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 you can guess, that we have fewer tours than we usually have.
We will have two “open” scheduled tours this autumn, to Champagne in September and to the Douro Valley in October. We are really looking forward to getting out in the vineyards again, and we also know that many of our travellers are looking forward to coming to the wine regions.
However, some have chosen to postpone wine travel until next year, and we also very much look forward to seeing you then. Next year starts with three “big tours” to the southern hemisphere.
But we have not been idle in any way during this period. Rather the opposite. We have and have had several other projects underway that have effectively filled our time (e.g. a new book and new websites).
We have also started two series of articles. One about grapes where we go through some of the world’s most famous grape varieties (and some not so well known), variety-by-variety, with descriptions and tasting tips. The second series of articles is about organic, biodynamic, natural and sustainable wine. We explain the concepts and explain exactly what these different methods mean. Something that is apparently really needed, judging by all the strange and far from correct information about this that we hear and read. You will see several articles in these two series during the summer.
We have also spent a lot of time (or rather dinners) getting through an extensive collection of “natural wines”. It has been an interesting project that has been filled with both discoveries and some disappointments. Above all, it has shown that the concept of “clean wines” (the latest trend that you can read about in the Brief) is probably quite far from away from the concept of “natural wines”.
Enjoy the summer and take good care of yourself!
Britt & Per