I feel it coming – vacation! Its just around the corner. From next week on you will be indulging in posts from Australia. However, before we leave, I have tried to muster up as much Christmas spirit as possible. Yesterday we had a dinner with the family which is probably as close to Christmas we will get. And off course, the home mixologist was on the loose. I was actually so proud of my creation that I decided I will share it with you. Perfect for a festive season family gathering. Continue reading “Winter Cocktail with Gin and Apple”
This post is a tribute to my friends at Tripsteri. I have to admit that they are behind all this good work. However, I could not help my self but to post some of these tips here prior to Christmas. Porvoo is a small historical town in Finland, around 30 minutes drive from Helsinki. Its a very old village with lots of history, beautiful wooden buildings, and surprise surprise, a wonderful restaurant scene. Here are a few tips to the Porvoo food scene, compliments of Siru, Paula and Tuulia, my lovely colleagues at Tripsteri. Continue reading “Head Start to Christmas in Porvoo”
I am an omnivore – I eat everything. And don’t get me wrong, I really like meat. However, I am a fan of the veggie-wave that has washed over my home city of Stockholm. When I was younger, the vegetarian dish on the menu was something that came out of a jar. Today, some of the best tasting menus in town are green, and I really appreciate it. Not because I don’t want there to be meat, but I, like many, believe that it is good for your health to have a good intake of plants. It does not feel like a sacrifice, because vegetarian food today is super delicious. I know this is a popular topic, so I thought I would give a few tips for having a good green meal (with wine and other yummy drinks) in Stockholm. Continue reading “Veggie Wonderland in Stockholm”
That time of the year is coming. Christmas! And those who have followed the blog for some time know, that when Christmas comes, our little family takes off somewhere warm. For a month. This is our substitute for having a summer holiday. Most years, we have headed towards South East Asia. Its warm, affordable and easy living. No good wine though – just good beer and cocktails. However, this year will be different. Very different! We will take the plunge and head almost as far as one can go from Sweden, to Australia. And it will be a fantastic adventure. But before we go, I wanted to check out a few things about Australian wine. Continue reading “To the Other Side of The World”
Has been a while since I have explored different wines in the blog. So I thought its week to reveal yet another wine obsession (I have a lot of them) – Greek Assyrtiko. And what makes this white grape indigenous to Santorini such a delight? Well I think it combines some of my favorite characteristics of a white wine: high acidity, fresh lemon, lime and grapefruit notes and powerful minerality. And its pretty awesome value for money, as Greek wines are not that widely known in the international market. Awoke you curiosity? Read more below.. Continue reading “Secret of Santorini – Assyrtiko Wine”
In my mind, Portuguese wines are wildly underrated. It is not straightforward as to why, however, I suspect it has something to do with how well the winemakers of the country have been at marketing their wines. In Portugal, it seems that many producers are small, and lack the language skills to market abroad. And why should you, if you can sell your whole production to your neighbors. It provides a decent life. I found Portuguese wines about five years ago, when we started importing them to Sweden, and a visit to Douro Valley rocked my world. It is one of the most beautiful wine regions I have ever visited. Additionally, there are some nice fresh trends in Portugal towards natural wines, so I thought I would share with you a little manual to finding good wines when you are in Lisbon. Continue reading “Winelover in Lisbon”
While I am gearing up for a series of wine posts on Lisbon, I will start light, with some general information and quick photos on the city. The truth being, I have around 3500 photos, that will take a while to edit before I can write about anything deeper. However, I think it’s quite fun starting with the basics, because, there are things about Lisbon, that I barely before knew. Continue reading “Fun Facts about Lisbon”
This summer, I spent a photography rich week in London. You probably noticed it either in Instagram or based on some of my previous posts this fall (Streets of London and Hackney on my Mind). As I have masses of great pictures from the trip which will hopefully be featured in the up and coming Tripsteri London travel guide, I thought I would write a little bit about my old hoods. It has been five years since I moved to Sweden, but London Bridge and Bermondsey are still dear to me. Every time we are in London, we are pulled back to the south for some great food, wine and just relaxed atmosphere.
October is not only knocking on the door – it’s already in. It snuck in while I was busy editing my photos from Singapore and our summer trip to London. To continue in my ignorant bliss I chose this week to write about some of the best memories from our recent trip. We took a nice walk in Tiong Bahru, which is an interesting neighborhood for architecture geeks, food lovers and history buffs alike. There is something for everyone, and its a perfect way to spend a half day in Singapore.
Sometimes its not a coincidence why great wine bars stand out in a big city – there are usually a handful of very wine curious people who decide to open more than one place. We are drawn to a particular style of wine bar, M and I. We like small, cozy, bodega-style places with a well-selected list by the glass and some bar food. We don’t mind if its fancy bar food, but the service should be casual. In a big city like Amsterdam, we have been lucky to find our favorites, and I would like to share them with you. Its not a coincidence that t´both bars share the same owner. Continue reading “Two Great Wine Bars in Amsterdam”