Wineweek 124: Spring Awakening

This week has been the first week of spring. The sun has been shining, birds singing, and the bravest have already taken out their spring coats. I haven’t, because its still s*** cold. But even though I am still roaming in my winter gear, there is something new in the air. I am sure winter will come back again (it always does), but there is still hope that this torture of a cold is soon going to be over. 

This weekend we have been mostly home as we are heading to Amsterdam on Thursday. Its going to be a long weekend of wining and dining in the Dutch capital. I did a quick swing at Tyge & Sessil in Friday to meet another blogger @tonguendcheeks. Always great to meet likeminded people. Tyge & Sessil have some beautiful nature wines, and awesome service; exactly what one needs after a draining week at the office. Its was surprisingly busy already half past five, but after a short wait (with wine) we were able to score a table.

On Saturday we popped in to our wine cellar, Magnusson, for a tasting of Pierre Peters champagne. I have always thought their entry level cuvée is very good value for money (less than 300kr), so it was really nice tasting some vintages. The tasting included NV Cuvée de Réserve magnum, 2010 L’Esprit and 2006 Cuvée Spéciale les Chétillons magnum. All the cuvées were 100% Chardonnay and around 4-5g of sugar per liter. We were really impressed actually by the 2010 L’Esprit, and positively surprised when we saw that we have a 2008 of that in our cellar. Lets see if we can find the 2010 vintage somewhere; perhaps on the Viking Line boat when we are on our way to Finland for Easter.

That was all the news for this week, but I cant wait to share some pictures and wine-tips from Amsterdam. The weatherman has promised +15 degrees Celsius, so if we are lucky, we can enjoy our fermented fruit on a canal-side terrace. Keep your thumbs up!

xx Soile

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Kungsgatan
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Jim Lim Asian fast food at K25 food court
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K25 food court on Kungsgatan 25
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The army museum
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Pierre Peters L’Esprit 2010
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All the Pierre Peters cuvées
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Skepsholmen
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The Kings garden
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At Folkölsbutiken on Hornsgatan
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Spring awakening
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View to Hornstul
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At Teatern food court in Skanstul
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Korvkiosk is owned by celebrity chef Magnus Nilsson (Fäviken)
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The soft ice cream from Korv kiosken

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