Cold Facts: a misleading TV program on wine growing and wine making

It caused a certain brouhaha when an ”investigative” television program on wine was aired recently in Sweden, Kalla Fakta (Cold Facts). Several wine producers and wine importers appeared in the program in a way that can best be described as misleading or manipulative.

The program talked about treatments in the vineyard showing as “scandalous” agricultural practices that are well-known and hardly any news (nor particularly outrageous).

They also talked about “additives” in wines giving the impression that wine is to a large extent a concoction of various more or less dangerous foreign ingredients to create artificial flavours.

Read more on what Britt has to say on this television program that was a good example of manipulative and misleading journalism rather that serious investigative reporting: Poison in your glass? Big headlines, thin on news in television program on wine.

Carefully pouring wine in a measuring glass for a blend

Carefully pouring wine in a measuring glass for a blend, copyright BKWine Photography

This post is also available in: Swedish

, , ,

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

  Subscribe to comments:

Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.

Sign up for our Newsletter!

In The BKWine Brief:

Enter your email to get it:

Make your friends happy!

And us too. Share & Like this!


Time to book a wine tour?

Travel on a wine tour with us to Bordeaux, Champagne, Douro, Tuscany, Piedmont, South Africa, Chile-Argentina, and much more...

We know more about wine — and about organising exceptional wine tours — and will give you a better, more extraordinary wine and gourmet experience.

Book your wine tour here with BKWine Tours. Now!

Book a wine tour!