About Per Karlsson

Per grundade BKWine tillsammans med Britt. Ryktet gör gällande att hans vinintresse startade redan när han var 11 år. Vinresorna och vinskrivandet tar även honom till runt 200 vinegendomar varje år. Per skriver om vin framför allt på internet för BKWine Magazine och BKWine Brief. Per är också professionell fotograf, specialiserad på vin och resor. Gå in på BKWine Photography för mer information om denna aktivitet. Sedan några år tillbaka har han breddat fotoverksamheten till att även omfatta videoproduktion. Han har bidragit till samtliga bilder, och viss text, till BKWines vinböcker. - - - - - 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. - - - - - Google profile: https://plus.google.com/117121939618015660274/
Author Archive | Per Karlsson
Swartland landscape in South Africa

A researcher studies wine and food tourism

We were contacted a little while back by a PhD student at Swinburne University of Technology in Australia. She is working on a research project concerning “foodies” and other people who travel for pleasure for food and wine. For example, what is important when one is travelling, what kind of destinations you prefer etc. She […]

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BKWine Brief nr 160, December 2016

Sparkling trends It is popular to talk about upcoming trends at this time of year. An ongoing trend that certainly will continue in 2017 is the world’s unquenchable thirst for bubbles. In 2016 Prosecco and Cava had an enormous success. Champagne has been doing well although the domestic market is a bit slow at the […]

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Our new book series “Guide to the World of Wine” wins first prize in Gastronomic Academy Book Awards, “of international class”

We are very happy and proud to have received first prize in the Swedish Gastronomic Academy Book Awards. Many thanks to the jury and to the publisher. And above all, thank you to you who reads the book! Gastronomic Academy Book Awards is the annual event for all food and beverage books published during the […]

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Capon at a market in Paris

Festive food: Paris shops and eats at Christmas and New Year | Per on Forbes

What is your typical Christmas and New Year food specialities? Many countries have something special for this season. Sweden has the Julskinka and Julbord. The United States have the turkey. In Britain they feast on Christmas Pudding and Mince Pies. In Italy, or at least in Veneto, Christmas is not without a Pandoro, or a […]

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BKWine celebrates 20 years of wine on the internet, since 1996

Sweden’s first website on wine? 20 years ago we started writing about wine online. “Wine on the internet since 1996”, as it says on our banner. We were – probably – Sweden’s first “home page” of wine. It was not called BKWine Magazine at the time, and a lot has happened since then. So this […]

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Fondue with poached egg, truffles, Pidieri Dolcetto and Castello Verduno

Truffles Fontina Fondue with a Poached Egg in Piedmont

Fondue is French and means melted. In cooking fondue usually means a pot of melted cheese that you can dip pieces of bread, or something else in. In Italy they also use it to mean a creamy sauce – or simply a cream – of melted cheese that you can serve with something. An excellent […]

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BKWine Brief nr 159, November 2016

Parisian café or Japanese sushi? How is the traditional Parisian café doing? Everywhere you look in the French capital, you see a sushi restaurant or a sushi takeaway where there used to be a café. As soon as a café disappears, the Japanese are there. We now have four sushi places 5-10 minutes’ walk from […]

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Guest of Argentina’s ambassador and minister of tourism

It is not every day one gets invited over to the embassy of Argentina, or any other country (although I was at the Portuguese ambassador’s residence in Prague earlier this year). Of course, one goes come rain come shine. In addition to pleasant company one can count on great wines and delicious food. Well, it […]

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BKWine Brief nr 158, October 2016

High or low alcohol Are you one of those consumers who think that the alcohol level in wines is getting higher and higher? Actually, this is an undisputed fact. Wine has more alcohol now than it had in the past. Some consumers do not care, while others look at the label and are horror-struck if […]

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Spring Bordeaux wine tour adds on to the long-distance winter tours

The just published wine tour to Bordeaux completes the winter and spring season wine tour program. The Bordeaux tour is a magnificent blend (a Bordeaux blend?) of luxury, gastronomy, and human scale family vineyards. For many wine lovers Bordeaux is the first port of call when venturing into wine country and this is an excellent […]

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The La Spinetta wine cellar in Piedmont

“It can’t get any better!” says a customer

We love hearing from our guest, the travellers, on our tours. This past autumn we had a wine tour to the Piedmont (or Piemonte if we stick to Italian). It had of course plenty of winery visits, vineyards, and tastings but it also included a visit to the famous truffles market in Alba with the […]

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Two tales from the wine regions in Chile and Argentina

Kathy Merchant, an American wine writer, travelled with us on our latest South America wine tour. She has written two travel stories on what she experienced in Chile and in Argentina, stories that are now published on our travel blog. The world should catch up with wines from Chile!  – one can only agree – […]

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BKWine Brief nr 157, September 2016

Aromatized wine? Flavoured yeast? Luxury wines without oak? On our trip to the southern Rhone Valley last week we tasted the unfermented grape juice from freshly harvested Grenache. It was delicious and sweet. But it didn’t taste like a wine, of course. A wine’s flavour is developed during the fermentation. Aromas that are already present […]

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Indigenous World Winery in Okanagan Valley

Focus on quality wines and tourism at a new Okanagan winery, Indigenous World Winery

Indigenous World Winery opened its doors earlier this year. It is located on the west shore of the Okanaga Lake in the Okanaga Valley, a good three hour’s drive east of Vancouver. It is only the second aboriginal owned winery in the Okanagan. Although the winery was only recently opened for visits they have been […]

