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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A Cape Dutch house in Franschhoek, South Africa

South Africa, a journey full of experiences, wine and good food | wine tour

Our days in South Africa are filled with experiences. Cape Town with its famous Waterfront and the cable car (the aerial cableway as they call it) up to Table Mountain with stunning views. The excursion to the Cape Peninsula which takes us to the legendary Cape of Good Hope. Stellenbosch, the pleasant and lively university […]

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Vineyards in Central Otago, New Zealand

New Zealand’s stellar career as a wine country | wine tour

New Zealand is a young wine country that has had a fabulous career. The wines from New Zealand are either the highest or second highest priced wine category in the USA, the United Kingdom and in China. This doesn’t mean that the wines are always very expensive. Rather, it shows that the quality is on […]

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At Stark-Condé Wines, Stellenbosch, South Africa

South Africa with Bordeaux blends, pinotage, spectacular scenery and passionate winemakers | wine tour

South Africa is, of course, a New World country but an old one and with a pleasant climate that makes it possible to obtain both good acidity and good structure in the wines. Rarely do they become too heavy. The red Bordeaux grapes are very popular. South Africa also has its very own grape, the […]

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Vineyards in New Zealand – FEATURE

Kia Ora! Welcome to New Zealand | wine tour

Kia Ora is a word that you will learn pretty quickly. It means welcome in Maori. And during the course of this journey you will probably learn more words than one, although some are quite tongue-twisting. You’ll see Maori words everywhere in the country, for example in the Wairarapa and Waipara wine regions (a challenge […]

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Vineyards in Paarl, South Africa

Top-quality wines and gastronomic food in South Africa | wine tour

South Africa is a wonderful place to visit. On our wine tour in February we will take you to some of our favourite places. Many of the South African vineyards are located within easy reach from Cape Town. After an hour’s drive east you reach Stellenbosch, the biggest and most famous of the wine regions. […]

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Bottles resting in a cellar in Champagne

Champagne: grower champagnes and house champagnes, is there any difference? | wine tour

Grower champagnes and house champagnes. Is one better than the other? You can decide that for yourself in Champagne in September. We will visit both small growers, smaller houses and larger houses. There are, of course, lovely champagnes from producers of all sizes. Sometimes you choose a growers’ champagne because it feels like a more […]

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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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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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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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Bordeaux, April 15-19, 2020

Bordeaux, April 15-19, 2020

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 both […]

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Champagne, September 16-20, 2020

Champagne, September 16-20, 2020

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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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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Bordeaux, September 30 – October 4, 2020

Bordeaux, September 30 – October 4, 2020

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 both […]

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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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