Britt and Per Karlsson are respected wine journalists from Sweden. They live in Paris from where they run their company BKWine. Each year they visit over 200 wineries around the world, as well as running wine tastings, seminars and courses. In 2011 Britt Karlsson was named Wine Personality of the Year by the world's biggest wine tasting association, Munskankarna.
'Perfect for people who want to learn about organic and biodynamic wines, and their ultra-orthodox relatives, natural wines... I really enjoyed the book and I would recommend it to every wine lover who wants to understand what is going on in the vineyard.' -- Robert Anding, Wine-Searcher 'Full of quite absorbing detail that made it interesting for me to dip in and out of as chapters caught my attention... fascinating chapters like a really detailed glossary of what additives are allowed in wine, or natural means of controlling vineyard pests, make for really interesting reading for both winemakers and wine lovers alike.' -- Tom Cannavan, Wine-Pages.com 'This is a sound overview of the arguments for and against biodynamic, organic and natural winemaking... compiled into a glossy presentation with plenty of relevant photography.' -- Paul O'Doherty, JancisRobinson.com 'As environmental issues and sustainability becomes increasingly a concern for the consumer this books gives the reader the facts about all these wine growing and winemaking trends, methods and labels... In contrast to many other books on this subject the authors do not try to convince the reader these methods are the salvation for viticulture. Instead, the authors explain the background and the facts and go through the rules and regulations for what organic wine is so that the reader, the wine consumer, then can make informed personal choices.' -- Wijn Wijs 'An eminent book on organic viticulture and winemaking.' --Vinkompassen 'The book is clearly written and organized and lavishly illustrated with color photos that are both beautiful and informative. I learned something new in every chapter, but I was especially interested in the biodynamics section. The combination of thorough research and personal interviews with growers and winemakers made this material come alive for me... This is a fine book and worth your attention.' -- Mike Veseth, The Wine Economist 'This well illustrated book about different styles of wines is timely, as millions of environmentally responsible consumers are starting to look for products les manipulated during production -- be it wine or food, or anything consumable... This is definitely a very valuable book for every wine enthusiast, regular wine drinker and winemakers. Highly recommended.' -- Hrayr Berberoglu, Winesworld's magazine 'In short, there has not previously been such a thorough and clearly written book on this subject. I recommend it to anyone who wants to get an understanding of organic and sustainable wine production and what the steps are in that direction.' --John Bindels, chief editor national website for wine consumers Wijnwijs.eu