Wineweek 115: New Years Resolutions

In general, I don’t make New Years resolutions. I never keep them. But there is one I think I can commit to with true enthusiasm – Drink more Champagne! I stole it (with pride) from my friend Ali. We are back in Sweden and back in our normal rhythm of nine to five at the office. I guess that’s why just a dinner and wine with friends felt so damn good on Friday. We finally have the best wine-menu in town at our grabs, and that is our own cellar (read: wine fridges. Cellar just sounds so much better). Not to mention that we can drink from Zalto glasses, which was not the case anywhere in Thailand and Singapore. I am also looking forward to visiting our real cellar, Magnusson again. It will open next week after being closed for the holidays. Next week we will be going to Helsinki. I just noticed that my “white whale” BasBas, where I never manage to get a reservation when we are in Finland, has opened a bar a vins that allows walk-ins. I think we will be brave and give it a try on Saturday. Other wine bars on the to-do list include El Fant, which should also have a great selection of coffees. I am usually quite fine with giving these walk-in places a try, however January in Finland is quite a brutal month to wait for a table outside. Finnish readers, any other tips?

I don’t have any new pictures to share with you this week. My camera has been resting after three and a half weeks of intense use. But here are a few pics from our last week in Bangkok. These memories will carry me through the rest of the cold and dark winter.

xx Soile

Skål for a New Year!
Beer-time at the Mikkeller bar Bangkok
Thai dancers at the Erawan shrine
A woman saying her prayers at the Erawan shrine
Wine at the Okura hotel
Oven banana with strawberries and ice cream at Vanilla Garden
Kiwi cooler at Vanilla Garden
Backstage martini
Not my New Years Resolution, but a good one nevertheless

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