Wineweek 134: Summer Nights are Here

This weekend it has been amazingly warm. The kind of warm that you don’t need a coat even in the evening. The kind of warm we all in the Nordics wait for all year. I am sure you get the point. At least you who live in the colder part of the world. Anything day that the temperature rises over 20 degrees Celsius is a win. To celebrate, we opened a bottle of Bonnaire 2005 and enjoyed it inside in the cool humidity of our cellar. Typical! 

I will not bother writing too much this Sunday. It is actually still quite nice outside, and I have a bottle of champagne waiting for me in the fridge. That means balcony time with M. But I just have to mention a new place we visited this week. While walking home Friday night through the Old Town, we discovered that restaurant Le Rouge has opened a wine bar. Vinköket is located at the entrance. Good use of the top-floor of the restaurant which has previously just stood empty. Le Rouge is a restaurant that has a bit of a cabaret-style deco. I am not that fond of it: red velvet curtains and tapestries that scream out with color. We have not been that impressed by the food at Le Rouge, but now with the wine bar I might come by more often. They also have some snacks that I would say pass the bar for bar food we accept.

It was actually quite fun walking through the Old Town during a Friday night. There were a lot of people out and about. Many restaurants had terraces open. One might think this is a bit of a touristy area, but that’s actually not that true. Gamla Stan has many great restaurants and the locals enjoy it too. Some of my favorite wine bars are there: Gaston, Burgundy, 19 Glass, Corvina Enoteca and now Vinköket. You can actually do a wine-crawl there. Not a bad idea actually…

Lets hope the great weather will continue the coming week. Thursday is a day off, so I will have more time to go around and take photos. It is also time to start preparing for Hong Kong. Its 10 days and counting..

xx Soile

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The Bonnaire 2005 tasted awesome after just afew years in the cellar
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Evening at Gamla Stan
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At Le Rouge
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Vinköket wine bar

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