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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Felton Road Winery and vineyards, Central Otago, New Zealand

Discover both the wine-lands and the country of New Zealand | wine tour

New Zealand is far away. Far from everything. Therefore, this tour is the longest we have on our program. But it will still feel too short, once you’re there! There is so much to see. We mix wine visits and wine tastings with Maori culture, geysers, glaciers and sightseeing in for instance Wellington, the capital. […]

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Vineyards, a winery and mountains in Franschhoek, South Africa

An unforgettable tour and meetings with amazing people | wine tour in South Africa

South Africa has so much to offer that it is difficult to know where to start. Wine-wise, the country has evolved tremendously and now finally people are beginning to realize that the country can do more than just export inexpensive bulk wine. But it has taken time and there is still a lot to do. […]

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Two glasses of champagne, white and rosé

Champagne should be served in the right glasses | wine tour

If you order a glass of champagne in France, you often ask for “une coupe de champagne”. A coupe is – in principle – the big champagne glass, shaped like a flat bowl and pretty hopeless to drink from. It was popular in the old days but actually it has made a small comeback. But […]

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Bottles in pupitres in an underground cellar in Champagne

Champagne stories and history enhances the wine experience | wine tour

About 2 billion bottles of sparkling wine are produced in the world each year. Champagne accounts for 15% of this volume. The demand for bubbles has increased by 30% in ten years and it shows no sign of slowing down. Champagne’s competitors are getting better and better. But we definitely believe that Champagne will retain […]

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Champagne as aperitif

Champagne, for drinks and for dinners | wine tour

Champagne is a wine for parties and cocktails but it is also a wine to drink with food. Have you tried it? During this tour we will learn how to combine champagne with food. We will eat fabulous lunches with champagne throughout. But you will learn a lot more. The whole production process for instance. […]

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New Zealand, a new but fascinating wine country | wine tour

Although the first vines were planted in New Zealand already in the 19th century, this is an extremely young New World country. The modern wine industry did not develop until the 1970s and at the time the German grape Müller Thurgau still dominated the vineyards. It is hard to imagine today. Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot […]

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Bottles of champagne “sur lattes” in a wine cellar

Champagne, an exciting success story | wine tour

Champagne is a success story and the region has a long and exciting history. Much has happened since the first bubbles were discovered! The technology has been refined, rules have been written and now Champagne is one of the most controlled wine regions in the world. And one of the most sought-after wines. Throughout the […]

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Decanting for the tasting in a grand chateau in Bordeaux

Bordeaux: Médoc or Saint Emilion, can you tell the difference? | wine tour

You often can tell when you have a bordeaux in the glass, even when served blind. Not always of course, but a good quality Bordeaux has a distinct style. A certain austere character with hints of tobacco and cedar wood are classic features. Also, the ageing in small oak barrels gives a special Bordeaux feeling. […]

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Auckland City

New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc and much more | wine tour

New Zealand came from almost nowhere and became world famous for its Sauvignon Blanc. This grape is still the dominant one New Zealand, but today there is a great variety of other grapes as well. In addition, Sauvignon Blanc is made in many different styles. There are winemakers who experiment with skin contact, or use […]

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View over La Marne with vineyards and a village, Vallée de la Marne, Champagne

Champagne, the real thing | wine tour

Does “real Champagne” exist? No! Either it is Champagne or it is not. There are many sparkling wines in the world but only one that comes from the region of Champagne. And nothing else can be called Champagne. But it used to be common practice that whenever people drank wine with bubbles, they drank “Champagne”, […]

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Champagne, September 11-15, 2019

Champagne, September 11-15, 2019

Champagne wine tour: luxury and gastronomy on the highest level — Nothing else in the world of wine brings out the festive feeling as champagne does. But on this wine tour we will discover that champagne is so much more than a drink just for celebrations. It is above all a very exclusive and delicious […]

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Bordeaux, October 2-6, 2019

Bordeaux, October 2-6, 2019

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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New Zealand, November 20 – December 5, 2019

New Zealand, November 20 – December 5, 2019

The magnificent discovery and exploration wine tour to New Zealand! — We are introducing a new destination, New Zealand! We promise you a magnificent wine adventure that you will never forget! It’s a long flight to get there and therefore we will show you as much as possible of this amazingly exciting country. The wine […]

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Chile & Argentina, January 20 – February 2, 2020

Chile & Argentina, January 20 – February 2, 2020

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 15-23, 2020

South Africa, February 15-23, 2020

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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New Zealand, March 9-24, 2020

New Zealand, March 9-24, 2020

The magnificent discovery and exploration wine tour to New Zealand! — We are introducing a new destination, New Zealand! We promise you a magnificent wine adventure that you will never forget! It’s a long flight to get there and therefore we will show you as much as possible of this amazingly exciting country. The wine […]

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The barrel cellar, Bordeaux

Bordeaux: Classic and stylish, but brimming with new ideas| wine tour

Bordeaux is one of France’s biggest wine regions and the biggest for quality wines. More or less all wines that are made here are AOP wines, appellation d’origine protégée. But despite this fact, you find in Bordeaux wines at all price levels. Bordeaux has many faces and we will discover some of them during our […]

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Waiheke Island, Auckland

New Zealand, exciting wines and amazing scenery | wine tour

New Zealand has become a well-known and well-respected wine country in just 20-25 years. It started with the Sauvignon Blanc wines from Marlborough. Today the country is not only about Sauvignon Blanc. There are a variety of grapes that grow in different types of soils and different types of climate on both the North and […]

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Old bottles of wine in a cellar

Bordeaux: beautiful chateaux and prestigious wines | wine tour

Bordeaux has some very beautiful chateaux, that’s no surprise. What is less known is that some are small family-owned chateaux with the owner-winemaker family doing all the work. Others are big and impressive. We visit both these categories and we taste new and older vintages of classic Bordeaux wines. Our fantastic chateaux lunches are memorable. […]

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Marlborough Sounds

Discover New Zealand’s wine regions and variety, and the country’s amazing scenery | wine tour

Our wine tour to New Zealand will be an adventure! We travel from Auckland on the North Island down to Queenstown on the South Island. We will visit the well-known wine regions of Hawke’s Bay, Martinborough, Marlborough, Central Otago and some more. We mix wine tasting with breath-taking scenery, traditional culture and, of course, the […]

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