BKWine

About BKWine

BKWine, or BKWine AB as the full name is, is a Swedish company around wine. BKWine is about wine in many different shapes and forms. Everything we do revolve around wine in different ways. Our main activity is wine travel but we also do other things concerning wine.

Our wine tours have been named World’s Top Wine Tours by Travel + Leisure Magazine and are named “recommended tours” by the world’s biggest wine tasting association. Britt, one of the co-founders, was named Wine Personality of the Year in 2011.  She is also the author of the book the Creation of a Wine that was awarded the prize as the World’s Best Wine Book for Professionals by the World Gourmand Cookbook Awards in 2011.

To put it shortly BKWine are experts in wine and passionate about food and wine, with a specialty in travel.

We hope to meet you some day soon!

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The company BKWine

BKWine was created by Britt and Per Karlsson, a husband and wife team of Swedish origin but living in Paris (France) since many years. BKWine is the result of their passion for wine, food and travel.

You can read more about Britt and Per on the BKWine Team page.

Wine Tours and Wine Travel

Vineyard by the sea

Vineyard by the sea, copyright BKWine Photography

BKWine organises wine tours. This is the core of our business. We have been in the business of taking people around vineyards, showing wine lovers the behind-the-scenes for almost 20 years. Each year we organise some 30 wine tours and personally visit some 300 vineyards.

Our destinations are currently focused on Europe and its wine regions and also include South Africa and South America. But we are constantly evolving. We have for example done tours to France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Austria, South Africa, Hungary, Croatia, Chile, Argentina and Germany, as well as other countries. More destinations will no doubt come in the future.

We work both with wine enthusiasts and wine professionals. Our clients range from the curious wine novice who wants to visit a vineyard for the first time to the professional wine educator or sommelier who wants to get an insider’s view of the wine world.

We probably know more about wine than any other wine tour operator.

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Education

Technical tasting of aged champagne

Technical tasting of aged champagne, copyright BKWine Photography

Are you serious about learning more about wine? Do you want your team to become more knowledgeable? BKWine can organise the wine education program you need. Here are some examples of wine courses and training sessions we have done:

  • Wine courses for wine enthusiasts from beginner’s level to very advanced.
  • Restaurant staff training for the whole staff of a newly opened gourmet restaurant
  • Two day intensive study course, including vineyard visits, for a yacht steward
  • “What’s new in France?” for a wine importer’s staff
  • Pre-exam intensive training and study trip for advanced wine studies
  • And much more

We also regularly give tastings and lectures on various subjects relating to wine.

Contact us if you have an education project you would like to discuss!

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Journalism and wine writing

Talking with the winemaker in the cellar

Talking with the winemaker in the cellar, copyright BKWine Photography

BKWine

writes about wine, food and travel. We work on a freelance basis for various wine and food magazines. We also publish the widely read electronic wine newsletter the BKWine Brief and the on-line publication BKWine Magazine. BKWine Magazine is probably Scandinavia’s most read independent wine site. It is also available in English and widely read all over the world and recognised as an authoritative source for wine information.

We are members of the CWW Circle of Wine Writers (UK), APV Association de la Presse du Vin (France), and FIJEV the International Wine Writers’ Federation.

We have published several award-winning books on wine:

In English:

And in Swedish:

Read more on our books here.

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Photography and video

BKWine has a very extensive photo library of pictures on wine, food and travel. BKWine’s photography has been licensed by magazine and book publishers all over the world.

Customers include Wall Street Journal, Decanter Magazine, National Geographic, GEO, and many more. Our photographic collection covers many of the world’s wine regions. More information on BKWine’s photography can be found on the BKWine Photography site. We also do quite a lot of wine videos, mainly part of our journalistic activity, with reportage from wineries and wine regions and interviews with winemakers and other wine people. Occasionally we also produce videos on assignment for clients. You can find our videos on BKWine Magazine.

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Consulting

A glass with wine on the terrace

A glass with wine on the terrace, copyright BKWinePhotography.

BKWine consults on wine and wine related subjects. Here are some examples of projects:

  • Creating a wine list for a newly launched gourmet restaurant and developing a purchasing strategy
  • Advising on sales strategy for old and rare wines
  • Finding possible new wine suppliers within specific market segments
  • Approaching the Scandinavian wine market

Contact us if you want to discuss a consulting project!

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Selling wine

No – we don’t sell wine.

Technical details on BKWine AB


BKWine AB is a Swedish limited company with activities in the areas of wine travel, wine journalism and photography, wine consulting and other related activities. For the travel activities BKWine AB has a financial (bank) guarantee (“resegaranti”) with the Swedish Travel Control Authority (“Kammarkollegium”) in accordance with Swedish and EU legislation.

BKWine AB’s company registration number is: 556678-3725.

BKWine’s EU VAT number is: VAT Code  SE556678372501.

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Privacy and cookies

BKWine may for its own purposes store your email and/or contact details in paper or electronic form. You can always request a copy of the information by contacting us. BKWine will not share your email with any third party, nor will we ever sell it to anyone. If you sign up for one of our newsletters or mailings we will use your email just for that purpose. There is always an unsubscribe link: you can always easily unsubscribe from our newsletters or mailings by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email. You can also unsubscribe on the newsletter sign-up page.

This site, http://www.bkwinetours.com, uses cookies for the purpose of collecting visitor statistics (e.g. with Google Analytics or StatCounter). This allows us to know for examples how many visitors we have on the site. The cookies are anonymous and do not collect any personal information.

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Copyright of text and photos

Text and images on this site are under copyright and are the property of BKWine, unless specifically noted that it is not. (This excludes press logos and other fair-use items).

This means, for example, that it is not allowed to use images or text from this site in other media, for example on other sites and blogs.

We are not in principle against such things but we do require that you contact us to request permission.

All images can be licensed through BKWine Photography, the stock photo site specialised in wine, travel and gastronomy.

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