The leading wine magazine features our wine travel
Sommelier India wine Magazine is the leading Indian wine magazine dedicated to wine and wine lovers. Contrary to what the name may suggest it is not only for professionals but very much also for the wine loving public.
In their just published issue they have an article dedicated to wine travel and wine tourism. The title of the article is Trailing the Vine and it is written by Carol Wright.
Carol starts the article with this:
One of travel’s great pleasures is time to enjoy local wines, discovering unknown but pleasing vintages. So it’s no surprise to learn that wine holidays are not just for would-be Masters of Wine, but also for those who want to learn a little while relaxing a lot and enjoying the scenery.
It is certainly hard not to agree wholeheartedly with that!
One of the wine travel organisers she writes about is BKWine. This is what she has to say about us:
BKWine Tours, founded in the 1990s by Britt Karlsson, a Swede living in Paris, is now jointly run with her husband Per. The couple also produces a wine magazine, has a wine photography library and runs about 30 tours a year for wine enthusiasts and professionals. Per says, “We are seeing a strong interest in discovering and visiting the producers that are ‘off the beaten track’.
Our travellers become really excited and enthusiastic when we take them to, for example, the small family-owned Champagne wineries to meet the people behind the wines, as well as taste wines with more personality and just as outstanding quality, or when we have a luxurious private lunch and wine tasting together with the winemaker in a Bordeaux château. We can do this kind of behind-the-scenes event because we know the winemakers. We try to share our passion and knowledge about wine.”
BKWine Tours has added two new destinations this year: Tuscany at harvest time and Champagne. One of their special custom-designed tours is wine and truffles in Croatia, a wine region that produces white truffles.
Many thanks for the attention! We are certainly happy to have travellers from India – or from any other part of the world!
On Carol Wright: “With honours degree in history, worked in public relations for eight years before becoming a freelance travel and food writer; author of over 30 books on travel and food. Also writes about shopping, and garden travel. Has twice been chairman of the British Guild of Travel Writers”, http://www.bgtw.org/carol-wright.html. She has written for or participated in House and Garden, the Daily Mail, Hong Kong Tatler, BBC Good Food Magazine, The Independent and many other media. She has written some 30 books.
More on Sommelier India Wine Magazine: http://www.sommelierindia.com
(PS: if you look closely you can see that Britt is in the big picture on the second page.)