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Britt & Per Karlsson's 9+1 books

Read our book(s)

We have written several wine books, nine at the last count. One of them has been translated to English; the others are (so far) only available in Swedish. This is the one that is available in English: Biodynamic, Organic and Natural Winemaking, Sustainable Viticulture and Viniculture All our books are on wine, but on different […]

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AdLibris ranking list for wine books

Top ten wine books: Top ranking on the internet

It’s fun with top lists. Especially when you are in the first place! I just happened to look at AdLibris’s (a leading internet book seller in Sweden) list of wine books. Our new book on Champagne is in the first place. Another book about Champagne is in second place, which underlines the popularity of bubble […]

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Champagne, vinet och odlarna, omslag

Launch of our new book: Champagne, the wine and the growers

On March 22 we launched our new Champagne book, “Champagne, vinet och odlarna”. This is Swedish (the book is written in Swedish) and means “Champagne, the wine and the growers”. The launch took place at a book store called Akademibokhandeln at Mäster Samuelsgatan in Stockholm. Big thanks to Akademibokhandeln for all the help to organise […]

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Champagne, vinet och odlarna, omslag

The launch of a new, different and unique book about Champagne

The new book on champagne, the wine, and Champagne, the region, has now been launched! It’s called “Champagne, the wine and the growers“. It’s our ninth wine book. It’s a different book about Champagne, in some ways quite unique. “Champagne, the wine and the growers” is a book that gives the reader an unparalleled insight […]

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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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Champagne, vinet och odlarna, omslag

Time for our next book: Champagne

On March 22 we will be launching our next book (in Stockholm). It is a different kind of champagne book. We do of course go into the details of how champagne is made, the grapes, the history etc, but in addition to that we give you a lot of insider information that is rarely talked […]

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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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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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Alessandra Piubello

A wine revolution in Italy: Alessandra Piubello, the first woman in the wine guide l’Espresso

In many countries the annual wine guides wield a huge influence over consumers. In France, for example, you have Guide Hachette and Italy you have l’Espresso’s annual wine guide. But this year, there has been a revolution in the Italian guide. The editorial team has been completely replaced, the focus is changed and the first […]

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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 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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The first review of Tuscany, wines, regions, producers

We have already received a review of one of our new books, Tuscany, wines, regions, producers. It is by Per Björgell writing in the BTJ newsletters. Here are some excerpts: “The book is a very nice cicerone for all who want to visit Tuscany, written by two experienced wine tasters and writers.” “The book goes […]

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How to describe a wine = gobbledygook?

In last brief we wrote about how to describe a wine in a way that makes people understand what you mean. We have received some comments from readers that we would like to share with you. A reader from Sweden tells us about an English wine writer who many years ago came to Sweden and […]

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Two New Books from BKWine: on Bordeaux and on Tuscany, in new wine book series

Guide to the World of Wine is a new book series that we have just launched. The first two titles in the series are about Bordeaux and Tuscany. The books contain easy-to-read but fact-filled information about wine regions and are richly illustrated. They are published by Tukan förlag. More information about the series Guide to […]

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Top ten wine travel destinations

What is your best wine tour destination? If I ask 10 people that question I would probably get ten different answers. What is “best” depends on what you want so in essence a list of “the ten best wine travel destinations” is not a very meaningful exercise. A bit like “the world’s top ten wines”. […]

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Christmas Gift from the Wine Spectator

For Christmas we received a small present from The Wine Spectator. A bulky envelope arrived in the post. It came from the Wine Spectator and contained two copies of their magazine. We don’t subscribe though. One of our businesses is photography, specialised in wine. Many publications, magazines, books etc, use our photography when they need […]

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TripAdvisor’s list of ”World’s Best Food Tours” includes BKWine Tours

“Miam, miam, experience the world with the world’s best food tours.” It is not our head-line. It is taken from the TripAdvisor article where they have featured BKWine Tours. Well, we are certainly very pleased and honoured to have been featured as one of the companies on TripAdvisor’s list of “The World’s Best Food Tours”. […]

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An interview with BKWine Photography on the Daminion blog

To keep track of and organise one’s pictures is important but not always easy. I have some 130,000 photo in my archive. With that I don’t remember it all. The shoe-box method is not sufficient. (Does it still exist in the digital age?) You need a cataloguing program, a so-called DAM, Digital Asset Management system. […]

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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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OIV Award to Vinlandet Frankrike

Book Award #1: Our book “France, The Country of Wine” wins the OIV Award for Wine and Territories

We are very proud and happy: Our book “France, The Country of Wine” has won the prestigious OIV Award in the category “Wine and Territories’! OIV (International Organisation of Vine and Wine, or L’Organisation Internationale de la Vigne et du Vin) is a sort of UN for wine for all the countries that make wine. […]

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Tasting at the Drop Shop wine bar in Budapest

Wine tours making waves in Hungary on Vinoport.hu

Hungary seems to be the flavour of the month, or rather of the year. And I hope that it will not stop at that. We have had the occasion to taste quite a few Hungarian wines recently (more about that later) and many of them are excellent! (Read for example “Uncorked, June” to be published […]

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BKWine now writes for Forbes

If you have read the Brief the last few months then you have probably already seen it. We (both Britt and Per) now since some time back write for Forbes.com. We write for Forbes almost once a week on a wide range of wine related subjects. Recently we have for instance covered luxury rosés and […]

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BKWine’s wine tours featured in M Magazine, with Piedmont

M Magazine may need a presentation for the non-Swedish reader. It is one of Sweden’s most successful lifestyle magazines for women. Or as they present themselves, “a magazine for mature, independent women”. In the latest issue they had a story on a wine tour in Germany and in connection with it they gave some other […]

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Carl Edmund on our Organic Wine book: “I am very impressed”

We know Carl Edmund as someone who is passionate about wine and about food. He is particularly passionate about wine and food from Champagne, perhaps since that is where he lives. He recently wrote a comment on our new book Biodynamic, Organic, and Natural Winemaking, Sustainable Viticulture and Viniculture that I just can’t help but […]

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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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Biodynamic, organic and natural winemaking. Sustainable viticulture and viniculture.

Press release: A New Book on Organic, Biodynamic and Natural Wines Gives the Reader the Facts

press release Paris, 2014-12-17 A New Book on Organic, Biodynamic and Natural Wines Gives the Reader the Facts “Biodynamic, Organic and Natural Winemaking; Sustainable Viticulture and Viniculture” by Britt Karlsson (text) and Per Karlsson (photography), of BKWine, has recently been published by Floris Publishing. As environmental issues and sustainability becomes increasingly a concern for the […]

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Pictures and videos from wine regions, wineries and vineyards

In autumn it is peak season for wine tours. This past autumn was no different. Many think it is the perfect time to go visiting vineyards. It is! (But travelling in wine regions in spring time is just as lovely, but different.) But not everyone has the time or the possibility to do it. If […]

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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 to find what?If you want […]

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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 journey for wine lovers“ Wonderful […]

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