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Céline Gueguen with her scay vines (or chardonnay)

Sacy, a rare grape in northern Burgundy

Unusual grapes can pop-up when you least expect it. On one of our tours in Chablis in the spring, a little-known grape called sacy made an appearance during the tasting of Domaine Frédéric and Céline Gueguen. Of course, this was not a Chablis. Some Chablis producers, including Domaine Gueguen, also make wine outside the Chablis […]

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Favourite picks from the Altia wine range

Tasting wines at a wine show can be a challenge. BKWine’s reporter in Gothenburg, Mattias Schyberg, dived right in when the Finnish wine import and distribution giant Altia Corporation came to Gothenburg to present their full range of wines to the press and restaurant people. Here are his favourite picks with some added bonuses. I […]

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Macon Chardonnay Les Beluses 2012 Cave de Lugny

Chardonnay, a beloved globetrotter

Is there any white wine grape that is more loved all over the world than chardonnay? It may have a natural explanation. It is a grape that fits everyone. It is easy to grow, easy to vinify and easy to like. It can be grown almost anywhere. It has its roots in Burgundy’s relatively cool […]

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Clotilde Davenne's vineyards in Chablis

Are women better than men at making wine?

Are there any differences in wines made by female winemakers and male winemaker? Do women make different wines? Maybe that was the hypothesis, or maybe it was just a (good) excuse to invite a number of talented female winemaker to a work-shop on the International Women’s Day. BKWine’s Anette Zellen Soderstrom investigates and reports on […]

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Michel Laroche is back with Domaine d’Henri

Michel Laroche is a legendary wine producer in Chablis. He built up his wine business from scratch to a major wine producer with vineyards and wineries on three continents. In 2009 his company merged with Jeanjean and Michel had the choice to more or less retire. But that was not for him and now he […]

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The 2013 vintage in Chablis

A harvest report from Chablis Here is a summary of the vintage 2013 as seen by the growers’ association BIVB-Chablis. In summary, they say: A difficult growing season due to the weather, that led to: Late harvest and Small volume. Nevertheless Sufficient maturity and Balanced wines According to the growers’ association. A few other interesting […]

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Tasting wines from Domaine Fèvre in Chablis

One of our most popular tours is the one called 3 French Classics wine tour. This tour always includes Chablis. The wines of Chablis are popular in many countries and it’s easy to understand why. These wines are unique. They are difficult to reproduce somewhere else as they have their own very special style. But […]

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Portuguese wines from Bacalhôa and Burgundies from Bichot

A number of exciting wines from the Portuguese wine producer Bacalhoa, white, red and sweet, and from the Burgundy négociant Bichot, white wines, chablis, and red pinot noirs at a tasting with the Swedish importer with a representative from each of the two wineries. Peter Modin reports on the best wines in the tasting. On […]

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Jeanjean and Laroche becomes Advini

Some time ago we wrote that Laroche, the big wine producer based in Chablis, created by Michel Laroche, has been bought by the even bigger producer Jeanjean based in Languedoc, and that the merged company will get a new name. The new name has now finally been revealed: Advini. Jeanjean is perhaps not a familiar […]

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Laroche winery sold to Jeanjean

The well known wine producer Laroche has now been sold to Jeanjean. Michel Laroche thereby concludes his efforts to sell the company that he has created. Laroche has vineyards and négociant activities in Chablis (100 ha of vineyards), in the Languedoc (Mas la Chevalière, 40 ha), Chile (Vino Punto Alto, 23 ha), and in south […]

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Pinson winery in Chablis [F,S] | BKWine TV

Visiting Pinson winery in Chablis. Tasting the wine in the oak barrel cellar. Close up of interior of barrique with lees (dead yeast cells). Language: French & Swedish. Burgundy, France. Visite de la cave et vignoble Pinson, vigneron a Chablis. Bourgogne, France. By BKWine. More video: BKWine’s YouTube Channel

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Chablis and La Chablisienne | BKWine TV

Visiting Chablis and the La Chablisienne cooperative. Touring the winery, tasting chablis, visiting the vineyard with the Grand Crus, Les Clos, Les Blanchots, Grenouilles, Valmur,…, and tasting Cremant de Bourgogne. By BKWine. More video: BKWine’s YouTube Channel

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