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”

Wineweek 71: The Winecurious in London

London baby! It is one of my favorite cities in the world. Just like Barcelona, Bangkok, Singapore, Shanghai, Tokyo, New York and Paris. I am a sucker for big cities. London, however, is a city I have lived and breathed for almost two years, just before I moved to Stockholm. London is dynamic. It changes constantly without losing its vibrant personality. London will most probably always and never feel like home. Continue reading “Wineweek 71: The Winecurious in London”

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”

Wineweek 68: Nordic Stars

Last week of February. The winter is soon over. Can you count March as spring already? The weather this weekend has definitely been spring-like, and we have moved on to a lighter profile of wines. I am definitely a white-wine person 80% of the year. There has been some exciting news coming out this week, with a new Guide de Michelin for the Nordics. Stockholm managed yet again to miss out on that magical three stars, but at least we got two top-tier (***) restaurants to the Nordics: Maaemo (Oslo) and Geranium (Copenhagen). I will write more about the Stockholm restaurants during the coming week. Continue reading “Wineweek 68: Nordic Stars”

Wineweek 67: Chilling with Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc

Do you ever feel like the gone week feels really short and long at the same time? It feels like I was writing Wineweek 66 just yesterday, but in between I have had the chance to work, travel to Copenhagen and Oslo (sorry no wine this time), read up on rose and white Burgundy and spend the weekend on the terms of a seven year old (my goddaughter). We went to a kids theme park, overdosed on cake and crappy burgers and spent an agonizing hour at the Disney Store. It was all great fun (except for the Disney store), and we even had some nice wine moments together with M and her mother. However, this weeks Wineweek will be very short (mainly due to me being completely exhausted). Enjoy the pictures!

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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”