Wineweek 110: Return to Matkonsulatet

There is nothing like finding a great new winebar. I guess when you live in one place long enough, you stop looking for new spots proactively. Or at least I get a bit lazy. We stumbled on Carotte almost accidentially. Well, not exactly, but the visit was mostly unplanned: Googled with an aim to find a spot for a glass in between our house and Matkonsulatet, the prime destination of Saturday night. Continue reading “Wineweek 110: Return to Matkonsulatet”

Wine Review: Maison Nicolas Potel Chassagne-Montrachet Vielles Vignes 2007

Recently I have been talking a lot about white Burgundy (recent post here). It is the wine-obsession of the year. So last weekend we took out a recent acquisition from the cellar to enjoy with food. The bottle of Chassagne-Montrachet from Nicolas Potel is a 100% Chardonnay from Côte de Beaune, so we reckoned that it could hold its own with a mushroom risotto. How right we were. It was a perfect match.  Continue reading “Wine Review: Maison Nicolas Potel Chassagne-Montrachet Vielles Vignes 2007”

Scratching the Surface on White Burgundy

I am sure this post does not come as a surprise to those that have been actively following the blog. White Burgundy has been on the investment list for at least half a year now. So we have been studying and looking up some options from the monopoly here in Sweden as well as London wine shops. We will be visiting our former home city in March and the wine-sleeves are coming along. Lets see if there will be another record (34 bottles in check-in luggage is hard to beat). Always when I do some reading, I also collect some highlights to share on the blog. So here is a scratch on the surface of white Burgundy.  Continue reading “Scratching the Surface on White Burgundy”