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New Zealand celebrating 200 years as a wine nation

Congratulations! On September 25, 2019 it is 200 years since the first vine was planted in New Zealand. An anniversary...
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New Zealand celebrating 200 years as a wine nation

Cloudy Bay’s founder makes “revolutionary” wine in Bordeaux

David Hohnen is a renowned winemaker. He first founded Cape Mentelle Vineyards in Margaret River in his native Australia. He...
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Cloudy Bay’s founder makes “revolutionary” wine in Bordeaux

100 hectares of Swedish vineyards

The fact that you make wine in Sweden often surprises foreigners. This is understandable. It is not an obvious wine...
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100 hectares of Swedish vineyards

Swiss wines and winegrowers celebrated at the 2019 edition of the Vevey Fête des Vignerons

The Fête des Vignerons de Vevey, held in the beautiful wine region of Canton of Vaud four times a century,...
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Swiss wines and winegrowers celebrated at the 2019 edition of the Vevey Fête des Vignerons

Can California save its cabernet sauvignon from climate change?

How to best prepare for climate change is a major topic of discussion at vineyards around the world. Some people...
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Can California save its cabernet sauvignon from climate change?

The new “no sulphur” trend | New Brief out, #192 | The Wine & Wine Travel Newsletter

The new "no sulphur" trend There is a new trend, still in its infancy. But it will – most likely...
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The new “no sulphur” trend | New Brief out, #192 | The Wine & Wine Travel Newsletter

BKWine Brief nr 192, August 2019

The new "no sulphur" trend There is a new trend, still in its infancy. But it will – most likely...
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BKWine Brief nr 192, August 2019

Big wine fest: National Wine Day in Chisinau, Moldova, 5 and 6 October, 2019

On October 5 and 6 this year, the wine is the big star in Chisinau, the capital of Moldova. It’s...
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Big wine fest: National Wine Day in Chisinau, Moldova, 5 and 6 October, 2019

New Zealand’s vineyards vineyards grow, new numbers show

There is a new report on New Zealand’s vineyards and grapes. The area has increased by 2% and the country...
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New Zealand’s vineyards vineyards grow, new numbers show

Rioja puts more focus on origin and terroir, less on barrel ageing

Rioja is experiencing something of a renaissance right now. To some extent, it is thanks to young, dynamic producers who...
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Rioja puts more focus on origin and terroir, less on barrel ageing

 

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One of the oldest wine cellars in Marlborough, at Auntsfield, New Zealand

New Zealand celebrating 200 years as a wine nation

Congratulations! On September 25, 2019 it is 200 years since the first vine was planted in New Zealand. An anniversary well worthy of a celebration, don’t you think? It was the Reverend Samuel Marsden, Chaplain to New South Wales, Australia, who on this day in 1819 planted vines in Stone Store in Kerikeri in the […]

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Merlot just in from harvest, Medoc, Bordeaux

100 hectares of Swedish vineyards

The fact that you make wine in Sweden often surprises foreigners. This is understandable. It is not an obvious wine country. David Morrison, in his blog The Wine Gourd, has taken a closer look at the wine “industry” in Sweden. David is originally from Australia but lives in Sweden. He’s made a good summary of […]

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Britt Karlsson & Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 192, August 2019

The new “no sulphur” trend There is a new trend, still in its infancy. But it will – most likely – increase. You see it in France and probably in other wine countries as well. It is the “no sulphur” trend. Or to be more precise the “no added sulphur” trend. You might be thinking […]

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The traditional style restaurant at Asconi Winery in Moldova

Wine in Moldova: Château Vartely and Asconi Winery, two strong newcomers after independence

After the fall of the Soviet Union, Moldova gained independence. In 1991 the Republic of Moldova was founded. Since then, many new wineries have emerged. Two of the bigger ones of particular interest are Château Vartely and Asconi. Read our articles on Moldovan wines here. Château Vartely Château Vartely is one of the leaders in […]

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Chat Fou 2016, Côtes du Rhône, vin artisanal et naturel

(New?) rules for natural wines?

Natural wine is here to stay. And although the EU has said that there will be no official rules for this category, it does not prevent private groups from setting up their own. As, for example, Vinnatur in Italy (www.vinnatur.org) has done. Now Sébastien David, winemaker in Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil in the Loire Valley, is trying to […]

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"Languedoc-Roussillon, södra Frankrikes viner", av Britt Karlsson, Bengt Rydén, Per Karlsson

“Few books have made me long for southern France like this one” – about our new Languedoc-Roussillon book

It makes you happy when you read such things. “Few books have made me long for southern France like this one.” This is what Dag Sandahl writes in his review of “Languedoc-Roussillon, the wines of southern France”. Dag continues in his review “there are good reasons to read it and be fascinated by their knowledge […]

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Fredholms Vin Elsa, Spanish wine award

Fredholms Vineyard receives medals again

We congratulate Fredholms Vingård! It is not often we have the opportunity to write about a Swedish wine winning medals internationally… This small winery in the south of Sweden has once again obtained medals in an international wine competition. Elsa, a white wine made from the grape solaris, received a gold medal and the red […]

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Bertrand Gautherot at Champagne Vouette et Sorbee explaining

“Bad boys of Champagne”, and brilliant champagnes at Vouette et Sorbée

A vineyard visit in Champagne “Down here in Aube, we used to be called ‘the bad boys of Champagne’” says Bertrand Gautherot, winemaker and owner of Vouette & Sorbée. “But not anymore,” he adds, smiling broadly. Actually, there is no time for either tasting or visits, work in the vineyards must be prioritized, said Bertrand […]

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An old village in Rioja, Spain

Where is turruntés grown? In Rioja of course!

Yes, turruntés, not torrontes. Rioja is best known for its red wines. But that is no reason to ignore the whites. You can find them in different styles. They can be seriously full-bodied wines with lots of mouthfeel or fresh and floral everyday wines. To put white wine in oak barrels is an old tradition […]

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Britt Karlsson & Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 191, July 2019

Aroma wines and structure wines Sometimes a wine has a very small nose, does not smell much. We sometimes say a discreet or shy nose. Is that always bad? There is so much talk about smelling the wine, swirling your glass so that the aromas open up, dipping your nose deep into in the glass. […]

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Vineyard in Bordeaux with grass and grass removed

Corsican wine region bans glyphosate

The discussion about the future of glyphosate continues. It is very contested if glyphosate is dangerous or not at all dangerous (when properly used). In 2022, it will again be on the EU agenda, until then it is allowed. But France (at least the government, but not all farmers) wants to ban glyphosate before that. […]

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