. It is a wine that is often drunk as an aperitif, with tapas, but that […]

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Bunches of ripe merlot grapes

Five wineries and 25 recommended wines from New Zealand

New Zealand, the country that is as far away from Sweden (and the rest of Europe) as you can get on this earth – what can they offer in terms of wine? A visit by some 20 New Zealand producers in Sweden gave an opportunity to find the answer. BKWine’s reporter Carl-Erik Kanne was there […]

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Col d'Orcia Olmaia Sant'Antimo 2010

Tenuta Col d’Orcia, a leading producer of Brunello in Montalcino

Horizontal and vertical of Brunello di Montalcino with Count Cinzano Tenuta Col d’Orcia is one of the best known producers of brunello di Montalcino in Tuscany. They make several different wines, mainly red wines from the brunello clone of the sangiovese grape. Francesco Marone Cinzano is at the helm of the Col d’Orica winery. When […]

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Egg-shaped concrete fermentation tanks

Renaissance for one of the Rhône Valley’s big names: Domaine Jaboulet

An extensive tasting of Domaine Jaboulet wines from the northern Rhone valley. Domaine Paul Jaboulet Ainé is one of the great tradition-filled wine producers in the northern Rhone Valley. After a change of ownership a few years ago, there is also a lot of new thinking and new dynamics at this famous wine producer. Jaboulet’s […]

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Vineyard with tool shed in Burgundy

“New Burgundy” answers to the challenges from New World wines. Good or not?

Many things have changed in Burgundy over the last few decades. For example, today you can find wines where the grape variety is mentioned on the label, pinot noir or chardonnay. But with all the challenges from the New World wine producers in Burgundy have had to review not only marketing and packaging but also […]

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Sign indicating the start of the vineyard Chassagne-Montrachet

Matching Burgundy wines with food – Burgundy Master Class

Combining food and wine may not be as complicated as we sometimes have a tendency to think, but it is always interesting to think a little extra on what is particularly delicious. In addition, a focus on wines from the classic region of Burgundy in France is extra exciting. BKWine’s Carl-Erik Kanne met with Michel […]

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Calem vineyards near Pinhao, Douro Valley

Calem, a port house with a range of ruby, vintage, tawny & colheita

The port wine producer Calem dates back to mid-1850s. Today, like many other port producers, it is part of a group together with several other famous names. It has a wide range of ports, from young ruby to very old tawny. We had the opportunity to taste a number of their wines back to a […]

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Chateau Thieuley, Entre-deux-Mers, Bordeaux

Delicious Bordeaux wines at wallet-friendly prices

Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux at the Grand Hôtel The vast majority of wine producers in Bordeaux make wines at very reasonable prices, and often of very good quality. Unfortunately on tends too easily to only think of the now very expensive “classified” chateaux in the Medoc, Graves and Saint Emilion and their un-classified […]

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The other Germany: great wines from unusual German grapes

It is a bit of a trend in the world of wine today to look for more unusual grapes. We had the opportunity to try a variety of wines made from “uncommon” grape varieties, silvaner, weissburgunder (pinot blanc), grauburgunder (pinot gris) and spätburgunder (pinot noir), in a tasting organized by the German Wine Institute. Carl-Erik […]

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Wines from all around the world from the wine importer Vinovativa

Vinovativa’s 10th anniversary and grand tasting: Austria, Barolo, Bordeaux, Cahors, Douro Valley, New Zealand, Piedmont, Priorat, Saint Emilion, sherry, Tuscany, Germany, and more! Wine importer Vinovativa has over ten years positioned itself as one with a wide range of wines with wines from the world represented. At the same time, they focus mainly on smaller […]

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Handpicked Wines showcasing wines from Italy, Portugal, USA etc.

Our picks from the range of the wine importer Handpicked Wines Handpicked Wines is one of the smaller niche importers in Sweden . It primarily focuses on small producers with individual and characterful wines, according to what they say themselves. BKWine’s reporter Carl-Erik Kanne was at their showing of their range of wines. Here is […]

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