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World champions in blind tasting

Swedish team wins Blind Tasting World Championship

With 115 points the Swedish team won the “Blind Tasting World Championship” with an 8 points margin to the silver medallist United Kingdom with 107 points and the number three, Luxembourg with 100. The competition is a team competition with teams of four, organized by the French magazine La Revue du Vin de France. 24 […]

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Port tonic overlooking Porto and the Douro River

Does port need a boost?

The answer is probably yes. Many sweet wines are struggling on the market today. (Excepting of course those table wines that are sold as “dry” but which contain a substantial amount of sugar, sometimes well above 10 grams per litre.) Port is one of the great classic wines, one of the first wines in history […]

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Vinlandet Frankrike in the OIV library

Discovery in the OIV library

The other day I was at the OIV, the International Organisation for Vine and Wine, to attend their press conference on the status of the wine economy in the world (follow the link for the article I wrote about it). It was an interesting presentation, as always, and always interesting to see what people conclude […]

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Book Awards #2, almost…: Gourmand Awards nominations for two of our books

We almost won an award (or two!) in the international Gourmand Awards (Gourmand International World Cookbook Awards) but not quite. We are still very proud to have been nominated to the international finals with two of our books. A bit like being nominated to the Academy Awards (Oscars) for film stars… (No other parallels between […]

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Biodynamic, Organic and Natural Winemaking; Sustainable Viticulture and Viniculture, “Best Drinks Health Book”

Beautiful Gourmand Awards for our book on organic wine

A little while back I could announce that our new book Biodynamic, Organic and Natural Winemaking; Sustainable Viticulture and Viniculture had won two Swedish awards in the Gourmand International Cook Book Awards: “Best Wine Book for Professionals” “Best Drinks Health Book” It has also been nominated to the short-list of the international competition so it […]

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“France, The Country Of Wine”, best wine education book

Our book “France, The Country Of Wine” wins award as best wine education book and an international nomination

With great joy I can tell you that our recent wine book, “France, The Country Of Wine, Trends and Tradition”, has won the award as “Best Wine Education Book in Sweden 2014”. It is the prestigious organization Gourmand International World Cookbook Awards that choose the book as the winner. (The book is currently only published […]

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Bag-in-box wines in a Systembolaget shop

Bag-in-Box now has its own competition

It is popular with wine competitions. These can be general, for a particular grape variety, for a particular region, etc. And now even the bag-in-box wines have their own competition. [inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””]“Best Wine in a Box” takes place in Toulouse in southern France[/inlinetweet]  on the 20th of March. In France, sales of BIB increase […]

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“Best Wine Book for Professionals” and “Best Drinks Health Book” Gourmand Awards for our Organic Wine Book

We are very proud to let you know that we have been awarded not just one but TWO awards for our book Biodynamic, Organic and Natural Winemaking; Sustainable Viticulture and Viniculture: “Best Wine Book for Professionals” “Best Drinks Health Book” Both awards were given in the Swedish qualifying round for the international World Gourmand Awards […]

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Swedish vineyard receives medal at the International Wine Challenge in London

One of the wine world’s most important competitions, the International Wine Challenge in London, was held in early December. The Swedish winery Vingården i Klagshamn (“The Vineyard in Klagshamn” in Southern Sweden) won bronze medals for two of it wines. One wine was Phantasmagoria 2013. This wine is made from late harvested Solaris grapes, fermented […]

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Young Bordeaux wine champions

Bordeaux has found a way to get young wine lovers to take an interest in Bordeaux wines. Since a few years back La Commanderie du Bon Temps in Médoc, Graves and Sauternes organizes “The Left Bank Bordeaux Cup” for wine clubs at business schools and universities. Initially, the competition was only open to French and […]

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Press release: The new book on organic wines by Britt and Per Karlsson wins Swedish and international awards

“Wine and the Environment, Organic, Biodynamic, and Natural”, the latest book by Britt and Per Karlsson (of BKWine), has won two prizes. It was first named “Best Wine Book for Professionals” in Sweden. Then it was awarded silver, second place, in the category “World’s Best Educational Wine Book 2012”. Both awards were given by the […]

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Red wine in an oak barrel, Burgundy

There’s a competition for just about everything, malolactic fermentation for example!

“The Lallemand Malolactic Fermentation Wine Competition 2012″ – This is probably the most original wine competition that we have heard of. It was organized for the second time by chemical company Lallemand in Madrid in February this year. The idea behind the competition is to make people (wine makers) aware of the importance of controlling […]

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Best Wine Book in the World for Professionals from Gourmand World Cookbook Awards

Our “Best Wine Book” prize certificates

Bragging time? We have not shared the beautiful pictures of it before, but we have mentioned it (I think even several times). Our last book, The Creation of a Wine (Ett vin blir till, in Swedish) first won the prize (award?) in Sweden as Best Wine Book of the Year. Or if one should be […]

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Participate in the Born Digital Wine Awards!

The Born Digital Wine Awards (BDWA) is a competition that aims to promote and honour good writing and imagery on wine that has been published online. It is open to anyone who produces content on wine online: wine bloggers, wine writers, video makers, photographers etc. The only condition to participate is that the contents have […]

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EasyJet and British Airways serve the best wines

A good idea not to focus on the business class wines in this recently held competition but instead on the wines served in Economy. How many of us fly these days in business…? The competition included 12 reds and 12 whites and the winners were perhaps not quite as expected: Winners for white wines: EasyJet […]

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Win a trip to the wine districts in California

If you live in the US you have the chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to San Francisco and the wine regions, with two nights at Mendocino. It is the American wine magazine The Wine Enthusiast, in collaboration with Mendocino Wine Company who organises the competition. It is not overly complicated – you just have […]

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The world’s best gamay

Gamay is the latest grape variety to get its own ”world’s best” competition. The ”Concours International du Gamay” (the gamay world championship) will take place on January 15, 2011 in Lyons. Unsurprisingly it is organised by Inter Beaujolais, the Beaujolais growers’ association. We hope that it can be a tool to spread the word that […]

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University wine tasting championship: ”20 sur vin”

“20 sur vin” was originally a wine tasting competition for the French Grandes Ecoles (the most prestigious university level schools). Since a few years back it has also been open to Cambridge and Oxford. For 2011 it will be broadened to also invite international competition. There will be contestants from USA (e.g. MIT Sloan, Harvard, […]

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Belgium wins international wine tasting competition

Belgium emerged winner in the wine tasting competition organised by the French magazine La Revue du Vin de France. Curiously, the winner of the competition has always been the country in which the competition has been organised and this year it was in Atomium in Brussels. There was even a Swedish team that unfortunately did […]

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