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A success story: Les Cotes de Bordeaux | Per on Forbes

It is a mistake to think that "Bordeaux has become too expensive". In fact, bordeaux is one of the regions
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A success story: Les Cotes de Bordeaux | Per on Forbes

Grass in the vineyard, yes, but which grass?

It is amazing how different vineyards look today compared to 30 years ago. Then, there was not one single straw
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Grass in the vineyard, yes, but which grass?

Beaujolais is back in fashion | Britt on Forbes

Beaujolais has had a few hard years but it is now back in fashion. Today, the third Thursday of November,
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Beaujolais is back in fashion | Britt on Forbes

Climate-adapted grapes now allowed in French appellations

Climate change is a fact and the wine industry prepares in different ways for the future. INAO, the Institut national
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Climate-adapted grapes now allowed in French appellations

Shading gives wines with lower alcohol

Many consumers perceive wines nowadays as more alcoholic than they used to be. This is actually quite true. This has
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Shading gives wines with lower alcohol

The Wine Cube can help Armenia develop its wine tourism

Armenia is a little-known wine country although it is believed to be one of the oldest wine producing regions, with
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The Wine Cube can help Armenia develop its wine tourism

Ambitious prosecco and curious whites and reds from Villa di Maser | Britt on Forbes

Prosecco is producing more and more bottles. This year they will pass 500 million. People can’t seem to get enough.
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Ambitious prosecco and curious whites and reds from Villa di Maser | Britt on Forbes

Taking Sicily into the future with Tasca d’Almerita

Like a big green oasis she rises, Tenuta Regaleali. After driving on a winding, rough road and thanking a higher
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Taking Sicily into the future with Tasca d’Almerita

 

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Flowers in the vineyards in Limoux

Grass in the vineyard, yes, but which grass?

It is amazing how different vineyards look today compared to 30 years ago. Then, there was not one single straw of grass in the rows between the vines. Today vineyards are often vibrant and colourful with different plants and flowers to keep the vines company. But they also compete with the vines for water and […]

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Vineyards protected with a net against hail, Zuccardi, Mendoza, Argentina

Shading gives wines with lower alcohol

Many consumers perceive wines nowadays as more alcoholic than they used to be. This is actually quite true. This has to do with a lot of things (and not only global warming): grapes are harvested riper, wineries use better clones, consumers drink more wines from warmer climates, such as southern Italy, the New World, etc, […]

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Vittorio Dalle Ore, owner-winemaker at Villa di Maser

Ambitious prosecco and curious whites and reds from Villa di Maser | Britt on Forbes

Prosecco is producing more and more bottles. This year they will pass 500 million. People can’t seem to get enough. The yields for the simplest Proseccos are sky high, making the resulting wine sometimes a bit thin and tasteless. What can you expect with excessive yields?But there are different proseccos. There are excellent proseccos, if […]

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Vineyards and hills in Barbaresco, Piedmont

Meet the Queen of Wines, Barbaresco

Two of Italy´s most prestigious wines are the Piedmontese stars Barolo and Barbaresco. Both made from 100% of the autochthonous Piedmont grape variety Nebbiolo. It is easily recognized by its light colour, high tannins and perfumed aromas, but the two wines have some notable differences. The main differences between the two wines come from geological […]

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Britt & Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 182, October 2018

The most important factor for making great wines! We can’t control the weather. The weather determines the size of the harvest and, to some extent, also the character of the wine. The overall climate (the longer term weather profile) always affects the wine, regardless of the weather. Weather and climate must surely be the most […]

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OIV book prize awards 2018, Britt Karlsson and Regina Vanderlinde

Our book “Champagne, the wine and the growers” winning awards by OIV and by Gourmand International

In the past year, our latest book “Champagne, The Wine And The Growers” (“Champagne, vinet och odlarna” in the original language) has been acclaimed and won prizes in two prestigious contexts, by the OIV, the International Organization of Vine and Wine in Paris, and by Gourmand International in China. “Champagne, The Wine And The Growers” […]

