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What do wine writers actually do? (Castilla y Leon, Spain)

A lot of knee-bending! (Glimpses from a wine tour with the Circle of Wine Writers in Castilla y Leon) tempranillo and Gabriella Opaz, Catavino journalist Bodegas Vinas del Cenit, DO Tierra del Vin de Zamora spain castile and leon Brett Jones kneeling in a vineyard, taking a photo , Pajares de los Oteros spain castile […]

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Sticks and stones – will make good wine (Bodega Frutos Villar, Spain)

tempranillo old vine gobelet training gravelly soil bodegas frutos villar , cigales spain castile and leon – Bodega Frutos Villar, Cigales, Castilla y Leon, Spain, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine. THIS IS ONLY A SELECTION OF SAMPLES. Use the image SEARCH function to find more relevant photos. Bodega Frutos Villar is a winery […]

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Weeping vine (Bodegas Concejo, Spain)

a vine weeping, dripping sap at pruning cut Bodegas Concejo (previously called Pilcar), DO Cigales , Valoria la Buena spain castile and leon – Bodega Concejo, Cigales, Castilla y Leon, Spain, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine. THIS IS ONLY A SELECTION OF SAMPLES. Use the image SEARCH function to find more relevant photos. […]

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Ever tasted a 40 yr old rosé? I did. (Bodegas Otero, Spain)

Was it fresh and fruity? Of course not. But very much still alive! glass with 1970 rosado rose wine , Bodegas Otero, Benavente spain castile and leon – Bodegas Otero, Vinos de la Tierra Valles de Benavente, Castilla y Leon, Spain, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine. THIS IS ONLY A SELECTION OF SAMPLES. […]

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This way please for wine and cheese! (Bodega La Setera, Spain)

Cheese and wine shop Bodega La Setera, DO Arribes del Duero spain castile and leon – La Setera, Arribes, Castilla y Leon, Spain, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine. THIS IS ONLY A SELECTION OF SAMPLES. Use the image SEARCH function to find more relevant photos. La Setera is a small family run wine […]

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How much alcohol? A probing question. (Raimat, Costers del Segre)

Grape delivery with tractors and containers. Probe to test the grape must at reception. Raimat Costers del Segre Catalonia Spain – Raimat, Costers del Segre, Catalonia, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine. THIS IS ONLY A SELECTION OF SAMPLES. Use the image SEARCH function to find more relevant photos. Raimat is today Spain’s biggest […]

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An empty feeling inside (Vallformosa, Catalonia)

Bottles aging in the cellar. One bottle broken, exploded. Vallformosa, Vilobi, Penedes, Catalonia, Spain – Vallformosa winery, Catalonia, Penedes, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine. THIS IS ONLY A SELECTION OF SAMPLES. Use the image SEARCH function to find more relevant photos. Vallformosa is a family owned winery in Vilobí del Penedès, in the […]

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Hard hat winemaking (Torres, Catalonia)

Tubing on top of the fermentation vats. Fermentation tanks. Torres Penedes Catalonia Spain – Torres winery, Penedes, Catalonia, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine. THIS IS ONLY A SELECTION OF SAMPLES. Use the image SEARCH function to find more relevant photos. Torres is one of the precursors of Spanish quality wine and of the […]

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Small winemakers need your support! (Sitges)

Human tower competition, castellers, Hands grabbing. Sitges, Catalonia, Spain – Sitges, Catalonia, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine. THIS IS ONLY A SELECTION OF SAMPLES. Use the image SEARCH function to find more relevant photos. Sitges is a good place to stay when you explore Catalan wine regions. (It’s located just 35 kilometres south […]

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God’s Ladder. One can almost see why. (Scala Dei, Priorat)

The village. Scala Dei, Priorato, Catalonia, Spain – Scala Dei winery, Priorat, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine. THIS IS ONLY A SELECTION OF SAMPLES. Use the image SEARCH function to find more relevant photos. La Conreria de Scala Dei is one of the traditional wine producers in the small village Scala Dei in […]

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Is this what makes the Priorat wines so ‘powerful’?

