BKWine Brief nr 99, October 2011 is out

There are a lot of different things we would like to write about: why vintages no longer matter that much (or matter differently), why the classification systems are uninteresting, why the system with planting rights is only protectionist silliness, which our top new discoveries are in the Languedoc region, which are our favourites among the Paris wine bars etc. But that won’t happen right now!

This time of year is travel time!

We get home just in time to change bags on Mondays and Tuesdays. It is peak season in the wine travel business! Over the last few weeks we have been in Bordeaux, Loire, Bourgogne, Campania, Champagne, the Languedoc, Chablis, Veneto, Piemonte and probably a few that I have missed out. And soon it is time to go again, to the Douro Valley.

So again, this BKWine Brief will be a bit compressed. But you will still find a few things worth reading we hope!

And on top of the travelling we have to put the final touches on the manuscript for our upcoming book, out early next year, that will be about organic wines.

Britt & Per

PS: Recommend to your friends to read the Brief!

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What’s on at BKWine Tours

“World’s Best Wine Tours” – Travel + Leisure Magazine, on

2012 program soon to be published.

For more information please contact us on email or on phone (we’re on French time), or go to our wine travel site on!

What do people think about a wine tour with BKWine?

That is of course a question that we think is very important. We want it to be a wonderful and memorable experience for everyone. Here are some of the comments we’ve had from customers this season:

  • “Many thanks for a fantastic trip. You are so keen to make everything the best for your guests and you are so knowledgeable about wine. A pleasure to travel with you.”, W-A
  • ”Thank you for a wonderful trip to Umbria and southern Tuscany. Wonderful in many ways – our initial ideas for the trip on food and wine in Umbria and Tuscany – and discovering sagrantino and sangiovese – were more than fulfilled”, I & P in Umbria and Tuscany

More wine tour customer testimonials here.

Custom wine tours

We also make custom designed wine tours – on-demand tours for you and a group of friends, for your company (maybe to scout new winegrowers?), for a special event… We can combine winery visits and wine touring with other activities: gastronomic workshops, visit to an oyster farm, truffles hunting, cheese making, and more. We’ve done tours for wine clubs, for sommelier educations, for corporate events, for wine importers, for wine course study groups… just to mention a few.

More info on the custom designed and bespoke BKWine wine tours and travel here!

Wine tours in Finnish

We also do wine tours in Finnish. And in German, Norwegian, Spanish…

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