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Tasting Roserock Drouhin Oregon Wines, Eola-Amity Hills

Tasting wines by Véronique Drouhin Boss resembles attending a piano concerto – each pour an elegant opus reverberating with its own inner core of subdued structure and grace. This is a follow up to the earlier article Tasting Domaine Drouhin Oregon wines, Dundee Hills.  Recently, I was lucky enough to interview the wine maker about […]

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Roserock Drouhin Oregon vineyards, Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley

Tasting Domaine Drouhin Oregon wines, Dundee Hills

Véronique Drouhin-Boss’s wines unfold on the palate with a lithesome charm, offering attractive pairing options. These tasting notes are a follow up to the earlier article on The French woman of Oregon, Véronique Drouhin Boss of Roserock Drouhin Oregon. Amazingly, these wines run between $35-$45, tremendous finds for any Grand Cru or premier Willamette Valley […]

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Roserock Drouhin Oregon vineyards, Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley

The French woman of Oregon, Véronique Drouhin Boss of Roserock Drouhin Oregon

In 2013, Domaine Drouhin Oregon purchased 279 acre (113 ha) Roserock Vineyard in Willamette Valley’s Eola-Amity Hills. This acquisition adds to the 225 acre (90 ha) estate in Dundee Hills they established in 1987, and allows for a focused expression of terroir reflective of their Burgundy domaine, Maison Joseph Drouhin. Véronique Drouhin-Boss, Robert Drouhin’s daughter, […]

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Young people drinking wine in a wine bar

Young Wine Drinkers in New York and London, what they drink | Britt on Forbes

It is sometimes said that the young people of today do not drink wine. It may be true or not, but whatever the case it is very different from one country to another. A recent market report shows surprisingly positive numbers from New York and London. An overwhelming majority of the young people in these […]

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Harvest at Troon Vineyards, Applegate Valley, Oregon

Wine pioneers in Oregon, Craig Camp and Steve Hall at Troon Vineyard

I first met Craig Camp at a wine conference a few years ago. We follow each other on social media, but he really got my attention this past April with his post: ‘Leaving Forward.’ Craig Camp, late of Cornerstone Cellars in Sonoma, was ‘running towards’ Troon Vineyard in Southern Oregon’s Applegate Valley AVA. Intrigued, I […]

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Basalt on the Schug Estate

Schug Winery, a heritage carried forward with Axel Schug and Michael Cox

When “the Judgement of Paris” crowned Cabernet king in Napa in the late 1970’s, it proved a back-handed boon for Walter Schug, though he didn’t know it at the time. Schug would emerge a leader in the Valley’s wine community, and instrumental in helping form Carneros AVA, Sonoma’s first official wine growing region geared towards […]

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South African wines gaining ground in the US

Americans drink more and more South African wine and they drink higher quality South African wines. Sales of South African wines in the United States increased by 14% in the past 12 months and the value increased by 25%. There is an increasing interest in the US at the moment for small South African quality […]

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Wrath Fermata Chardonnay

Delightful wines from Wrath Vineyards

These Wrath Wine tasting notes developed from samples derived from my recent interview with wine maker Sabrine Rodems at their state-of-the-art tasting room tucked into the foothills of Monterey AVA. Read the entire interview with Sabrine Rodems på Wrath Wines here. Wrath Wines boasts a prodigious assortment of wines, wines borne of an epic knack […]

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Wrath SIP certified vineyard

Love in the wine at Wrath Wines in Monterey

What happens when world-renowned archaeologist Michael Thomas and phenom winemaker Sabrine Rodems join forces in the foothills of Monterey AVA in California? Artisan, bespoke Wrath Wines is what happens. BKWine Magazine guest writer LM Archer sits down for a talk with the winemaker. Named in part for the wrath of the gods that set Aeneas […]

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Small Vines Wines Baranoff Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

A Tasting of Small Vines Wines, Sonoma, California

Paul and Kathryn Sloan craft exquisite, small lot, grand-cru inspired artisan wines sourced from their sustainably-farmed estate vineyard in Sebastopol, as well as from a few select Sonoma Coast producers. The label on their bottles – a rendering of their vine’s roots and shoots, which mirror one another in height and depth – symbolize Small […]

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Meeting Paul Sloan, winemaker at Small Vines Wines in Sonoma