Wind farm on hilltop with wind power turbines. Priorato, Catalonia, Spain – Catalonia Priorat, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine. THIS IS ONLY A SELECTION OF SAMPLES. Use the image SEARCH function to find more relevant photos. Priorat (or Priorato) is a small wine region in Catalonia, in the province of Tarragona. It is […]

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“This is the secret of my wine, llicorella” (Mas Igneus, Priorat)

Rocks in the hand. Llicorella soil. Francesc Vernet Rigual, winemaker. Mas Igneus, Gratallops, Priorato, Catalonia, Spain. – Mas Igneus, Priorat, Catalonia, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine. THIS IS ONLY A SELECTION OF SAMPLES. Use the image SEARCH function to find more relevant photos. Mas Igneus is a vineyard and winery located near Gratallops […]

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Barrel fermentation (Clos de l’Obac, Priorat)

Cabernet Sauvignon fermenting in barrels. Clos de l’Obac, Costers del Siurana, Gratallops, Priorato, Catalonia, Spain. – Clos de l’Obac / Costers del Siurana, Priorat, Catalonia, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine. THIS IS ONLY A SELECTION OF SAMPLES. Use the image SEARCH function to find more relevant photos. Carles Pastrana of Clos de l’Obac […]

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A fortress? No, a winery. (Castel del Remei, Costers del Segre)

Castel del Remei, Costers del Segre, Catalonia, Spain. – Castell del Remei, Costers del Segre, Catalonia, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine. THIS IS ONLY A SELECTION OF SAMPLES. Use the image SEARCH function to find more relevant photos. In the 1980s the Cusine family took over the Castell del Remei (sometimes spelled Castel […]

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Some photos from Castilla y Leon wineries

Here are a few galleries with images from wineries and vineyards, and some towns, in Castilla y Leon in north east Spain: Castilla y Leon Arribes del Duero Bodega La Setera Castilla y Leon Benavente Bodegas Otero Castilla y Leon Cigales Bodegas Concejo Pilcar Castilla y Leon Cigales Bodegas Frutos Villar Castilla y Leon El […]

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From here to eternity – Oak barrel aging at Albet y Noya in Catalonia

Oak barrel aging cellar. Albet i Noya. Oak barrel aging and fermentation cellar. Penedes Catalonia Spain – Albet i Noya in Sant Pau d’Ordal, stock photography samples. By Per Karlsson, BKWine. THIS IS ONLY A SELECTION OF SAMPLES. Use the image SEARCH function to find more relevant photos. The Albet family have been making wine […]

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Cabernet sauvignon Spanish style – very different (Castell del Remei, Costers del Segre)

Bunches of ripe grapes. Cabernet Sauvignon. Castel del Remei, Costers del Segre, Catalonia, Spain. – Castell del Remei, Costers del Segre, Catalonia, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine. THIS IS ONLY A SELECTION OF SAMPLES. Use the image SEARCH function to find more relevant photos. In the 1980s the Cusine family took over the […]

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Why they stack bottles the way they do

Why they stack bottles the way they do

This shows that if you stack the bottles the way they do in the cava cellars (and also in Champagne) it does not matter if one bottle in the big pile breaks, or for that matter if someone happens to pull out a bottle in the middle of the pile. Bottles aging in the cellar. […]

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Fill her up please

Fill her up please

Topping up. Oak barrel aging and fermentation cellar. Mas Igneus, Gratallops, Priorato, Catalonia, Spain. – Mas Igneus, Priorat, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine. Mas Igneus is a vineyard and winery located near Gratallops in Priorat (Priorato), Catalonia, in north eastern Spain. It was founded in 1996 as a joint venture between Josep Maria […]

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Curvaceous?

Curvaceous?

