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Marco Parusso and his daughter Giulia

Top-class Piedmont wines from Parusso, welcome to Piedmont’s nobility

“With knowledge and modern technology you can get an elephant to dance ballet”. The evening’s tasting offered a lot of new insights, nuances and wonderful metaphors. Among other things, the link between bananas and wine. A trip from two to 30 hectares over five generations in Monforte d’Alba. The last two generations sat at our […]

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Vineyards in Piedmont

Piedmont’s treasure of lesser-known native grape varieties

Piedmont has a wealth of little-known traditional varieties. Time to discover them! The wine region Piedmont in north-western Italy is best known for its powerful Nebbiolo wines Barolo and Barbaresco, its fruity Barbera and sweet Moscato wines. But the region has much more to offer. Piedmont hosts an impressive range of indigenous (autochthonous) grape varieties […]

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Vineyards in Lessona and the Alps

Lessona, a pioneer in Piedmont

Nebbiolo is more than Barolo and Barbaresco! There is much more to discover in Piedmont than just the well-known classics of Barolo and Barbaresco. Today the region is bubbling with a new generation of winemakers, almost like the Far West, and small wine regions that are in the process of rebuilding their wine production. Much, […]

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Vineyards and hills in Barbaresco, Piedmont

Meet the Queen of Wines, Barbaresco

Two of Italy´s most prestigious wines are the Piedmontese stars Barolo and Barbaresco. Both made from 100% of the autochthonous Piedmont grape variety Nebbiolo. It is easily recognized by its light colour, high tannins and perfumed aromas, but the two wines have some notable differences. The main differences between the two wines come from geological […]

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Wine cellar with barrels and frescoes

Loire, Greece, Oregon, Campania, Ahr, Piedmont, New Zealand and much more in Handpicked’s range

Recommendations from an ambitious importer’s selection For a wine enthusiast, it is important to keep an eye on what the various importers have to offer. It is with the ambitious importers that you will find exciting wines, such as the importer Handpicked Wines. The big grocery chains selection is often largely populated by moderately exciting […]

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Barolo 1970

8 Barolos from 1970

The Barolo 1970 vintage came at a period of transition. Chemical treatments in the vineyards were still a novelty. The Nebbiolo wines had traditionally been built for a long future, with months of maceration and years of patient ageing in the botti (large oak barrels). At the same time, new ideas began to emerge in […]

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Mountain view and vineyards in the Piedmont

Three Piedmont wines from Ferdinando Principiano

On October 26 Caviste launches three wines from Ferdinando Principiano on the Swedish market. The wines can certainly be interesting for wine drinkers also in other countries. It is question of three different grape varieties: dolcetto, barbera and nebbiolo. Ferdinando Principiano tries to work as naturally as possible but is not so interested in certifications. […]

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CIVB (Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux) headquarters in Bordeaux

What’s on at BKWine Tours, June 2017

Autumn / fall 2017 Bordeaux, September 27 – October 1 Piedmont, wine and truffles, October 18-22 Douro Valley, Portugal, October 18-22 Alentejo and Setubal, October 25-29 Winter 2018 Chile and Argentina, January 27 – February 11, 2018 South Africa, February 23 – March 5, 2018 (with possible safari and golf add-on) For more information please […]

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A vineyard in Sancerre

A new and exciting wine travel autumn is ready for you

We have finalised all the planning for the coming autumn / fall wine tours. You can read more on the program further down in the section on wine travel. We have two new destinations to offer you this year. Piedmont in northern Italy with wine and truffles, including a cooking workshop. And also Alentejo, the […]

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Bordeaux, vinerna, distrikten, producenterna, vinboken om Bordeaux viner, i serien Guide till vinets värld

Our new book series “Guide to the World of Wine” wins first prize in Gastronomic Academy Book Awards, “of international class”

We are very happy and proud to have received first prize in the Swedish Gastronomic Academy Book Awards. Many thanks to the jury and to the publisher. And above all, thank you to you who reads the book! Gastronomic Academy Book Awards is the annual event for all food and beverage books published during the […]

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The La Spinetta wine cellar in Piedmont

“It can’t get any better!” says a customer

We love hearing from our guest, the travellers, on our tours. This past autumn we had a wine tour to the Piedmont (or Piemonte if we stick to Italian). It had of course plenty of winery visits, vineyards, and tastings but it also included a visit to the famous truffles market in Alba with the […]

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Serralunga in Barolo, Piedmont

Prestige “Barbaresco” will be Barbaresco once more

Angelo Gaja’s children obviously do not agree with their father’s decision to sell the estate’s three single vineyard Barbaresco – Costa Russi, Sori Tildin and Sori San Lorenzo – as DOC Langhe instead of DOCG Barbaresco. Angelo Gaja starting doing this in 1996, possibly because he wanted to include some Barbera in the wines. Something […]

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Vineyards on hills in Barolo, Piedmont

Slow Wine from Piedmont: Cantalupo, Icardi, Mossio

Cantalupo, Icardi, Mossio, three producers that were presented when Slow Wine, the wine part of the Slow Food movement, came to Sweden. Slow Wine wants to bring forward some of Italy’s best wine producers and help them to spread the fame of Italian wines worldwide. BKWine’s reporter Tobias Karlsson reports. Earlier this year a number […]

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Italy, Portugal, Germany, USA and Austria at Handpicked Wines

Two years ago, my overall impression from Handpicked’s range tasting was very positive.  It focused on smaller producers who had “something extra” that can make the difference in a large wine selection. (Handpicked Wines is a Swedish importer specialising in wines from small-ish producers.) It was therefore with great expectations that I looked forward to […]

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Piedra Negra and Chacayes from Francois Lurton

An uneven battle against 400 wines and three prejudices

Amarone is dried raisin juice. Argentina only makes bulk wine. Barolo is overpriced. True or prejudice? Vingruppen is Sweden’s second largest wine importer and consists of six different companies: VinUnic, Wineworld, The Wine Agency, Vinovum, Valid Wines and Opentable. When they invite you to taste their range, it feels like there are more bottles than […]

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Barolo and Barbaresco – new UNESCO World Heritage Site

Italian regions of Langhe-Roero and Monferrato, which includes the well-known wine regions of Barolo and Barbaresco, were on June 22 appointed UNESCO World Heritage Site. Congratulations to all the producers we know in the region! And we agree with UNESCO when they say that the region of Langhe Roero and Monferrato is one of the […]

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Old oak vats in a wine cellar in Piedmont

Adventures in Italy: travel with BKWine to the Piedmont, with wine, food and truffles, says the Italian Tourist Office

The Italian State Tourist Office has produced a beautiful magazine about various destinations in Italy. The name is “Italian adventures”. One of the trips that they feature in the magazine is BKWine’s wine and food tour to Piedmont, a tour that takes place in the autumn when it is also the season for truffles. But […]

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