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We have written a number of books

I thought it would be a good idea to update you on our book writing activity. Apart from organising wine tours and writing about wine as wine journalists we have written a number of books. We have written several wine books: Bordeaux, wines, regions, producers, a wine lover’s introduction to the world’s most famous wine […]

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How to describe a wine = gobbledygook?

In last brief we wrote about how to describe a wine in a way that makes people understand what you mean. We have received some comments from readers that we would like to share with you. A reader from Sweden tells us about an English wine writer who many years ago came to Sweden and […]

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Two New Books from BKWine: on Bordeaux and on Tuscany, in new wine book series

Guide to the World of Wine is a new book series that we have just launched. The first two titles in the series are about Bordeaux and Tuscany. The books contain easy-to-read but fact-filled information about wine regions and are richly illustrated. They are published by Tukan förlag. More information about the series Guide to […]

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Top ten wine travel destinations

What is your best wine tour destination? If I ask 10 people that question I would probably get ten different answers. What is “best” depends on what you want so in essence a list of “the ten best wine travel destinations” is not a very meaningful exercise. A bit like “the world’s top ten wines”. […]

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Sunset over the harbour, copyright BKWine Photography

Christmas Gift from the Wine Spectator

For Christmas we received a small present from The Wine Spectator. A bulky envelope arrived in the post. It came from the Wine Spectator and contained two copies of their magazine. We don’t subscribe though. One of our businesses is photography, specialised in wine. Many publications, magazines, books etc, use our photography when they need […]

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An interview with BKWine Photography on the Daminion blog

To keep track of and organise one’s pictures is important but not always easy. I have some 130,000 photo in my archive. With that I don’t remember it all. The shoe-box method is not sufficient. (Does it still exist in the digital age?) You need a cataloguing program, a so-called DAM, Digital Asset Management system. […]

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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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Book Award #1: Our book “France, The Country of Wine” wins the OIV Award for Wine and Territories

We are very proud and happy: Our book “France, The Country of Wine” has won the prestigious OIV Award in the category “Wine and Territories’! OIV (International Organisation of Vine and Wine, or L’Organisation Internationale de la Vigne et du Vin) is a sort of UN for wine for all the countries that make wine. […]

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Tasting at the Drop Shop wine bar in Budapest

Wine tours making waves in Hungary on

Hungary seems to be the flavour of the month, or rather of the year. And I hope that it will not stop at that. We have had the occasion to taste quite a few Hungarian wines recently (more about that later) and many of them are excellent! (Read for example “Uncorked, June” to be published […]

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BKWine now writes for Forbes

If you have read the Brief the last few months then you have probably already seen it. We (both Britt and Per) now since some time back write for We write for Forbes almost once a week on a wide range of wine related subjects. Recently we have for instance covered luxury rosés and […]

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Carl Edmund on our Organic Wine book: “I am very impressed”

We know Carl Edmund as someone who is passionate about wine and about food. He is particularly passionate about wine and food from Champagne, perhaps since that is where he lives. He recently wrote a comment on our new book Biodynamic, Organic, and Natural Winemaking, Sustainable Viticulture and Viniculture that I just can’t help but […]

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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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Pictures, thousands of pictures!

We have many thousands of pictures in our archive at BKWine Photography. In fact, we have well over 100,000 photos. Today, many, both professionals and non-professional “amateurs” amass significant amounts of photos, not least with the ever-ready smart phone camera. But how can you keep track of them? Know where to find what?If you want […]

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A selection of BKWine Tours press mentions

Our wine tours in the press, on the travel blog

On BKWine’s Travel Blog we have recently published some press mentions that our wine tours have had. We are quite proud of all the positive words. Read more: USA Today: “Critically acclaimed and highly professional international wine tourism company” Huffington Post: “How to visit a vineyard” Travel Gluttons: “An exciting journey for wine lovers“ Wonderful […]

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Our first book in English: Biodynamic, Organic, and Natural Winemaking

We are very happy to announce that our first book in English is soon to be published. The book is called “Biodynamic, organic and natural winemaking. Sustainable viticulture and viniculture.” It is published by Floris Books. Here is a short introduction to the book. We will give you more details once it is on the […]

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BKWine runner-up in wine & travel blogging competition

A bit of a mouth-full, wine / travel blogging competition… Great Wine Capitals is an association of some of the world’s great wine regions. Their mission is to spread the word that these wine regions are fantastic travel destinations. Last year they arranged a competition for bloggers who write on wine and travel. We write […]

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Time to try the IWFS vintage chart?

Some people find a vintage chart with year ratings invaluable. Others think it is unnecessary. If you want a small, convenient and reliable vintage chart you can do worse than to try the one published by International Wine and Food Society in handy pocket format. Starting with the latest edition of the chart we at […]

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Fun and unusual wine videos: Jaime ton wine

Internet videos on wine tend to be shaky footage of vineyards, someone drinking wine in front of the camera blabbering on about fruit and body, or sometimes a winemaker who talks. This one is different: Jaime ton wine. It helps if you speak French, but even if not it is obvious that this is different. […]

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What is wine communication and who are the communicators?

The recent DWCC in Rioja included a session on wine communications, what it is and who does it. BKWine was one of the panellists. At the Digital Wine Communications Conference (#DWCC) in Rioja this past autumn, where a large number of online wine communicators gathered, there was one panel discussion titled “What is wine communication […]

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