About Britt Karlsson

Maker of World's Top Wine Tours. On WBI's Power List of wine journalists. Wine Profile of the Year 2011. We've been named World's Top Wine Tours by Travel + Leisure Magazine. We've written a wine book that won the award World's Best Wine Book for Professionals and another that's been awarded Best Wine Book in Sweden for Professionals. We had (probably) the first web site on wine in Scandinavia in 1996. We publish one of the most read independent wine newsletters on wine. And lots of other things we're proud of too.
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Vineyards in the lush landscape in Le Marche

Le Marche Wine Tour

Le Marche –The Italian wine and food destination on the Adriatic Sea — Sun, sea, and a whole lot of interesting wines. And the most incredible gastronomic speciality that we have so far tasted: stuffed and deep-fried olives! This small region in the centre of Italy, splendidly located on the Adriatic Sea, with impressively high […]

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Harvesting white grapes in Campania

Campania in Southern Italy, Wine Tour

Wine Tour to Southern Italy: Campania’s amazing wines, South Italian cuisine and world-renowned mozzarella — Welcome on a wine tour to southern Italy. We visit the exciting region of Campania where we get to know grapes like aglianico, falanghina, greco and piedirosso, and many others. This is where the best wines were made in the […]

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Vineyards in the Franschhoek Valley

South Africa Wine Tour

Wine Tour to South Africa: Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and more! Meet the ambitious and talented winemakers with us — In the last twenty years South African wine country has gone through a revolution. Today South Africa is a major producer of quality wines. The new generation winemakers have increased the quality dramatically. There is a lot […]

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Vineyards on the hillside, Chile

Chile & Argentina Wine Tour

South America, the unique wine tour to Argentina & Chile! Join us on a fantastic voyage of discovery in the vineyards of Chile and Argentina! And a breath-taking trip over the Andes. — Chile and Argentina. Two wine countries on each side of the Andes mountain range. Both with grandiose scenery. And some of the […]

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An oak forest and a vineyard in Alentejo

Alentejo and Setúbal, Portugal, Wine Tour

The Wine Tour to the dynamic Alentejo, with a visit to the Setúbal peninsula and the legendary muscatel wines — When the weather is still warm in the fall we visit Portugal, one of the most exciting wine countries in Europe right now. We cover two Portuguese wine regions during these days. We spend a […]

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Grapes ready to harvest in Valpolicella

Wine tour best bubbles of Italy: Franciacorta, Prosecco, Valpolicella

A wine tour in north-east Italy: From Milan to Venice. Italy’s best sparkling wines, plus Valpolicella! — This trip combines the best of Italy’s sparkling wines – Franciacorta and Prosecco from Conegliano-Valdobbiadene – with the powerful red wines of Valpolicella. It will be an exciting journey starting in Milan and ending in Venice. With overnight […]

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A lot of oak barrels in the wine cellar

Puglia, Southern Italy Wine Tour

Wine tour to Puglia, Apulia, Italy’s heel: southern sun, baroque splendour and primitivo — Apulia, the long Italian heel, attracts visitors with sun, sea, charming fishing villages, stunning baroque cities and, not least, with its powerful and flavourful wines. There has been a veritable quality revolution in the last 20 years here in Apulia! On […]

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Chile & Argentina, January 27 – February 11, 2018

Chile & Argentina, January 27 – February 11, 2018

South America, the unique wine tour to Argentina & Chile! Join us on a fantastic voyage of discovery in the vineyards of Chile and Argentina! And a breath-taking trip over the Andes. — Chile and Argentina. Two wine countries on each side of the Andes mountain range. Both with grandiose scenery. And some of the […]

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South Africa, February 23 – March 5, 2018

South Africa, February 23 – March 5, 2018

Wine Tour to South Africa: Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and more! Meet the ambitious and talented winemakers with us — In the last twenty years South African wine country has gone through a revolution. Today South Africa is a major producer of quality wines. The new generation winemakers have increased the quality dramatically. There is a lot […]

