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Screwcaps increase in popularity to reach 30% market share according to a study

More and more wine bottles are sealed with screwcap, according to a survey. The screwcap has increased its market share
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Screwcaps increase in popularity to reach 30% market share according to a study

Petra, revival in the Tuscan winery

The Petra winery in Val di Cornia along the Tuscan coast is making a fresh start. Today, they focus more
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Petra, revival in the Tuscan winery

Sexual confusion in the vineyard, in a new simpler version

When we visited Château Pichon-Baron, grand cru classé in Pauillac, recently we saw a small canister in the vineyard that
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Sexual confusion in the vineyard, in a new simpler version

Gennaro Nasti – the pizza maker from Naples who took Paris by storm

Gennaro Nasti left Naples for Paris, where in 2016 he opened Bijou, luxury pizzas in designer decorated restaurant. To give
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Gennaro Nasti – the pizza maker from Naples who took Paris by storm

“Organic” sulphur to be launched next year

Sulphur is something that is naturally present in our environment and it is a product that is allowed for all
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“Organic” sulphur to be launched next year

The top-10 most popular wine grapes in America are…? | Britt on Forbes

It will hardly surprise anyone that Chardonnay and Cabernet are (still) the most popular grape varieties in the USA. The
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The top-10 most popular wine grapes in America are…? | Britt on Forbes

Hail storms again, and rain

A very violent hailstorm with huge hailstones hit Bordeaux on May 26th. It is as yet unclear how many hectares
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Hail storms again, and rain

What you need to know when visiting Santa Cruz in Chile’s wine country

Chile is a very exciting wine country today, really worth visiting. When you come to Chile you will surely also
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What you need to know when visiting Santa Cruz in Chile’s wine country

 

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Vineyard with tool shed in Burgundy

An introduction to Burgundy, the wine region

“Burgundy… Say it. Feel it. Taste it. The word evokes a very special wine country and a very special wine. It makes me think of gently rolling hills. Vineyards all the way to the horizon. Winding roads. Small villages. Unique wines and superb French gastronomy. When I started tasting and drinking wine Burgundy was one […]

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Britt & Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 176, April 2018

Varietal or terroir? Or just “different”? The grape variety was not really important before the New World wines appeared on a larger scale in the 1990s. Well, of course it was important. But consumers did not care about which grapes the wines were made of. They bought a Bordeaux, a Burgundy, a Moselle or Rhine […]

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Vine pruned in winter in water

Rain and rain and rain in Bordeaux causes problems

It doesn’t stop raining in Bordeaux. As spring progresses, wine producers face problems. It is difficult to drive the tractor and to walk in a wet and muddy vineyard. This is inconvenient for those growers who mechanically remove the weeds. Maintenance in the vineyard, such as replacing the poles that hold up the wires, is […]

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Chianti Classico Collection wines

Anteprima in Tuscany: Chianti Classico Collection 2018

New vintages: Chianti Classico 2016 and Chianti Classico 2015 The Chianti Classico Collection, the preview of the new vintages from the wine region Chianti Classico between Florence and Siena, takes place in Florence every year in the beautiful former train hangar Stazione Leopolda. It is one of the Tuscan “anteprima”, or “anteprime” as it more […]

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Britt & Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 175, March 2018

My taste and your taste We all have our own personal taste. We enjoy different styles of wines, not necessarily the same as our neighbour. Our opinion about a wine is always personal. It is virtually impossible to give a completely neutral, yet meaningful, review of a wine. In fact, to think that there is […]

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Le Grand Theatre i Bordeaux

City guides for France and Argentina

We have also put together a few short city guides, which give you an introduction to some important cities in the wine world. First out are France and Argentina. They give you a little bit of a taste of the cities and maybe some tips on what to do when you’re out on a wine […]

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The La Spinetta wine cellar in Piedmont

Wine travellers on wine travelling experiences

We have collected a few more comments from our travellers on what they have to say about our tours: “I felt like an important VIP guest!”, said a traveller on a wine tour in Le Marche “A total success, what more could one wish for?”, said those who travelled on a wine tour in South […]

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The Corton hill in Burgundy with Corton-Charlemagne

On Burgundy’s appellations and grapes

“Some of the most unique wines in the world – reds and white – come from Burgundy. A well-made red Bourgogne (or Burgundy wine if you prefer), made from the elusive pinot noir grape variety, is a wine of elegance, hardly found anywhere else. The fruity aromas are mixed with a hint of autumn leaves […]

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A mignardise at Restaurant Alain Senderens

Sweden gets its first 3-star restaurant

A Swedish restaurant has for the first time been awarded three Michelin stars, or three macarons as one also says in France. The one who has manged this achievement is Björn Frantzén at his Restaurant Frantzén in Stockholm. Björn previously had a 2-star restaurant in Gamla Stan, the Old Town, but in 2017 he moved […]

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Amarone Classico aging in oak cask

Amarone Families changes name

Name can be a sensitive matter. Famiglie Dell’Amarone d’Arte, or Amarone Families, as it is commonly known in English, is an association founded in 2009, consisting of 13 family wineries in Valpolicella. The association wants to preserve Amarone as an exclusive and high-quality wine, with no compromising on quality. So far everything is fine. But […]

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Britt & Per Karlsson, BKWine

BKWine Brief nr 174, February 2018

Are the good old days gone forever? Perhaps the wines were better before, in the good old days? If you want to go really far back in time, back to the 19th century you can long for the ungrafted vines that existed before the phylloxera came. Since then, almost all of the world’s vineyards have […]

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380 Volts by Milan Nestarec

Restaurant Natur in Gothenburg

We are constantly looking for natural wine bars in Paris (our masochistic streak?). But you can find them in other places as well. For example in Gothenburg on the Swedish west coast. Several restaurants and bars there now have natural wines on the wine list. One of the best is Natur on the Geijer Street. […]

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Cave cooperative Embres et Castelmaure co-operative, Les Corbieres, Languedoc

Marque & Coop: cooperative with quality ambitions

In today’s tough competition, all wine producers must make every effort to keep customers and to win new ones. Not least is it important for the cooperatives. These are important for the French wine industry – they account for 50% of total production – but they have not had the best of reputations. “Together, we […]

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Paul Bocuse at Bocuse d'Or in Lyon

Famous chef Paul Bocuse dies

Paul Bocuse, France’s most famous chef, died 91 years old on January 20. Paul Bocuse was the leading and emblematic figure of the new French gastronomy, but at the same time he was very attached to French culinary traditions. He received his first Michelin star in 1958 at the family restaurant Auberge du Pont de […]

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