Winding road, terraced vineyards. Priorato, Catalonia, Spain – Catalonia Priorat, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine. Priorat (or Priorato) is a small wine region in Catalonia, in the province of Tarragona. It is notable for its high altitude vineyards grown on very poor soil in hot and arid climate. A typical terroir is the […]

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Stereo wine (Mas Comtal, Catalonia)

Stereo wine (Mas Comtal, Catalonia)

Wine glasses. Pouring cava. Mas Comtal, Avinyonet, Penedes, Catalonia, Spain – Mas Comtal winery, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine. The Mas Comtal winery is located in Avinyonet del Penedès, Alt Penedes in Catalonia, in north eastern Spain. It has 27 hectares of vineyards at an altitude of about 350 m. They make white […]

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Base camp

Base camp

San Barthomieu i Santa Tecla church. At night. The coast walk. Sitges, Catalonia, Spain – Sitges, Catalonia, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine. Sitges is a good place to stay when you explore Catalan wine regions. (It’s located just 35 kilometres south of Barcelona.) Don’t choose Barcelona – it’ll take ages to get out […]

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How much new oak do you use?

How much new oak do you use?

In this case – not much! Ancient, medieval oak vat. Codorniu, Sant Sadurni d’Anoia, Penedes, Catalonia, Spain – Codorníu winery, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine. Codorníu is one of the biggest Spanish producers of sparkling wine – cava. Some claim it is the world’s largest producer of sparkling wine. The winery is located […]

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Grapes

Grapes

Well, sometimes you just can’t come up with an inspired headline. – Torres winery, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine. Torres is one of the precursors of Spanish quality wine and of the development of international markets for Spanish wines. They are today producing wines in three different continents. The roots though are firmly […]

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Is symmetry a quality in wine?

Is symmetry a quality in wine?

Probably not. But in the wine cellar it can make for nice photos. Oak barrel aging cellar. Albet i Noya. Oak barrel aging and fermentation cellar. Penedes Catalonia Spain. – Albet i Noya in Sant Pau d’Ordal, stock photography samples. By Per Karlsson, BKWine. The Albet family have been making wine in Penedes since the […]

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Would you have a cork screw with built-in broom by any chance?

Would you have a cork screw with built-in broom by any chance?

Old mouldy dusty cobweb bottles marked 1962. Bottles aging in the cellar. Torres Penedes Catalonia Spain http://pa.photoshelter.com/swf/Slideshow.swf?feedSRC=http%3A//pa.photoshelter.com/c/bkwinephotography/gallery/Catalonia-Torres/G0000jv_fS7Awmic%3Ffeed%3Drss%26ppg%3D200 Catalonia, Torres – Images by Per Karlsson  

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Lining up

Lining up

Grape delivery with tractors and containers. Raimat Costers del Segre Catalonia Spain http://pa.photoshelter.com/swf/Slideshow.swf?feedSRC=http%3A//pa.photoshelter.com/c/bkwinephotography/gallery/Catalonia-Raimat-Winery/G0000HSmTSTY7I6M%3Ffeed%3Drss%26ppg%3D200 Catalonia, Raimat Winery – Images by Per Karlsson  

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Grab this

Grab this

Grabbing a bottle… But the point is, I am testing this Photoshelter hosted service that allows me to make my wine picture archive available. And it allows you to grab the code for any of the slide shows and republish them where you like. So if, for example, you’re posting something on the Scala Dei […]

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Light a candle

Light a candle

Candle for topping up. Oak barrel aging and fermentation cellar. Clos de l’Obac, Costers del Siurana, Gratallops, Priorato, Catalonia, Spain. http://pa.photoshelter.com/swf/Slideshow.swf?feedSRC=http%3A//pa.photoshelter.com/c/bkwinephotography/gallery/Catalonia-Clos-de-lObac-Photography/G00001XS9m9fjQwU%3Ffeed%3Drss%26ppg%3D200 Catalonia Clos de l’Obac Photography – Images by Per Karlsson  

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Over-arching (new test)

Over-arching (new test)

Wine aging in oak barrels. Stainless steel fermentation tanks. Modernista style vaulted winery. Oak barrel aging and fermentation cellar. Fermentation tanks. Raimat Costers del Segre Catalonia Spain http://pa.photoshelter.com/swf/Slideshow.swf?feedSRC=http%3A//pa.photoshelter.com/c/bkwinephotography/gallery/Catalonia-Raimat/G0000HSmTSTY7I6M%3Ffeed%3Drss%26ppg%3D200 Catalonia Raimat – Images by Per Karlsson NB: You can ‘grab’ this slide show and embed it on your site. Click the lower-right up-arrow. More in the […]

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