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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

An insect hotel at a winery to encourage biodiversity

How to get happy bees in the vineyard

Making sure that they don’t harm the bees is vital for all farmers. Vines don’t need the help of bees for the fertilization, but there are still bees in the vineyards. The bees actually thrive

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

Spring flowers in the Domaine Gayda vineyards

The EU presents ambitious plans for organic farming

At the end of 2019, the EU introduced a comprehensive environmental program called “The European Green Deal” to make EU agriculture sustainable. Now, Commissioner Stella Kyriakides has announced certain goals that have been set up

Organic wines at Canet Valette in Saint Chinian

Large increase in organic wines in Europe

Between 2012 and 2017, the organic wine surface increased dramatically in Europe. In Italy, it increased by 84% and in Spain by 32%. Italy now has 106,400 hectares of organic vineyards, of which 30% is

Yeast fermenting the must

Wine without sulphites if you choose the right yeast

Some people see red when they hear someone say “added yeast”. But that does not prevent most wine producers from choosing cultivated (selected) yeast over wild yeast. There are over 200 varieties of Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Glera grapes harvested for prosecco in Veneto, Italy

Prosecco rosé is launched

It was expected. The strange thing is that it didn’t happen until now. Prosecco producers are now authorized to make prosecco rosé. Something many have long waited for. A prosecco rosé is made by adding

Cordon simple pruning

Large-scale viticulture, how does it work?

How is it possible for some wines to cost so little? Is it about mass production, about advanced industrialization? A new project run by Anivin de France, the association of producers of Vin de France,

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.

Glera grapes harvested for prosecco in Veneto, Italy

Prosecco rosé is launched

It was expected. The strange thing is that it didn’t happen until now. Prosecco producers are now authorized to make prosecco rosé. Something many have

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.

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