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One of the oldest wine cellars in Marlborough, at Auntsfield, New Zealand

New Zealand celebrating 200 years as a wine nation

Congratulations! On September 25, 2019 it is 200 years since the first vine was planted in New Zealand. An anniversary well worthy of a celebration, don’t you think? It was the Reverend Samuel Marsden, Chaplain to New South Wales, Australia, who on this day in 1819 planted vines in Stone Store in Kerikeri in the […]

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Tokaj bottles waiting to mature. 1999, 5 puttonyos Aszu

Nine network, wines on a niner

Leaving a troubled 2018 behind for a better 2019? Anniversary wines to go with it. Leaving behind a troubled 2018, both in vinous terms, with difficult weather, and for the world as a whole, it is time to think about 2019. What wines should you consider if you, or someone you know, have a 9 […]

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Red cars in a parking lot

Buon Natale – Italian Christmas

For many people the celebration of Christmas is very much linked to their childhood and the traditions of their native country. But when people move to another country and get married with someone from this country they have to get used to new traditions. I could think of much “worse” traditions to get used to […]

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Old wine bottles in the cellar

BKWine Brief reaches 100 but continues to grow

We have written a short look back on how it started and some thoughts on the future. Here is the introduction and the ending. Read the full story on the site: the 100 issues of the BKWine Brief! “May 2003. That was when we did the very first BKWine Brief. One hundred issues back. This […]

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Inside the cathedral in Reims

BKWine Brief reaches 100 but continues to grow

The BKWine Brief story from the start to today In December 2011 we publish the 100th issue of our newsletter, the BKWine Brief. Here is a look back on how it started and some thoughts on the future. May 2003. That was when we did the very first BKWine Brief. One hundred issues back. In […]

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400 Bordeaux chateaux sold at auction

On December 18 a bit over 400 Bordeaux chateau were sold at auction in Paris. It wasn’t the actual wine estates that were sold of course, but depictions of them. In 1850 the first edition of what was to become a legendary wine book was published: Cocks et Feret’s Bordeaux et ses vins (Bordeaux and […]

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Wine Politics

Wine Politics By Tyler Colman Publisher: University of California Press Tyler Colman is perhaps better known under the name Dr Vino and is as such one of the most interesting wine bloggers in the US. This book is a result of his PhD dissertation in political science at Northwestern University. The book reads like a […]

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The World Atlas of Wine

The World Atlas of Wine Hugh Johnson, Jancis Robinson 6th edition Mitchell Beazley If you should have only one wine book then this is it. First published in 1971 and since long a classic (we have all editions except the first). The 6th edition has been expanded with 48 pages and 20 new maps. The […]

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