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Port tonic overlooking Porto and the Douro River

Does port need a boost?

The answer is probably yes. Many sweet wines are struggling on the market today. (Excepting of course those table wines that are sold as “dry” but which contain a substantial amount of sugar, sometimes well above 10 grams per litre.) Port is one of the great classic wines, one of the first wines in history […]

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Bourgogne, vinerna, distrikten, producenterna

The book series ”Guide to the World of Wine” nominated at the Gourmand Awards 2017

BKWine’s book series “Guide to the World of Wine” (Guide till vinets värld) has been nominated in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in the category Wine Tourism. Gourmand is an international competition for books on food and drinks. The awards ceremony, and announcement of winners, will take place in China on May 27. The books […]

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Congratulations Arvid Rosengren, Swedish world champion sommelier

Sweden has once again a world champion sommelier. The last time it was Andreas Larsson, who won in 2007. Now it was Arvid Rosengren who triumphed in Mendoza, Argentina, on 19th of April. Another Swede, Robert Andersson, was a semi-finalist. The sommelier competition is organized every three years by the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale. […]

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Vinlandet Frankrike in the OIV library

Discovery in the OIV library

The other day I was at the OIV, the International Organisation for Vine and Wine, to attend their press conference on the status of the wine economy in the world (follow the link for the article I wrote about it). It was an interesting presentation, as always, and always interesting to see what people conclude […]

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Per & Britt Karlsson, Vinlandet Frankrike, OIV book prize awards, with the OIV President

Receiving “The Nobel Prize of Wine Literature”

A few months ago we were at the OIV ceremony for their annual book awards. To pick up our prize. OIV is short for International Organisation of Vine and Wine (or Organisation International de la Vigne et du Vin), a technical collaboration organisation where most of the world’s wine producing nations are members. You could […]

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Book Awards #2, almost…: Gourmand Awards nominations for two of our books

We almost won an award (or two!) in the international Gourmand Awards (Gourmand International World Cookbook Awards) but not quite. We are still very proud to have been nominated to the international finals with two of our books. A bit like being nominated to the Academy Awards (Oscars) for film stars… (No other parallels between […]

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Biodynamic, Organic and Natural Winemaking; Sustainable Viticulture and Viniculture, “Best Drinks Health Book”

Beautiful Gourmand Awards for our book on organic wine

A little while back I could announce that our new book Biodynamic, Organic and Natural Winemaking; Sustainable Viticulture and Viniculture had won two Swedish awards in the Gourmand International Cook Book Awards: “Best Wine Book for Professionals” “Best Drinks Health Book” It has also been nominated to the short-list of the international competition so it […]

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“France, The Country Of Wine”, best wine education book

Our book “France, The Country Of Wine” wins award as best wine education book and an international nomination

With great joy I can tell you that our recent wine book, “France, The Country Of Wine, Trends and Tradition”, has won the award as “Best Wine Education Book in Sweden 2014”. It is the prestigious organization Gourmand International World Cookbook Awards that choose the book as the winner. (The book is currently only published […]

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Bag-in-box wines in a Systembolaget shop

Bag-in-Box now has its own competition

It is popular with wine competitions. These can be general, for a particular grape variety, for a particular region, etc. And now even the bag-in-box wines have their own competition.   on the 20th of March. In France, sales of BIB increase every year, especially in supermarkets. Also, many restaurants buy 10 litre BIB for their […]

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“Best Wine Book for Professionals” and “Best Drinks Health Book” Gourmand Awards for our Organic Wine Book

We are very proud to let you know that we have been awarded not just one but TWO awards for our book Biodynamic, Organic and Natural Winemaking; Sustainable Viticulture and Viniculture: “Best Wine Book for Professionals” “Best Drinks Health Book” Both awards were given in the Swedish qualifying round for the international World Gourmand Awards […]

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Swedish vineyard receives medal at the International Wine Challenge in London

One of the wine world’s most important competitions, the International Wine Challenge in London, was held in early December. The Swedish winery Vingården i Klagshamn (“The Vineyard in Klagshamn” in Southern Sweden) won bronze medals for two of it wines. One wine was Phantasmagoria 2013. This wine is made from late harvested Solaris grapes, fermented […]

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BKWine is finalist in the Great Wine Capitals Guest Blogger Competition; Ken Baldwin is the winner

This year’s edition of the Great Wine Capitals Guest Blogger Competition selected Ken Baldwin as the winner for an article about Rioja. A big congratulations to Ken for an article that talks about a wine region that is today very exciting. BKWine’s Per Karlsson was in the final heat of the competition with an article […]

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Young Bordeaux wine champions

Bordeaux has found a way to get young wine lovers to take an interest in Bordeaux wines. Since a few years back La Commanderie du Bon Temps in Médoc, Graves and Sauternes organizes “The Left Bank Bordeaux Cup” for wine clubs at business schools and universities. Initially, the competition was only open to French and […]

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Harvesting in the vineyard in Roussillon

The Holy Bacchus wine competition in Roussillon. Judging (wine) is hard. And easy.