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Bordeaux, April 25-29, 2018

Bordeaux, April 25-29, 2018

Bordeaux, a classic wine tour destination! Luxurious châteaux and ambitious winemakers! — In Bordeaux you find world famous châteaux and world famous wines but also a lot of new exciting initiatives – less famous but maybe more important for the future of Bordeaux! – and young enthusiastic wine makers. On this trip we will visit […]

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Vineyards and mountains in Stellenbosch, South Africa

South Africa, wine and food in combination | a world class wine tour

South Africa has about 100,000 hectares (240,000 acres) of vineyards. This figure has been stable for a long time. What has changed is how the grapes are used. During apartheid, over 50% of the grapes went to distillation for brandy production. Now most grapes are used to make wine. During our tour in the South […]

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Lunch time at Montgras-Ninquén, Chile

Chile and Argentina, a wine tour filled with unforgettable experiences

Our wine tour to South America is filled with experiences. The wines, the nature, the people, the food. Every day will be different. Which wine will be your favourite? A Carmenère from Chile or a Malbec from Mendoza? Or maybe a Pinot Noir or a Sauvignon Blanc from Chile’s coastal district where the ocean’s cool […]

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Carefully sorting the grapes at the sorting table

Harvest time in Bordeaux | wine tour

End of September is usually a very busy time in the vineyards in Bordeaux. It is peak harvest season. But it is always different; sometimes harvest is later, sometimes earlier. This year it will be early so end of September will be towards the end of the harvest. Which means that there are still plenty […]

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Vineyards and mountains in Stellenbosch

South Africa, amazing wines with quality and ambition | wine tour

In the mid-1990s the export market opened up for South Africa. And since then we have not stopped drinking their wines. South African wine has changed a lot during these 20 years. Some associate South Africa with simple, well-made wines. These wines, often shipped in bulk to different countries, make up quite a big part […]

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Morning view over Mendoza City and the Andes

Once-in-a-lifetime South American wine tour: Chile and Argentina

Although the wine is the star in this two-week trip, it is filled with other experiences as well. We will get to know these two countries, Argentina and Chile, South America’s most important wine countries, not only through their wines, but also through their gastronomy, nature, cities and rural areas. We will get to know […]

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Cleaning in a modern winery, Alentejo

Alentejo and Setubal, best of Portugal, with magnificent wine producers | wine tour

Portugal is a small country but an important wine country. First, it became known for its fortified wines, port wines and madeira. The port has made a comeback in recent years. High-quality Madeira is much appreciated by the wine connoisseurs. But today, Portugal is definitely not only fortified wine. On the contrary. From the north […]

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Cape vineyards

South Africa: a new generation terroir wines, with sea and nature | wine tour

Our wine tour to South Africa starts at the end of February. It is still summer in South Africa, but not too hot. The harvest has just begun or has maybe been going on for a week or so. You will see many different harvesting activities. The picking in the vineyard, destemming, fermentation, pumping over, […]

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A traditional farmhouse in Alentejo

Lisbon and Evora, two magnificent places on the wine tour in Alentejo | wine tour

The wine tour to Alentejo begins in Lisbon. Portugal’s capital is located at the mouth of the river Tejo. It is a city built on hills, an exciting city where you will always find something unexpected. We stay the first and the last night in Lisbon. The other two nights we are in the much […]

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Vineyards and mountains in Stellenbosch

Wine tours autumn 2017 and winter 2018

You will find all information about our wine tours for autumn 2017 and our South America and South Africa tours beginning of 2018 on bkwinetours.com. You can choose between France, Portugal, Italy, Argentina & Chile and South Africa. All destinations will give you a magnificent wine and food experience. Bordeaux, 27 September – 1 October […]

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A winery in Franschhoek in Cape Dutch style

South Africa, wine, gastronomy and nature – an unbeatable combination | wine tour

We have now also published our program for South Africa 2018. The tour starts at the end of February, when it is still summer in South Africa. The harvest has just begun and there will be lots of activities going on, both in the cellars and in the vineyards. We start the tour in Cape […]

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