Author: Per Karlsson

Swedish. Per is co-founder together with his wife Britt of BKWine. Rumour has it that his interest in wine started already when he was 11. Just like Britt he visits some 200 wineries each year on wine tours and for journalistic research. He writes about wine primarily online on BKWine Magazine and in the BKWine Brief. Per is also a professional photographer, specialising in wine and travel photography. See BKWine Photography for more on this. Since a few years back he has also branched out into video production on the same subject. He has contributed all images, and some text, to BKWine’s wine books.
Vineyards on steep slopes and a village on the Mosel River, Germany

The new German wine classification | Per on Forbes

Germany introduces a wine hierarchy based on geography Germany has introduced a new “classification” system for its wines, under the name Qualitätswein. It creates a hierarchy of wines – Area, Region, Village and Vineyard –

The Japanese Saké Bible by Brian Ashcraft, published by Tuttle

The Japanese Saké Bible | book review

Not only wine is worth drinking. Saké too. That is certainly Brian Ashcraft’s conviction. He tries to convey all his passion for sake and all his knowledge (or at least a good part of it)

Old bottles from the Goering collection at Cricova, Moldova

Wine is not just a drink | New Brief #207

Were we wrong when we said last month that you should not over-estimate the value of ageing wine? (Do you have ageing-mania?) Cellaring wine doesn’t always give you what you wish for. One reader commented:

Britt Karlsson & Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 206, October 2020

–– The newsletter on wine and wine travel –– –– Read by wine lovers and wine professionals all over the world –– –– On the internet since 1996 –– Do you have ageing-mania? Many people

Britt Karlsson & Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 205, September 2020

–– The newsletter on wine and wine travel –– –– Read by wine lovers and wine professionals all over the world –– –– On the internet since 1996 –– How do trends in the wine

A vineyard with plenty of weed and flowers in spring, La Clape, Languedoc

Organic wines in a video master class with WineEd

Organic wine is becoming increasingly popular. Many consumers look for it and many producers convert to become organic. But what is it really, organic wine? On this web conference video masterclass we explain what it

Britt Karlsson & Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 204, August 2020

–– The newsletter on wine and wine travel –– –– Read by wine lovers and wine professionals all over the world –– –– On the internet since 1996 –– Unnecessary and vital items in the

One of the world's most amazing bookshops: El Ateneo Grand Splendid in a converted theatre, Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Wine Media Conference 2020 is about to kick-off

The Wine Media Conference (WMC), what was once called the Wine Bloggers Conference, has moved online this year and is available for everyone, free of charge. It will be three days of conferences – webinars

Vineyards in the Prosecco region in Veneto in Italy

Current situation with wine tours and The Brief

An excerpt from the introduction of the latest BKWine Brief: In July, we usually arrange the very last details for the autumn wine tours. So again, this year. The big difference this year is, as

Britt Karlsson & Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 203, July 2020

Creative ideas for new times Creativity thrives in crises. That’s how the saying goes, isn’t it? We hope so. Because the wine industry will need all the ingenuity, it can muster. The wine world is

Britt Karlsson & Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 202, June 2020

It’s great to have access to all this wine information… But watch out! Most things we want to know about today, we can google in a few seconds. It’s terrific and it’s hard to imagine

Britt Karlsson & Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 201, May 2020

Is the consumer just paying lip service in the enthusiasm for environmentally friendly and sustainability? Or are we approaching a paradigm shift? Temperature control is one of the most important technological improvements ever in the

After lunch, at Col d'Orcia, Montalcino, Tuscany

The 200th issue of our wine newsletter

Quoted from our introduction to the BKWine Brief number 200: “Newsletter number 200! It was not something we planned when we started. 200 monthly newsletters. The first, BKWine Brief Nr 1, was in May 2003.

Britt Karlsson & Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 200, April 2020

Chardonnay, the swan that became an ugly duckling? …and… Issue 200 …and… Where are we now? This will be a long Brief, so save it and read when you have the time. Let’s start with

Britt Karlsson & Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 206, October 2020

–– The newsletter on wine and wine travel –– –– Read by wine lovers and wine professionals all over the world –– –– On the

Britt Karlsson & Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 205, September 2020

–– The newsletter on wine and wine travel –– –– Read by wine lovers and wine professionals all over the world –– –– On the

Britt Karlsson & Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 204, August 2020

–– The newsletter on wine and wine travel –– –– Read by wine lovers and wine professionals all over the world –– –– On the

Britt Karlsson & Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 203, July 2020

Creative ideas for new times Creativity thrives in crises. That’s how the saying goes, isn’t it? We hope so. Because the wine industry will need

Britt Karlsson & Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 202, June 2020

It’s great to have access to all this wine information… But watch out! Most things we want to know about today, we can google in

Britt Karlsson & Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 201, May 2020

Is the consumer just paying lip service in the enthusiasm for environmentally friendly and sustainability? Or are we approaching a paradigm shift? Temperature control is

After lunch, at Col d'Orcia, Montalcino, Tuscany

The 200th issue of our wine newsletter

Quoted from our introduction to the BKWine Brief number 200: “Newsletter number 200! It was not something we planned when we started. 200 monthly newsletters.

Britt Karlsson & Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 200, April 2020

Chardonnay, the swan that became an ugly duckling? …and… Issue 200 …and… Where are we now? This will be a long Brief, so save it

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