Our Team

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The BKWine team

Your tour guide and manager is key to a successful wine tour. He/she is your ambassador to the wine world.

Our tours guides are highly knowledgeable about wine, gastronomy, local culture and tradition. They speak the local language (the most interesting winemakers don’t always speak your language), and of course they know how to run a tour smoothly. Take a look at their profiles and you will understand what we mean.

Britt Karlsson

Britt is one of the co-founders of BKWine (the other is her husband Per). She does most of the tour planning and you should talk to her if you are looking for a custom-designed tour. She has organised and led many hundreds of wine tours and is a respected journalist and wine writer, published in wine magazines in Scandinavia and internationally. She has written several award-winning wine books, unmatched by any other wine tour organiser.

Each year Britt visits some 200 wineries on her travels. She has travelled in wine regions in most corners of the world, including more unusual wine destinations such as China and Brazil.

You can see more of her writing in BKWine Magazine and on Forbes.com.

Britt Karlsson, co-founder of BKWine
Britt Karlsson, co-founder of BKWine, copyright BKWine Photography

Per Karlsson

Per co-founded BKWine with his wife Britt. Rumour has it that his interest in wine started when he was 13. Just like Britt, he visits some 200 wineries each year on wine tours and for research purposes, writing about wine primarily online for BKWine Magazine and Forbes.com.

Per is also a professional photographer, specialising in wine and travel. See BKWine Photography for more on this.

Before creating BKWine Per had a long career in marketing and international business development in the technology industry (he has an MSc in Physics and an MBA from Insead).

Per Karlsson, co-founder of BKWine
Per Karlsson, co-founder of BKWine, copyright BKWine Photography

Åsa Johansson

Åsa is BKWine’s person in Italy. She has lived in Florence for almost 20 years and has a passion for all things Italian, evidenced by the fact that she married an Italian and settled in Florence, having first gone there to study political science.

Åsa had worked in the wine trade before becoming fully involved in travel, tourism and wine writing. She has attended an Italian wine school and has WSET qualifications, and is also very knowledgeable about Italian food (including olive oil, thanks to a family connection).

She has extensive experience in the Italian wine tourism sector and is a contributor on wine, food and travel for several lifestyle magazines, special interest publications and newspapers. She also writes  articles and commentary on Italian wine and food for BKWine Magazine.

Other team members

We work with a small number of other highly qualified people who undertake special projects for us. They are all carefully chosen for their wine and travel knowledge … and because they are nice people.

When we came to the Clos Henri winery they wanted us to sign one of our wine books for them
When we came to the Clos Henri winery they wanted us to sign one of our wine books for them, copyright BKWine Photography
When we came to the Clos Henri winery they wanted us to sign one of our wine books for them
When we came to the Clos Henri winery they wanted us to sign one of our wine books for them, copyright BKWine Photography

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