Category: BKWine Brief Archive

Britt Karlsson and Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 245, January 2024

— How many fruits, flowers and adjectives do you want? — It is quite difficult to describe flavours so that others can understand. Flavours, especially when it comes to wine, are mostly described with similes.

Britt Karlsson and Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 244, December 2023

— Not yet time to abandon the New World — In the US, the big news from the wine world this week has been that the American Court of Master Sommeliers is said to have

Britt Karlsson and Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 243, November 2023

— All the strange things that you can find on a wine label — The other month, we wrote in the Brief about rules and regulations in the wine industry. The other day, I had

Britt Karlsson and Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 242, October 2023

— Contrasts, people, experiences — Our heads are spinning right now from all the impressions from the autumn wine tours, the wine regions we visited and above all the many growers we met. The Loire

Britt Karlsson and Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 241, September 2023

— Rules, rules, rules… — Rules are helpful, but some of them are unnecessary. Sometimes, we are asked if there is a lot of cheating among winegrowers. Our answer is no. Besides the fact that

Britt Karlsson and Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 240, August 2023

— How do you choose wine at a restaurant? — Much has been written about the anxiety one feels when having to choose a wine at a restaurant. How do I avoid choosing the “wrong”

Britt Karlsson and Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 239, July 2023

— Are we drinking too little wine? — History always repeats itself. Now it is time for crisis distillation again in Europe. It has been a while since the last time. We remember Languedoc’s overproduction

Britt Karlsson and Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 238, June 2023

— Working with wineries in Ukraine on wine tourism — Over the past few weeks, I have been working on a project on wine tourism for the winemakers in Ukraine. I am immensely impressed that

Britt Karlsson and Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 237, May 2023

— What does my wine contain? Read the ingredient list! — It will soon become a reality, what some have been waiting for a long time for and which some will not care about at

Britt Karlsson and Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 236, April 2023

— Many more grape varieties are coming to a vineyard near you — A long time ago, when I started doing wine tastings for groups, I noticed some strange perceptions among the participants about certain

Britt Karlsson and Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 235, March 2023

Are you a wine expert? At what point can you be considered a wine expert? Is it when you have such good “theoretical” knowledge that you can place Bordeaux chateaux on a blind map and

Britt Karlsson and Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 234, February 2023

— Time flies. Where does it go? — This is a short Brief. There’s a reason for that. This very day, we also have a deadline for the manuscript for our new book, so we

Britt Karlsson and Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 233, January 2023

— Is the “New World” outdated? — The Old World and The New World. The wine industry has lived with these expressions for quite a few years. And it is convenient. It was natural to

Britt Karlsson and Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 232, December 2022

— Does umami exist? — Waiting for the umami moment. — Will you taste umami in your Christmas food? For sure, if it’s savoury. And it often is. I recently learned that umami means savoury.

Britt Karlsson and Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 231, November 2022

— Sustainable, yes. But what kind of sustainability? — Sustainability is important. But sustainability is a vague concept. And what is considered sustainable or not can quickly change. This became apparent to wine producers that

Britt Karlsson and Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 230, October 2022

— Eating the cake and having it when making wine — Two months of wine tours to different European countries have given us many opportunities to talk about the laws and regulations in various wine

Britt Karlsson and Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 229, September 2022

— What kind of wine taster are you? — Wine is basically a luxury product. It’s not vital. In the past it was probably more vital, when the water that was available was not always

Britt Karlsson and Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 228, August 2022

— When was the last time you met a tomato grower? — It is easier to compare the price of a kilo of tomatoes than of different wines. Too many factors affect wine pricing. This

Britt Karlsson and Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 227, July 2022

— Weighty arguments for lighter bottles — Reducing the world’s carbon dioxide emissions is a gigantic task. Making wine bottles lighter is a drop in the ocean. But everything counts. Every industry needs to take

Britt Karlsson and Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 226, June 2022

— Summer wines and innovative wine producers — In the summer, we leave our most prestigious wines in the cellar. At least for dinners on the balcony. If you drink wine outdoors, it can be

Britt Karlsson and Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 225, May 2022

— Olive trees and vines, an inseparable duo — Say Andalusia and I’ll start thinking about olive trees. There are an estimated 70 million olive trees in Andalusia on just less than two million hectares.

