Wineweek 75: Exploring Gamla Stan

This week, things have been moving forwards. We have finally contracted with our new warehouse, ordered all of our summer wines, and organized transport. In a week, the new warehouse in Copenhagen should be bulging with wonderful wine. I can’t wait! What is a bit special about these orders is, that we have started taking in much more small batches. The aim has been not only to increase the selection, but also have some more high end stuff to sell via the monopoly. The papers for selling at the monopoly are still lying on the table, but the intention of sending them in is (ahem) high.We held a very nice tasting this week. The theme was premium cavs, and we had our best bubblies on the table: Llagrima d’Or, Peret Fuster, Rimarts, Guillem Carol and  Torelló. Ah Torelló! I am so happy that we have you in our collection. The lightly oaked 225 Brut Nature Gran Reserva and the Torelló Brut Reserva Special Edition Barcelona were both very well received, and we already have reservations for half of the cases coming in. Half! Sold in one tasting! Amazing.

On our evening of we also did some wine exploring in Gamla Stan (old town). The former tourist “hell” has become one of the most vibrant wine areas in the city. There is about five to six good wine bars within a kilometers range. We stopped by 19 Glas for some French and Croatian whites, and for dessert we had Californian Chardonnay and Chilean Sauvignon Blanc at Monks Wine Room. Other great wine bars in Gamla Stan are the Burgundy, Corvina Enoteca, Cultur and Gaston. Eriks Vinbar in Slussen is also walking distance. This is a definite winelovers hot spot. We could have perhaps continued our tour, but chose to head to bed early due to lack of sleep during the week.

So I am now all wined up and energized, ready for another week at the office. Enjoy the photos!

xx Soile

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Visiting 19 Glas in Gamla Stan
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Wines at Monks Wine Room
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Cava served from low glasses at Monks Wine Room (big dislike)
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Chilean Sauvignon Blanc at Monks Wine Room
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Torelló Brut Reserva Special Edition Barcelona
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Torelló Brut Reserva Special Edition Barcelona
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The debris from the premium cavas tasting
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Guillem Carol
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Llagrima dÓr is our first cavalove

 

 

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