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Our two new wine books in shops: Wine guide to Bordeaux and to Tuscany

“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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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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Favourite picks from the Altia wine range

Tasting wines at a wine show can be a challenge. BKWine’s reporter in Gothenburg, Mattias Schyberg, dived right in when the Finnish wine import and distribution giant Altia Corporation came to Gothenburg to present their full range of wines to the press and restaurant people. Here are his favourite picks with some added bonuses. I […]

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Vigneti La Selvanella Riserva Chianti Classico 2011, Cantina Melini | Britt’s Wine of the Month

A Chianti Classico exactly as it should be. Full-bodied, structured and balanced with fine cherry fruit, soft tannins, long finish and subtle oak notes. This is the wine producer Melini’s top wine. Riserva indicates that the wine has spent some time in oak barrels. The grapes for the wine come from a special vineyard called […]

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Beef and wine from Tuscany: the Fonterutoli winery and the butcher Dario Cecchini performs at the Restaurant AG

The chef, the butcher and the winemaker Red wine with meat, sure it still works even if one should avoid being too conventional in wine and food pairing. When Francesco Mazzei from the Castello di Fonterutoli and the Marchesi Mazzei winery in Tuscany came to Stockholm he brought with him the legendary butcher Dario Cecchini. […]

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Cabernet franc makes progress in Tuscany

“Super Tuscans” have almost been a bit fading from the wine scene in Tuscany recently. Or perhaps they are just changing. Traditionally super-Tuscans were made from Bordeaux grapes, mainly cabernet sauvignon, with a bit of sangiovese for local character. Initially they were powerful, impressive wines, but sometimes with a bit too much make-up and exaggerated […]

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Sangiovese, not a happy grape?

Who would not be happy to be in Tuscany? Apparently not sangiovese, according to what Asa writes on the travel blog. Sangiovese, she says, is often described by female winemakers as “a stubborn old man” and by male winemakers as ” a hysterical woman”… (Remember that we are in Italy.) But handled correctly and with […]

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Wines from all around the world from the wine importer Vinovativa

Vinovativa’s 10th anniversary and grand tasting: Austria, Barolo, Bordeaux, Cahors, Douro Valley, New Zealand, Piedmont, Priorat, Saint Emilion, sherry, Tuscany, Germany, and more! Wine importer Vinovativa has over ten years positioned itself as one with a wide range of wines with wines from the world represented. At the same time, they focus mainly on smaller […]

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Wine from Sardinia: Agricola Punica with winemaker Sebastiano Rosa

A new Sassicaia from carignan? Agricola Punica is a new vineyard in Sardinia with close ties to the legendary Tenuta San Guido (Sassicaia) in Tuscany. In Sardinia they make two wines, “entry level” Montessu and the more ambitious Barrua . Winemaker Sebastiano Rosa was in Stockholm to present his wines. BKWine’s Roland Eriksson reports . […]

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New rooster and new rules for Chianti Classico

During the launch of the new vintage of Chianti Classico, the “anteprima” or the “primeurs”, in mid-February in Florence the consorzio presented the new design of the black rooster, the gallo nero symbol of Chianti Classico. They also presented the new rules, as of this year, that will apply for Chianti Classico. BKWine’s Åsa Johansson reports. […]

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Nittardi in Tuscany, a wine and art enthusiast

We know of several wineries where beautiful works of art are on display in the cellar and in the vineyard. Åsa has visited Nittardi in Tuscany, owned since 1981 by a German-Italian couple that also has an art gallery in Frankfurt. Besides having sculptures and pictures by well known artist here and there the couple […]

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