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How eco-friendly is Bordeaux?

A European wine that is organic is easy to identify. You just look for the green EU leaf. If it does not have the leaf it is not organic. But now there are also more and more “sustainability” labels on the bottles in France. However, “sustainable” is different from “organic”. Organics is mainly about the […]

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Arinzano winery

Arinzano, a rising star in northern Spain

“Singular terroir, estate character, noble pedigree” Sometimes a winery doesn’t just surprise you – it knocks you on your palate. I discovered such a winery by happy accident while tasting wines from another country, Achaval-Ferrer of Argentina. Those wines lassoed me with their verve, and vibrancy. Turns out the same team, part of the Stoli […]

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Bee Friendly certification

A wine can be certified organic, biodynamic, sustainable and now there is also a certification taking into account the well-being of the bees. It is called, of course, Bee Friendly. The label is a private initiative by European beekeepers to make farmers aware of the damage that certain pesticides make to this small, but very […]

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EcoSostenibleWine 2016: Miguel Torres fights for the environment

Miguel Torres is Spain’s most famous wine producer and a long time fighter for an environmentally friendly viticulture. According to him, the wine world is facing several major challenges. The two biggest are how to reduce the use of copper in organic farming and how to tackle global warming. And it was precisely these two […]

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Leafy Christmas gift…

A wine book is an excellent Christmas gift, especially for a wine lover… We have written four wine books, some of which have won both national and international prizes, most recently “the Nobel prize” of wine books (as they OIV jokingly called it). Unfortunately only one of them has so far been translated to English […]

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New environmental certification in Champagne: VDC

Sustainable viticulture is much talked about in Champagne today. A year ago the producer unions starting making great efforts to get the growers to think more about the environment and to work towards sustainably (durable in French). Now, this work has yielded results and a certification that has been approved by the Ministry of Agriculture. […]

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Jonas Larsson on our book on organic wines: “an eminent book”

I happened to click on a link in a wine marketing newsletter and found a “Sunday Chronicle” written by wine writer and editor Jonas Larsson. It was about organic (and similar) wines and begins like this: Organic, my dear Watson! I have repeatedly sighed, at least in secret, when listening to the enthusiastic proponents of […]

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“At the end, I understood rather more”, Rosemary George, MW, on our book on organic wines

Rosemary George is a Master of Wine wine writer spending a big part of the year in the Languedoc. Languedoc is the region with the highest proportion of organic wine producers in France. So it was natural for us to include quite a lot of winery recommendations from the Languedoc in our book on organic […]

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“A uniquely thorough and clear book”, WijnWijs on our book on organic, biodynamic and natural wines

The Netherlands, just like Sweden, is a country that is keen on organic things. Food as well as wine. So it is perhaps not too surprising that a review of our book on organic wines (and similar things) pops up in The Low Countries. It is of course in Dutch, but since we lived in […]

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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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WinesWorld on our Organic Wine Book: “a very valuable book for every wine enthusiast”

Our book on organic wines has been reviewed in WinesWorld. “WinesWorld’s Wine, Food & Travel Magazine”, as is the full name, is an online ezine on wine. They have just published a review of our Biodynamic, Organic and Natural Winemaking; Sustainable Viticulture and Viniculture. Here are a few excerpts from the review: This well illustrated […]

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jancis-robinson-logo on our Organic Wine Book: “sound overview of the arguments for and against” has recently published a review of our new book Biodynamic, Organic and Natural Winemaking, sustainable viticulture and viniculture. We are indeed very happy for it to be one of the featured books on Jancis Robinson’s site, written by Dublin-based journalist and broadcaster Paul O’Doherty. Here are some excerpts from the review: From the start […]

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The Wine Economist book review

The Wine Economist on our organic wine book: “a fine book, worth your attention”

I just saw a beautiful review by The Wine Economist of our book Biodynamic, Organic and Natural Winemaking: Sustainable Viticulture and Viniculture. Mike Veseth, The Wine Economist, is professor emeritus of international political economy at the University of Puget Sound. He is also the author of two books, Wine Wars and Extreme Wine. Today I […]

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Wijnkronieken on Biodynamic, Organic, and Natural Winemaking

Wijnkronieken on our book on Organic (etc) Wine: “gives an excellent insight”

Wijnkronieken, written by Mariella Beukers, is an authoritative Dutch wine site (or blog if you prefer). It has a wealth of wine information, mainly in Dutch but sometimes also in English. Recently Mariella did a review of our new book Biodynamic, Organic and Natural Winemaking: Sustainable Viticulture and Viniculture. Here are a few selected excerpts […]

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Wine-searcher on Biodynamic, Organic, and Natural Winemaking: “perfect book for people who want to learn about organic and biodynamic wines” has, since they branched out from being a pure wine price search engine to also be a wine news site, rapidly become one of the most read wine sites in the world. So we were very glad to see that they had decided to review our new book Biodynamic, Organic, and Natural Winemaking; Sustainable […]

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Biodynamic, organic and natural winemaking. Sustainable viticulture and viniculture.

Press release: A New Book on Organic, Biodynamic and Natural Wines Gives the Reader the Facts

press release Paris, 2014-12-17 A New Book on Organic, Biodynamic and Natural Wines Gives the Reader the Facts “Biodynamic, Organic and Natural Winemaking; Sustainable Viticulture and Viniculture” by Britt Karlsson (text) and Per Karlsson (photography), of BKWine, has recently been published by Floris Publishing. As environmental issues and sustainability becomes increasingly a concern for the […]

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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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Best wine book in Sweden! Again! Nominated to World’s Best!

Good news! We have just learned, hot off the presses, that our new book has won the award “Best wine book in Sweden for professionals” in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards! The book is called Wine and the Environment, Organic, Biodynamic, and Natural (or in the original language, Vinet och miljön, ekologiskt, biodynamiskt, och naturligt. […]

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Book launch, our new book: Wine and the Environment

On august 30 we launched our new book in Stockholm: Wine and the Environment, Organic, Biodynamic and Natural. The book is so far only published in Swedish so the real title is Vinet och miljön, ekologiskt, biodynamiskt och naturligt. Just as the book title indicates it is a book about all the different types of […]

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The world’s lightest bottle

Tesco, the big English supermarket chain, has launched what is said to be the world’s lightest glass wine bottle, weighing only 300 grams. A normal bottle weighs in at around 450 g. A champagne bottle is around 850 g and some show-off cuvée of body building wines (assuming body building drinkers) have bottles that weigh […]

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Cow horns are used in biodynamic wine growing

What is ”organic wine”?

It’s not always easy to get to grips with the terminology, so here’s a short introduction. Strictly speaking one should talk about “wine made from organically grown grapes” since it is only what is done in the vineyard that is regulated, not what is done in the winery. But change is coming – the EU […]

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