Natural Wines Arrive to Singapore

It was bound to happen eventually. It has happened everywhere else, so why not Singapore. The natural wine scene is lifting its head also in where its hot and humid. As I am very jet lagged, I will keep this short and sweet: three recommendations for natural wine spots in Singapore. That all you need really –  they are all awesome! Continue reading “Natural Wines Arrive to Singapore”

Hello Singapore!

I am sitting on the buss with butterflies in my stomach. The buss will drive me to the airport, where I will jump on a flight first to Copenhagen and then to Singapore. Normally I would not feel anxious, but this time I’m not going for a holiday or a winery visit – I am heading for Slush Singapore. I have been up since 3am to get used to the time zone change. Continue reading “Hello Singapore!”

In the Cradle of Brutalist Architecture

This summer, I have become nerdy about architecture. Not that I know anything about it, but I have expanded from food and wine pictures to buildings (still in the category of things that don’t move). So for our summer road-trip, M planned a quick stop in Rotterdam, the cradle of experimental and brutalist architecture. And we had a blast. Not only did I enjoy running around with my camera (I was so distracted that I walked into a pole), M and our travel companion P, were pleased with the coffee and food offering. I can warmly recommend Rotterdam as a weekend destination.  Continue reading “In the Cradle of Brutalist Architecture”

Singapore Bling

Following our road trip from London to Amsterdam, me and M decided to take a little wine break. The holiday was off course relaxing, however, when you have so many great restaurants to visit, it is inevitable that there will be a lot of wine on the trip. And so we decided to have a “phast” for the remainder of August. It has actually been convenient as I have had an obscene amount of work to do. I have been preparing for one of the highlights of this year, closing in fast in September; I have been invited to SLUSH start up conference in Singapore to promote Tripsteri with Business Finland – can you believe that! So to celebrate that, we are building a Singapore SLUSH special in the app, and it will feature a lot of my tips and tricks from this blog. I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but I thought I would give a few teasers out in this post on what can be expected. Continue reading “Singapore Bling”

Hackney on my Mind

I took 4000 pictures a week ago when visiting London. 4000! I had to go and buy an extra memory card because the ones I had with me were full. It was a sunny week and the weather could not have been better for shooting for the Tripsteri London book, and I was very happy to visit Hackney for the first time as the author lives there. So I thought that I would add a few pictures and recommendations from there as a little treat on this rainy Sunday. Continue reading “Hackney on my Mind”

Learning to Love Sherry

This summer, M had developed a new wine obsession for sherry. At first, I was not at all in on it. My memories on sherry are sweet and boozy, so it took some time before I got into the whole thing. However, when you are in it, sherry is a fantastic obsession to have. It has wonderful fresh and oxidized flavors, and its relatively inexpensive. If you love Jura whites or port wine, you will love sherry.  So, here is a bit of basics to get you started. Continue reading “Learning to Love Sherry”

The Era of the Neighborhood Bistro

Someone just mentioned the other day, that most restaurants that pop up these days are the same: cozy and simple with a focus on local produce and/or vegetables. It’s the era of the neighborhood bistro. Small cafes and tobacco-shops are converted into trendy cafes and wine bars with specialty coffee, organic wines and brunch. The answer to my friend’s comment was that I actually don’t mind – this is the type of restaurant I prefer (as long as they do what they do well). Sidney’s is a perfect example of a place I would really love to have around the corner from where we live: fresh menu complemented with a good list of wines, both classic and nature, with a green footprint. Continue reading “The Era of the Neighborhood Bistro”

Does Sushi Love Wine?

There are some combinations between wine and food that have no place in history. Sushi and wine is one of them. Sushi, originally from Japan was meant to be enjoyed with local beverages, some hot sake for example, or green tea. However, more recently, a lot of Asian restaurants have popped up pairing oriental dishes with cocktails and different wines. Sushibar + Wine is one of them. The concept restaurant has four different locations in Helsinki, and I was lucky enough to be invited to one of them for a drink and a nibble.  Continue reading “Does Sushi Love Wine?”

Tallinn – Wine City!

It has become a bit of a summer tradition (two years in a row is tradition, right?) for us to take a mini vacation in Tallinn. It’s a small city, and one can easily get around by foot, and there are many fantastic restaurants to visit. Additionally, price level is low compared to Sweden; a glass of nice wine costs less than 10 euros, and the most expensive glass might take you back 20. It’s so funny, you cannot even get a glass of house wine in Sweden for that price. However, as with any other destination, finding the good places requires some work and good eye. So here are a few recommendations for foodies and friends of the fermented fruit in the capital of Estonia. Continue reading “Tallinn – Wine City!”

Some Finnish Magic at Haikko

A beautiful sea view opens from the building of the pastel blue mansion. Its a calm and sunny morning. Although I am at a congress center, there are no noisy groups of people, just some couples in the distance, walking and observing the gulf. I have arrived at Haikko mansion, spa and congress center, for a company event, however, I feel as if I am on holiday.  Continue reading “Some Finnish Magic at Haikko”