Winelover in Lisbon

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”

Fun Facts about 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”

Two Great Wine Bars in Amsterdam

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”

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”

Close to Nature at Krako Slow Wines

I just love the name of the place: Slow Wines. It has a nice ring to it and gives an expectation of a relaxed atmosphere. And that it has. Slow Wines is a great place to go for winding down after a hard day at work. I assume the name stems from the focus of the bar, which is nature wines. I guess one can say that nature wines are produced in a “slow” way – without help from any additives, on their own pace. Maybe that is why they are so good.  Continue reading “Close to Nature at Krako Slow Wines”

Wineweek 89: London at a Glimpse

It has been a hot week here in London. Hot and humid. Thunder has seemed imminent, but the the first raindrops we encountered were not before our taxi ride back to Heathrow airport. One could say we have been lucky. On the agenda this time has been food and wine. Isnt it always food and wine though. It feels like shopping and sightseeing have been activities we have filled the gap with between breakfast and lunch, and lunch and dinner. I am feeling a bit of fatique after all that food. However, I am glad I stuffed down every last yummy piece.  Continue reading “Wineweek 89: London at a Glimpse”

Is Wine Vegan Friendly?

I did not expect to write about this subject. Biodynamic production and natural wines, those were imminent topics for a wine-blogger. Is wine vegan? – I didn’t see that one coming. Don’t get me wrong, I am pleased that this cat is out of the bag. I feel that people should be able to access information that is important to them regarding consumer products. I just never thought about this aspect in wine before, so it threw me a bit off guard. It all started when M sent me a link to an article on the Decanter website about Duval-Leroy going vegan…

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Natural, Organic or Biodynamic – Whats the Difference?

Now this is a topic that is sometimes confusing. Words like organic, biodynamic and natural wines are thrown around  in conversations lightly. But do we really know the difference? Is it even possible to know the difference as countries and apellations regulate these terms differently? I will be honest with you, I was not at all sure of all the definitions myself before I did this little investigation. Here are some ground assumptions that you can make when discussing different types of ecological wine production.
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