Wineweek 34: Hello Helsinki!

It is mid July, the temperature is +15 C and it’s raining cats and dogs. I just came back from a Sunday walk, soaking wet. Despite the weather, it is great to be home. Helsinki quiets down in the summer, all Finns either travel somewhere warmer, migrate to their summer cottages or spend time at Finland’s many summer festivals. Last weekend was the legendary Ruis Rock in Turku and I think Pori Jazz just kicked off. I always feel too old for these festivals (too many drunken teenagers), but then again I miss the festive atmosphere. One thing is for sure though, I would not be able to find any good wine.

One could say that the town is sleepy, but to me that is just good news. We have been walking the empty streets, talking about what it would be like to live here after London and Stockholm, and playing around with the idea of moving our businesses here. One thing is for sure, it would mean more paperwork! I don’t know if I could take it, haha! The holiday season also means that nice restaurants (the ones that are open) have space and my favorite wine-bars are not packed full on people. This weekend, we visited four great places, Vinvin and it’s new sibling Bier Bier, Latva Bar and the fabulous Restaurant Ask, that is one of the most recent addition to Helsinki’s collection of Michelin-stars.

As it is summer, and I am actually quite busy with my “secret” project, I will be saving the comments to the actual reviews, however here is a gallery of photos taken with my trusted Samsung Galaxy S6 (the camera is so much better than on the iPhone 6) from this weeks activities:

Veuve Forny & Fils Blanc de Blancs aperitif at Restaurant Ask
Veuve Forny & Fils Blanc de Blancs aperitif at Restaurant Ask
The food was beautiful and yummy at Ask
The food was beautiful and yummy at Ask
Taps Tasting at Bier Bier (12,50€ for 5 x 1dl tasters)
Taps Tasting at Bier Bier (12,50€ for 5 x 1dl tasters)
The Cava at Latva Bar was excellent value for money
The Cava at Latva Bar was excellent value for money
Some red wine to accompany the Cava at Latva Bar
Some red wine to accompany the Cava at Latva Bar
Hanging around in piggy-slippers.. stylish!
Hanging around in piggy-slippers.. stylish!

Thanks for reading! Hoping a great coming week to you all!

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