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Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Burgundy wines

Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Musigny Vieilles Vignes and some other luxurious Burgundies from 2016 and 2009

One of the nicest events of the annual series of importer tastings is when Tryffelsvinet (a Swedish importer) presents the wines of Comte Georges de Vogüé with Jean-Luc Pepin. Comte Georges de Vogüé is a highly regarded Burgundy producer in the village of Chambolle-Musigny with 12.5 ha vineyards, of which 9.9 hectares are located in […]

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Cave cooperative Embres et Castelmaure co-operative, Les Corbieres, Languedoc

A cooperative is the leader in organic wines in France

The cooperatives are many and significant players in the Languedoc. They account for a large proportion of the production here. But to survive in today’s competition, they, like everyone else, have to invest in what consumers want. For example, in organic wines. That’s what Cave Héraclès in the Gard in the eastern part of Languedoc […]

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Wine cellar with barrels and frescoes

Loire, Greece, Oregon, Campania, Ahr, Piedmont, New Zealand and much more in Handpicked’s range

Recommendations from an ambitious importer’s selection For a wine enthusiast, it is important to keep an eye on what the various importers have to offer. It is with the ambitious importers that you will find exciting wines, such as the importer Handpicked Wines. The big grocery chains selection is often largely populated by moderately exciting […]

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Alma Gran Cuvee Bellavista Franciacorta

Italian bubbles, French orange, diesel from Corsica – unusual wines to try this fall

News from the Oenoforo’s range It is often outside the well-established segments that wine lovers can find the most interesting drinks. The regular big grocery stores’ ranges are often dominated by volume products, which are more often than not underwhelming. BKWine Magazine’s reporter Sven-Olof Johansson had the opportunity to taste a large selection of odd […]

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Chateau Phelan Segur in the Medoc, Bordeaux

The harvest 2018: Good, but not easy everywhere

It has been a hot summer in France, but the growing conditions have not been easy everywhere. Alban Rabasa, assistant winemaker at Château Vaudieu in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, says that 2018 is une année du vigneron, which means that the wine maker’s skill may determine the quality of the wine. “With a lot of rain in the […]

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Gambas a la Senderens

Alain Senderens: Inspirations and other countries

Conversations with Alain Senderens, one of France’s greatest chefs In this episode: Inspirations and other countries This is a video series in six parts: Senderens and wine Paring wine and food A long career in gastronomy Gastronomy, and the restaurant business People around Alain Senderens Inspirations and other countries The series is based on short […]

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Earthenware wine tinajas-amphora at de Martino in Chile

More diversity with exciting wines from Chile

People often say wines nowadays tend to taste the same. But isn’t it exactly the opposite? Take the New World. A few years ago, one might have talked about sameness. A few grape varieties dominated and the taste of the wines seemed to follow a certain template. But today it is completely different. New varieties, […]

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When the "blind" part is over at the VinNatur workshop

Lambrusco festival in Copenhagen

On September 29, Scandinavia’s first Lambrusco festival will take place. It is Carlo Merolli in Denmark who wants to promote this bubbly, easy drinking wine from Emilia-Romagna. Carlo comes from Rome but has lived in Denmark for a long time. Through his wine shops, he has taught the Danes to drink good Italian wines. The […]

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Britt & Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 181, September 2018

Sweet dry wine and the taste police A dry wine should be dry and a sweet wine sweet. That sounds obvious. But considering the amounts of not-so-dry red wines sold in the world today, one begins to wonder. In the past, people enjoyed drinking sweet wines more: sherry, madeira, banyuls, maury, port, sauternes… Yes, they […]

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Syrah grape bunch in Tuscany

Australia’s most popular grape varieties

Nowhere else is the dominance of a few grape varieties as big as in Australia. Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay account for almost 60% of the total vineyard area of 149,000 hectares. Syrah alone accounts for 28% of the planted vines. But perhaps a diversification is in sight. Both Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc are […]

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