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An update on our wine tours (September 2017)

What’s on at BKWine Tours Champagne, September 14-18 Bordeaux, September 28 – October 2 Douro Valley, October 12-16 Chile and Argentina in South America, January 28 – February 12, 2017 South Africa, February 24 – March 7, 2017, with Safari add-on and Golf add-on Champagne, April 19-23, 2017 Bordeaux, May 3-7, 2017 For more information […]

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BKWine Brief nr 156, August 2016

Terroir, desirable or despicable? It is interesting to see how a word can be reassessed. Take the word terroir. A word that every wine lover uses about ten times a day. And always in a very positive spirit. A wine that tastes of its terroir is a successful wine, a wine that stands out, a […]

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Amazon wine book recommendations

Organic and biodynamic wine book on Amazon

Books from BKWine and two wine university professors If you are an Amazon customer you know that they regularly come with suggestions of new purchases . Sometimes they are surprising and sometimes they are spot on. We often buy wine books of course. We have quite a few, probably a bigger wine library than most. […]

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500,000 views on BKWine TV

”BKWine TV” is our video channel on Youtube. Lately we have not been very good at publishing new video material. It takes a lot of time to edit videos so have not quite been able to keep up with all the raw material that we have (any video editing volunteers?). But every once in a […]

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We have written a number of books

I thought it would be a good idea to update you on our book writing activity. Apart from organising wine tours and writing about wine as wine journalists we have written a number of books. We have written several wine books: Bordeaux, wines, regions, producers, a wine lover’s introduction to the world’s most famous wine […]

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Wine Tour update July-August 2017: what’s on

What’s on at BKWine Tours Champagne, September 14-18 Bordeaux, September 28 – October 2 Douro Valley, October 12-16 Chile and Argentina in South America, January 28 – February 12, 2017 South Africa, February 24 – March 7, 2017 For more information please contact us on email or on phone (we’re on French time), or go […]

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BKWine Brief nr 155, July 2016

True or not true? You can find tons of information about wine on the Internet. Who look things up in books nowadays? (Actually, as we write wine books, we hope that many do!) It is practical to be able to find everything quickly and smoothly in your computer or phone, but it is also dangerous. […]

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Wine terminology, as group dynamics, is not easy. Septic, what is it?

Everyone who tastes wine tend to develop personal references. Descriptions are often also specific to different groups. In Sweden and England Bordeaux wines are sometimes characterised with “stables”, but if you say that to a Bordeaux producer he will be offended. We had a question a while back about a term that sometimes occur in […]

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BKWine Brief nr 154, June 2016

The respect for a fine wine Wine drinking has been democratized in the last 50 years. There are today wines in all price ranges, for all budgets, for all kinds of consumers. Screwcaps and bag in boxes have eliminated the ceremonial opening and serving of a wine. But one thing remains. The respect for the […]

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Picking grapes on goblet vines in Beaujolais

Is manual harvest really better than mechanical harvest? No!

Facts and myths about hand and machine picking Let’s start with clearing up one of the basic misconceptions. It is not true that manual harvest is better than mechanical harvest. However, manual harvest can sometimes be better than mechanical harvest. But the opposite is also true: Mechanical harvest can be better than manual harvest. Sometimes. […]

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New wine hierarchy in Languedoc

The Languedoc growers have long been planning a structuring of the different appellations in a hierarchy. Earlier they planned to have a top appellation category called “grand cru”. However, they were rapped on the knuckles by the INAO. Grand cru, they may not use. When I was recently in the Languedoc for their annual primeur […]

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How do you make rosé? Facts and fails.

This is rosé season. Or should be. We’re having a rather cold spring in Paris. Rosé has in recent years become incredibly popular. Incredibly is the right word. So let’s take a look at how rosé is made. This seems to be needed; it seems to be a very misunderstood area… There are three ways […]

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The easiest game in town: food and wine pairing | New Brief out, #153 | The Wine Newsletter

Some who have just recently entered the world of wine, new wine lovers, recent wine enthusiasts, sometimes says that it is so “difficult” to taste wine. On the contrary! It is the easiest thing in the world to taste wine. The most important thing when you taste wine is if you like it or not, […]

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BKWine Brief nr 153, May 2016

Some who have just recently entered the world of wine, new wine lovers, recent wine enthusiasts, sometimes says that it is so “difficult” to taste wine. On the contrary! It is the easiest thing in the world to taste wine. The most important thing when you taste wine is if you like it or not, […]

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Douro River, Vila Nova de Gaia and Na Sra da Serra do Pilar

What’s on at BKWine Tours

Champagne, September 14-18 Bordeaux, September 28 – October 2 Douro Valley, October 12-16 Chile and Argentina in South America, January 28 – February 12, 2017 South Africa, February 24 – March 7, 2017 For more information please contact us on email or on phone (we’re on French time), or go to our wine travel site […]

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The Finest Wines of Champagne, by Michael Edwards

Champagne by Michael Edwards | book review

“The Finest Wines of Champagne” by Michael Edwards is an excellent introduction to the bubbly wines from northern France. The book focuses primarily on presenting a number of the most famous producers, many of the famous houses are included and some independent growers. The selection is not overwhelmingly original, it’s mostly old classic acquaintances, but […]

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