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Britt & Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 183, November 2018

Typical. Guessing right again…? They are easily counted, the times I have called a wine “typical” during the past year. But what is typical? Everyone who has attended a wine course has learned typical aromas for some of the most popular grape varieties: cedar and black currants for Cabernet Sauvignon, tar and charcuterie for Syrah, […]

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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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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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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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Alain Senderens

Alain Senderens: the people around him

Conversations with Alain Senderens, one of France’s greatest chefs In this episode: the people around him 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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Restaurant Alain Senderens at Place de la Madeleine

Alain Senderens: gastronomy and restaurants

Conversations with Alain Senderens, one of France’s greatest chefs In this episode: gastronomy and restaurants 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 videos […]

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Alain Senderens on Place de la Madeleine

Alain Senderens: Alain Senderens, a long career

Conversations with Alain Senderens, one of France’s greatest chefs In this episode: Alain Senderens, a long career 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 […]

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Britt & Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 180, August 2018

The importance of origin New appellations are added to the wine world continuously. And not only in France and Italy. The New World has also realized the advantages of designations of origin. It is no longer just the grapes that are mentioned on the label, but also where these grapes have grown. And that’s a […]

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Table setting at Restaurant Alain Senderens

Alain Senderens: Pairing food and wine

Conversations with Alain Senderens, one of France’s greatest chefs In this episode: Pairing food and wine 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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Alain Senderens

Alain Senderens: Senderens and wine

Conversations with Alain Senderens, one of France’s greatest chefs In this episode: Senderens and wine 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 videos […]

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Two "fruity" gin and tonics

A quick 101 on making gin-and-tonic

I imagine hardly anyone needs an instruction on how to make a Gin-and-Tonic, or G-and-T. Could it be the world’s most popular drink? But there are different ways to do it. For example, in this video, they use a blood grapefruit. Personally, I prefer a slice of lemon or lime. Some use cucumbers, blueberries and […]

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Britt & Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 179, July 2018

No, organic-biodynamic-natural is not at all like “in the old days” We often hear people say that organic (biodynamic, “natural”) wine growers work the way farmers did in the past. And that’s true in some ways. Synthetic pesticides – banned for the organic growers – have not always existed. However, crops have always been in […]

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Oak barrel ageing and fermentation cellar, Chateau du Tertre

What’s on at BKWine Tours (June 2018)

Autumn 2018 Champagne, September 26-30 Bordeaux, October 10-14 Douro Valley in Portugal, October 17-21 South Africa, November 9-19 Winter 2019 Chile-Argentina, January 20 – February 4, 2019 South Africa, February 16-24, 2019 New Zealand, March 11-26, 2019 For more information please contact us on email or on phone (we’re on French time), or go to […]

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Britt & Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 178, June 2018

To taste blind or not blind, that is the question. The answer is simple! Is it better to taste wines blind, semi-blind or open? That question has popped up several times lately. In recent months, I have been to wine tastings, wine seminars and in the jury of wine competitions, where that question has been […]

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Britt & Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 177, May 2018

The impossible and absurd objectivity No, it is impossible to judge wine after a neutral and objective quality scale. But first… Is it important for the wine consumer if a wine has a “medal” in a wine competition? Some think it’s irrelevant. Another point of view that we often hear is “a medal! Then at […]

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Vineyards in New Zealand

New wine travel destination: New Zealand

We have just launched a new and really exciting travel destination: New Zealand. The country is best known for its white wines made from sauvignon blanc (and perhaps also its rugby team?), but there are many other excellent wines as well, for instance exquisite pinot noir and powerful syrah wines. It is also a country […]

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Chateau Latour barrel cellar, Bordeaux

What’s on at BKWine Tours as of May 2018

Autumn 2018 Champagne, September 26-30 Bordeaux, October 10-14 Douro Valley in Portugal, October 17-21 South Africa, November 9-19 Winter 2019 Chile-Argentina, January 20 – February 4, 2019 South Africa, February 16-24, 2019 New Zealand, March 11-26, 2019 For more information please contact us on email or on phone (we’re on French time), or go to […]

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Vineyard with tool shed in Burgundy

An introduction to Burgundy, the wine region

“Burgundy… Say it. Feel it. Taste it. The word evokes a very special wine country and a very special wine. It makes me think of gently rolling hills. Vineyards all the way to the horizon. Winding roads. Small villages. Unique wines and superb French gastronomy. When I started tasting and drinking wine Burgundy was one […]

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