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”World’s Best Wine Book for Professionals 2010” is awarded to BKWine for The Creation of a Wine! – from the press release

We are immensely proud! This is the beginning of the press release: “The Swedish wine book “The Creation of a Wine” was awarded the prize “World’s Best Wine Book for Professionals 2010” in the international book competition Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2011. The Creation of a Wine is written by Britt Karlsson, with photography by […]

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Harvesting with a harvest machine

Mechanical harvest

Grape harvest with a harvest machine (tractor) A winegrower can either harvest manually with people in the vineyard, or do mechanical harvest with a machine. Mechanical harvest is done with a dedicated harvester or with a module attached to a vineyard tractor. Is manual harvest better than machine? The received wisdom is that manual harvest […]

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Pumping over at a big chateau

Pumping over or remontage

Extracting more by spraying the cap — “Pumping over” (called remontage in French) is a technology used in the winery to increase extraction. The winemaker performs it by emptying fermenting must from the bottom of a tank and then pumping it to the top of the tank. A tube is attached to a must pump […]

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“Wine Tech” galleries for the enthusiasts

We have started a series of wine growing and wine making slide shows to show more details on how some things are done. The intention is to illustrate some aspects of wine making or growing more in detail to give the enthusiast a better insight into each theme. For each theme we’ve created what we […]

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Noble rot

Noble rot is what makes some sweet wines what they are. Noble rot, or botrytis cinerea (or pourriture noble in French), is a kind of fungus, a mushroom, which can develop on the grapes in the vineyard under certain conditions, when the weather is humid. In the right conditions it becomes noble rot. The winemaker […]

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