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Flash pasteurisation soon allowed for organic wines

In 2012, the EU introduced rules for organic vinification, 21 years after the rules for organic farming were established. Small...
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Flash pasteurisation soon allowed for organic wines

International Sparkling Festival in Frankfurt in June

For those of you who love bubbles, we can announce that the fourth “International Sparkling Festival” will take place on...
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International Sparkling Festival in Frankfurt in June

BKWine on instagram

We are now on instagram: BKWine on Instagram. We share photos and videos from some of our trips on our...
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BKWine on instagram

Finally, a big international wine fair in Paris

The last two years have seen a lot of commotion in the French wine fair world. World leading Vinexpo has...
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Finally, a big international wine fair in Paris

Harvest 2020 in South Africa looks promising

All producers we met on our wine tour in mid-February were, so far, happy with the quality and most of...
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Harvest 2020 in South Africa looks promising

The Torres family celebrates its 150th anniversary

A few months ago we wrote about the 40th anniversary of Torres Chile. Today we congratulate the Torres family again,...
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The Torres family celebrates its 150th anniversary

Ultrasound gives more aromas in the wine

The latest technology to obtain more aromas in the wine is to use ultrasound. The method will probably soon be...
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Ultrasound gives more aromas in the wine

Time for Pinotage to come out of the closet? | New Brief out, #198 | The Wine & Wine Travel Newsletter

Time for Pinotage to come out of the closet? The apple never falls far from the tree. Well, sometimes it...
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Time for Pinotage to come out of the closet? | New Brief out, #198 | The Wine & Wine Travel Newsletter

BKWine Brief nr 198, February 2020

Time for Pinotage to come out of the closet? The apple never falls far from the tree. Well, sometimes it...
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BKWine Brief nr 198, February 2020

Consumers demand more organic wine

Organic wine continues to increase its sales and market shares. Now, consumer demand drives the three largest wine countries, Italy,...
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Consumers demand more organic wine

 

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Bottles "sur lattes" in a cellar in Champagne

Last-minute-recommendations for a sparkling New Year

Do you need some inspiration to fins a different bubbly for the festivities (you don’t really need any help to find the big brands, do you?)? Here are a few sparkling wines that we recommend. Champagne Bonnet-Ponson Seconde Nature, ~45 euro. Cyril Bonnet is a very talented winemaker. No sulphur, no dosage. But a lot […]

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Britt Karlsson & Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 196, December 2019

The wine world’s vague and hard-to-explain words There are difficult words in the world of wine. It may not be obvious to know exactly what is acetaldehyde, tangential filter or sexual confusion. But these words have a very well-defined meaning. Just look them up in a book. But there are also words that people use […]

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Skepparps: Swedish rosé

Scandinavian wines in the New York Times and on France 3

Scandinavian wines have received a great deal of attention in the international press lately. Like most other journalists, Eric Asimov, in his long article in the New York Times, points out that climate change makes it possible to commercially make wine in Scandinavia. But he also admits that this doesn’t make it easy. Climate change […]

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A snifter glass with brandy

Cognac’s incredible success on export

There is a wine region in France that is really doing well at the moment. And that is Cognac. Sales increased in 2018 for the fifth consecutive year. 205 million bottles of cognac were exported. This equates to 98% of the entire production. The United States buys 94 million bottles annually and is the largest […]

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Millions of bottles of Moldovan wines resting in the cellars of Milestii Mici in Moldova

Historic bottles and traditional gastronomy in Moldova’s amazing underground wine world

Whatever reason you might have to go visit Moldova, you wouldn’t want to miss the cellars of Cricova and Milestii Mici. These cellars, often called caves actually, are amazing places, whole underground cities. They are an attraction in themselves that you don’t have to be a wine lover to appreciate. Cricova and Milestii Mici are […]

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Miguel Torres Maczassek in Chile

Miguel Torres celebrates 40 years in Chile

Forty years ago, in 1979, the Spanish Torres family began making wine in Chile, in the small region of Curicó, 200 kilometres south of Santiago. At that time, Chile’s viticulture was still in its infancy and there is no doubt that Torres in various ways helped to accelerate development. Torres introduced new, modern production methods, […]

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Vineyards in the Douro Valley, Portugal

Christmas gift tip 2: An unforgettable wine tour

A wine tour is so much more than a “regular” tour or a normal holiday. A wine tour with BKWine is a unique experience where you get to meet the people behind the wine, enjoy the beautiful nature and of course also savour many good wines and top-quality food. It is a gift that will […]

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Britt & Per Karlsson's 9+1 books

Christmas gift tip 1: Make someone happy with a wine book

A bottle of wine is never wrong, but a book about wine may be longer lasting. We have written ten wine books, about Languedoc-Roussillon, Bordeaux, Champagne, Tuscany, Piedmont, Burgundy, all of France, how to grow vines and make wine (not a do-it-yourself but a book that explains the technicalities of what winemakers do). But we […]

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Vineyards in Collioure overlooking the Mediterranean

Roussillon is named “Wine Region of the Year 2020”

Each year, the Munskänkarna Wine Association in Sweden (probably the worlds’ biggest, with some 25,000 members) chooses a “Wine Village/Wine Region of the Year”. For 2020, Roussillon in southern France was recently elected. A good choice we think. Roussillon is often lumped together with Languedoc and that can sometimes be justified. But Roussillon has its […]

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Britt Karlsson & Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 195, November 2019

Seek out diversity, ditch the same-same and fame Diversity is what makes the wine world unique. Wine is in essence nothing but an agricultural product. For most of those who make wine, life as a wine farmer is not as glamorous as it is sometimes portrayed. What is unique is the incredible number of different […]

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A vine leaf attacked by mildiou (downy mildew)

Oregano protects against fungal diseases in the vineyard

Can the solution to the problem of the dreaded fungal disease downy mildew (mildiou) be something as simple as oregano? It is a little early to answer yes to that question. But the experiments that two Swiss researchers are currently doing are interesting. They discovered that by spraying essential oil of oregano on chasselas grapes […]

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Winery and vineyards in Languedoc

Vinomed, new wine fair in Montpellier 27-28 April 2020

Vinomed is the name of a new, export-oriented wine fair in Montpellier in southern France. It takes place for the first time this year for two days, April 27 and 28, 2020. The focus of Vinomed is the wines from the Languedoc-Roussillon even if the show also includes some other regions in “Occitanie”, like e.g. […]

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Marco Parusso and his daughter Giulia

Top-class Piedmont wines from Parusso, welcome to Piedmont’s nobility

“With knowledge and modern technology you can get an elephant to dance ballet”. The evening’s tasting offered a lot of new insights, nuances and wonderful metaphors. Among other things, the link between bananas and wine. A trip from two to 30 hectares over five generations in Monforte d’Alba. The last two generations sat at our […]

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