Britt Karlsson & Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 224, April 2022

— Wines with style: “style wines” — There was a time when people were worried that wines would become uniform, taste the same, become streamlined. What instead happened was that wines that had been on

Britt Karlsson & Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 223, March 2022

— The world is much bigger than one thinks! — We were in Hungary last week, and it was a reminder (if we needed one) of how big the wine world is, how many wines

Britt Karlsson & Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 222, February 2022

— Origin or grape variety or traditions? — I recently read that wine investors are buying a lot of wine at the moment. They fear that the specific character of various wines will soon be

Britt Karlsson & Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 221, January 2022

— Can’t they just ban everything dangerous? — A colleague in the industry that I spoke to the other day said when we discussed spraying the vineyards, “Can’t they just ban everything dangerous?” Yes, that

Britt Karlsson & Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 220, December 2021

– Holiday issue with extra reading. Every little detail matters Every little detail matters, whether it is for the environment, the taste of the wine or the sales figures. We have heard it many times

Britt Karlsson & Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 219, November 2021

“Sustainability”, the flavour-of-the-month? It seems everyone is talking about sustainability these days. We’ve recently been in at least three webinars on sustainability. Wine regions are announcing sustainability programmes. Wine producers and other wine industry companies

Britt Karlsson & Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 218, October 2021

The Importance of Wine Tourism The importance of wine tourism is not that it can be a tool for producers to sell more wines. Although you sometimes get that impression when wine tourism is discussed.

Britt Karlsson & Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 217, September 2021

The weeks when nothing must go wrong Our travel season is in full swing! We are so happy to see our travellers, the wine producers and the vineyards again. Many of the wine producers we

Britt Karlsson & Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 216, August 2021

On price and prestige Why does a wine cost what it costs? It is never easy for a producer to put a price on his wine. It requires reflection. Not least, he has to decide

Britt Karlsson and Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 245, January 2024

— How many fruits, flowers and adjectives do you want? — It is quite difficult to describe flavours so that others can understand. Flavours, especially

Britt Karlsson and Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 242, October 2023

— Contrasts, people, experiences — Our heads are spinning right now from all the impressions from the autumn wine tours, the wine regions we visited

Britt Karlsson and Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 239, July 2023

— Are we drinking too little wine? — History always repeats itself. Now it is time for crisis distillation again in Europe. It has been

Britt Karlsson and Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 238, June 2023

— Working with wineries in Ukraine on wine tourism — Over the past few weeks, I have been working on a project on wine tourism

Britt Karlsson and Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 237, May 2023

— What does my wine contain? Read the ingredient list! — It will soon become a reality, what some have been waiting for a long

Britt Karlsson and Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 236, April 2023

— Many more grape varieties are coming to a vineyard near you — A long time ago, when I started doing wine tastings for groups,

Britt Karlsson and Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 235, March 2023

Are you a wine expert? At what point can you be considered a wine expert? Is it when you have such good “theoretical” knowledge that

Britt Karlsson and Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 233, January 2023

— Is the “New World” outdated? — The Old World and The New World. The wine industry has lived with these expressions for quite a

Britt Karlsson and Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 232, December 2022

— Does umami exist? — Waiting for the umami moment. — Will you taste umami in your Christmas food? For sure, if it’s savoury. And

Britt Karlsson and Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 231, November 2022

— Sustainable, yes. But what kind of sustainability? — Sustainability is important. But sustainability is a vague concept. And what is considered sustainable or not

Britt Karlsson and Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 230, October 2022

— Eating the cake and having it when making wine — Two months of wine tours to different European countries have given us many opportunities

Britt Karlsson and Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 227, July 2022

— Weighty arguments for lighter bottles — Reducing the world’s carbon dioxide emissions is a gigantic task. Making wine bottles lighter is a drop in

Britt Karlsson and Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 226, June 2022

— Summer wines and innovative wine producers — In the summer, we leave our most prestigious wines in the cellar. At least for dinners on

Britt Karlsson and Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 225, May 2022

— Olive trees and vines, an inseparable duo — Say Andalusia and I’ll start thinking about olive trees. There are an estimated 70 million olive

Britt Karlsson & Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 224, April 2022

— Wines with style: “style wines” — There was a time when people were worried that wines would become uniform, taste the same, become streamlined.

Britt Karlsson & Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 221, January 2022

— Can’t they just ban everything dangerous? — A colleague in the industry that I spoke to the other day said when we discussed spraying

Britt Karlsson & Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 220, December 2021

– Holiday issue with extra reading. Every little detail matters Every little detail matters, whether it is for the environment, the taste of the wine

Britt Karlsson & Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 219, November 2021

“Sustainability”, the flavour-of-the-month? It seems everyone is talking about sustainability these days. We’ve recently been in at least three webinars on sustainability. Wine regions are

Britt Karlsson & Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 218, October 2021

The Importance of Wine Tourism The importance of wine tourism is not that it can be a tool for producers to sell more wines. Although

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