Small Vines Wines is a fairly recent winery in Sonoma, California. A few years back Paul Sloan stood at a cross-roads in his career, should he move to Burgundy to make wine or not? He decided instead to stay in California and make wines inspired by the wines of Burgundy. That was the beginning of […]

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No California Champagne in Napa Valley

Despite persistent attempts by France to bring about a ban, it is still permissible for Californian winemakers, under certain circumstances, to call their sparkling wine “California Champagne” (but not within the EU of course!). At the French Trade Minister’s visit to Napa Valley earlier in June, however, the wine growers there made it clear to […]

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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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Vineyard landscape with fog

Saint Helena, Napa Valley’s Holy Grail

No other wine region on the planet draws as much attention or visitors as Napa Valley. It is visited by some five million people every year, making it the second most visited tourist destination in California (Disneyland is number 1). Perfect for a day or weekend trip from San Francisco, Napa Valley awards one with […]

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Jasmine Hirsch from Hirsch Vineyards, Sonoma, California

Hirsch Vineyards, Sonoma Coast, California

David Hirsch was one of the first to plant wine in the coastal area of Sonoma County in the wine region known today as the Sonoma Coast overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The farm has nearly 30 hectares (68 acres) of cultivated land with pinot noir and chardonnay. It is a rolling landscape and although it […]

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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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Tasting wines by Louis Jadot

Louis Jadot’s new American adventure

Oregon and Burgundy with Jacques Lardière, Louis Jadot’s winemaker Jacques Lardière is the retired winemaker at Louis Jadot who could not keep away from making wine. He was recently in Stockholm to present Jadot’s new wine from Oregon in the United States and met with BKWine Magazine’s Peter Cronström. The tasting also came to include […]

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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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Barefoot, the bestseller in US

Which wine is the bestseller in the US? Looking at the top-ten list recently published by The Wine Economist, it is a wine called Barefoot, which is made by the large wine company Gallo. The average price for this wine is $ 5.64 and Barefoot made $ 622 million between June 15 2014 and June […]

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Lou and Roberta Kapcsandy with Lotta Lidén

Kapcsandy Family Winery, an in-depth tasting

By far the best tasting of this spring was when Lou and Roberta (Bobbie) Kapcsandy visited Stockholm. Lou is the American Dream personified. He managed to escape from Hungary and the embattled Budapest when it made an unsuccessful uprising against Soviet powers in 1956. I know many Swedish photographers who were there and risked their […]

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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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Black Stallion Estate Winery Bucephalus

A leisurely afternoon with Californian Black Stallion Estate Winery and the winemaker Ralf Holdenried

Once again I get an opportunity to explore more interesting Californian wines, a that state I think is getting more and more interesting. At least from a wine perspective. I am about to taste some wines from the Black Stallion Estate Winery, together with the winemaker Ralf Holdenried, a relatively new brand on the US […]

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Rick Sayre, winemaker at Rodney Strong Wines

Six wines from Rodney Strong Vineyards with winemaker Rick Sayre

When Rodney Strong was a ballet dancer at the Lido in Paris his interest in wine took off seriously. He decided to start a second career as a winemaker in the relatively unknown Sonoma County in 1959. It was the thirteenth winery in Sonoma at the time, with much pioneering work to do. Most neighbours […]

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Go West! The pick of the best from the American Wine Day 2015

American Wine Day 2015. The slimmed down version of the catalogue still extends over seven pages and lists more than 80 importers and far more producers and vineyards. It feels as if the West Coast just gets more and more interesting from a vinous perspective! How to attack such a trade show? I choose 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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To Kalon Robert Mondavi

To Kalon, a California study in quality, climate and soil in the vineyard

Three nearly identical wines from Robert Mondavi show large differences How is it that the prices of different wines can vary considerably although the wines are produced with grapes from virtually the same vineyard? What creates the quality differences within the same vineyard? When Dana Andrus from the Robert Mondavi Winery came to Stockholm recently, […]

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Natural cork, alive and well

Those who believe that natural cork is about to die out should probably think again. Not only do the major wine countries such as France and Italy, in most cases, prefer natural cork, now more and more winemakers in the United States are also convinced of the benefits of the natural cork. There is no […]

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A glass of sparkling wine

California Champagne and bullying Gallo

The best-selling sparkling wine in the United States, excluding champagne, is nevertheless a champagne. The brand André, owned by the giant E & J Gallo, is a California Champagne which also is clearly stated on the label. Since a few years ago, it is forbidden for wine producers in the United States to call their […]

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