It is quite fun to be part of the jury in wine competitions. It is also very good blind tasting practice. And above all, it is very humbling. Blind tasting is very difficult. In a way. On the other hand it is very simple. The only thing you can do is trust your own taste […]

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Press release: The new book on organic wines by Britt and Per Karlsson wins Swedish and international awards

“Wine and the Environment, Organic, Biodynamic, and Natural”, the latest book by Britt and Per Karlsson (of BKWine), has won two prizes. It was first named “Best Wine Book for Professionals” in Sweden. Then it was awarded silver, second place, in the category “World’s Best Educational Wine Book 2012”. Both awards were given by the […]

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Here are our beautiful “Best Wine Book in the World, for professionals” awards framed

We have not shared the beautiful pictures of it before, but we have mentioned it (I think even several times). Our last book, The Creation of a Wine (Ett vin blir till, in Swedish) first won the prize in Sweden as Best Wine Book of the Year 2010. We were very happy with that of […]

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Red wine in an oak barrel, Burgundy

There’s a competition for just about everything, malolactic fermentation for example!

“The Lallemand Malolactic Fermentation Wine Competition 2012″ – This is probably the most original wine competition that we have heard of. It was organized for the second time by chemical company Lallemand in Madrid in February this year. The idea behind the competition is to make people (wine makers) aware of the importance of controlling […]

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Best Wine Book in the World for Professionals from Gourmand World Cookbook Awards

Our “Best Wine Book” prize certificates

Bragging time? We have not shared the beautiful pictures of it before, but we have mentioned it (I think even several times). Our last book, The Creation of a Wine (Ett vin blir till, in Swedish) first won the prize (award?) in Sweden as Best Wine Book of the Year. Or if one should be […]

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Perhaps not quite the world’s best syrah but no doubt good wines

Syrah du Monde is a wine competition for wines made from the syrah grapes. No prize for guessing. As with all competitions, you can only win if you decide to take part in the competition so one should perhaps not take the part of “World’s Best” too literally. On the other hand, the wines that […]

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Participate in the Born Digital Wine Awards!

The Born Digital Wine Awards (BDWA) is a competition that aims to promote and honour good writing and imagery on wine that has been published online. It is open to anyone who produces content on wine online: wine bloggers, wine writers, video makers, photographers etc. The only condition to participate is that the contents have […]

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Are wines from Apulia set to become better known? BKWine to judge quality.

Apulia (Puglia in Italian), the “heel” of Italy, is not particularly well known for its wines today even if they do produce quite a lot of wine. It seems that the organisation Consorzio Puglia Best Wine has decided to change that situation. This autumn they will organise a big event called Apulia Wine Identity, to […]

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EasyJet and British Airways serve the best wines

A good idea not to focus on the business class wines in this recently held competition but instead on the wines served in Economy. How many of us fly these days in business…? The competition included 12 reds and 12 whites and the winners were perhaps not quite as expected: Winners for white wines: EasyJet […]

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Win a trip to the wine districts in California

If you live in the US you have the chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to San Francisco and the wine regions, with two nights at Mendocino. It is the American wine magazine The Wine Enthusiast, in collaboration with Mendocino Wine Company who organises the competition. It is not overly complicated – you just have […]

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The world’s best gamay

Gamay is the latest grape variety to get its own ”world’s best” competition. The ”Concours International du Gamay” (the gamay world championship) will take place on January 15, 2011 in Lyons. Unsurprisingly it is organised by Inter Beaujolais, the Beaujolais growers’ association. We hope that it can be a tool to spread the word that […]

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University wine tasting championship: ”20 sur vin”

“20 sur vin” was originally a wine tasting competition for the French Grandes Ecoles (the most prestigious university level schools). Since a few years back it has also been open to Cambridge and Oxford. For 2011 it will be broadened to also invite international competition. There will be contestants from USA (e.g. MIT Sloan, Harvard, […]

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We have won the prize for best wine book of the year!

We have just won the prize for BEST WINE BOOK OF THE YEAR for our book on wine growing and winemaking!! We are so happy and proud! Champagne coming at 19.00! On the book: The Creation of a Wine English edition next??

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Belgium wins international wine tasting competition

Belgium emerged winner in the wine tasting competition organised by the French magazine La Revue du Vin de France. Curiously, the winner of the competition has always been the country in which the competition has been organised and this year it was in Atomium in Brussels. There was even a Swedish team that unfortunately did […]

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Swedish-Spanish wine wins Gold Medal in the Concours Mondial

Being Swedish we have to write about this of course. Rickard Enkvist is from Sweden but lives in the small village of Gaucin in the mountains above Malaga on the Spanish south coast. Some years back he bought a vineyard and became winemaker under the scorching Andalusian sun. This year two of his wines won […]

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20 Gold Medals and one Great Gold Medal to Argentina in Concours Mondial

Argentinian wines reaped a lot of rewards at the recently held Concours Mondial (“Brussels International Wine Competition”): 20 Gold Medals and one Great Gold Medal were given to wines from Argentina. In spite of its name the competition was this year held in Palermo (and both Britt and Per from BKWine was in the jury […]

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The World’s Best Chardonnay

Such a title always needs to be taken with a pinch of salt. In any competition it is only those who enter that compete. In any case, the competition Chardonnays du Monde recently awarded medals to the best wines. Here are the ten top scoring wines: – Chardonnay Morillon Trocken 2008, Weingut Johann Schneeberger – […]

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