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New World vs. Old World on Spring Wine Tour Program at BKWine Tours

Paris, France, October 22, 2015 --( BKWine has released the spring wine tour programs for 2016. It is a duel between the Old and the New World: one tour of the great classic wine region Bordeaux and one to an emerging New World country, South Africa. Both tours are organised by award winning wine writers Britt and Per Karlsson. Full tour programs can be found here:

The first spring wine tour on BKWine’s program takes the traveller to South Africa. It is a country that has emerged as one of the leading New World wine countries since its liberalisation of the wine sector when apartheid fell. Today South Africa produces many top world-class wines. The tour extends over nine days and takes the traveller to some of the best wine estates in the country, including meetings with the winemakers and extensive private tastings. It also includes visits of Cape Town, the Cape of Good Hope and some of the other spectacular tourist attractions in the Cape region. The tour takes place on February 26 to March 7, 2016.

The second spring tour goes to Bordeaux, the world’s most famous wine region. This is a four nights-three full days tour that gives the traveller a unique insight into the Bordeaux wine scene. The tour includes visits both to some of the most prestigious and exclusive chateaux, that represent the glitter of the region, as well as to top family-run wineries that are rarely possible to visit by people outside the wine industry. This tour is on April 20-24, 2016.

Britt Karlsson, founder of BKWine, comments: “Our wine tours will give the wine enthusiast – or the wine professional – a unique insight into these wine regions. We are also award winning authors and wine journalists and thanks to that we have an exceptional network of contacts with wineries and winemakers, which opens doors otherwise shut. The travellers on our tours will experience things that are often not available to the general public.”

Both the BKWine spring wine tours include extensive private tastings at the numerous wineries visited as well as exclusive gourmet meals, often at the wineries and chateaux visited. The full tour programs can be found here:

BKWine is a leading wine tour organiser specialised in top-quality, personal style wine and gourmet travel. The BKWine wine tours have been named “World’s Top Wine Tours” by Travel+Leisure Magazine. BKWine arranges some 30 wine tours each year, including those on the scheduled program as well as custom made tours. BKWine is run by Britt and Per Karlsson, two Swedes living in Paris (France) since many years, who, in addition to running the wine tour business, are award winning wine book authors, wine journalists and photographers.

Press contact
- BKWine, Britt or Per Karlsson, phone 0033 6 80 45 35 70, or 0033 6 83 51 12 53 (French telephone numbers), info @

Press photos
- Press photos:
o South Africa:
o Bordeaux:
- Password for high resolution download: on simple request from BKWine.
- License: Press photos are free to use in connection with text about BKWine wine tours. All other use requires separate agreement.

Also on A vast variety of photos are available on request. BKWine has one of the world’s biggest photo archives specialised in wine and wine travel:

BKWine, 51, rue du Chevalier de la Barre, F-92130 Issy les Moulineaux (Paris), France, phone 00 33 6 80 45 35 70, info @,,

BKWine AB is run by Britt and Per Karlsson, of Swedish origin. There are four main activities:

- Wine & food tours
- Wine journalism
- Wine photography, wine stock image library:
- Wine consulting

BKWine is active in several wine related fields. The main business is organising wine tours for wine enthusiasts and wine professionals who want to visit wine regions to learn more about wine. Each year BKWine organises some 30 wine tours. The wine tours have been named World’s Top Wine Tours by Travel + Leisure and mentioned in numerous publications world-wide: Frommer’s, USA Today, Gourmet Traveller, Huffington Post, Luxury Travel Magazine, Sommelier India, The Australian Wine Companion, and many more. BKWine has published several wine books that have won national and international awards. BKWine also publishes an online newsletter on wine, The BKWine Brief, which reaches some 20,000 subscribers. Britt and Per are members of the British Circle of Wine Writers (CWW), the International Wine Writers Federation (FIJEV), the French Wine Press Association (APV), the International Wine and Food Society (IWFS) and several other wine and gastronomic organisations.
Contact Information
Britt Karlsson
00 33 6 80 45 35 70

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