Monthly Archives: December 2014

Season’s end at Erik’s Wine Bar

Just over a week ago, Eriks vinbar, which unsurprisingly translates as Erik’s Wine Bar, finished their season. On the Stockholm wine map, this is one address that is just as pleasant as it is reliable. On this occasion, there were some extra … Continue reading

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Tasting of mixed new releases with a few heavy-duty Super Tuscans included

Earlier in December I tasted a selection of recent releases on the Swedish market. This type of “purchase a ticket and taste the wines at your own pace”-tasting is arranged a number of times per year by a Munskänkarna, a … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Poilly, a village in the Vallée de l’Ardre, on top of the Montagne de Reims

Key facts Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Vesle et Ardre Vineyards and grape varieties: 27.4 hectares (67.7 acres), of which 87% Pinot Meunier, 11% Pinot Noir, and 2% Chardonnay. Classification: “Autre cru” (83%) Maps Google Maps view with the villages in the Vesle et Ardre highlighted. … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Bouleuse, on top of the Montagne de Reims

Key facts Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Vesle et Ardre Vineyards and grape varieties: 14.0 hectares (34.6 acres), of which 52% Pinot Meunier, 35% Chardonnay, and 12% Pinot Noir. Classification: “Autre cru” (82%) Maps Google Maps view with the villages in the Vesle et Ardre … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Aubilly, on top of the Montagne de Reims

Key facts Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Vesle et Ardre Vineyards and grape varieties: 4.7 hectares (11.6 acres), of which 77% Pinot Meunier and 23% Pinot Noir. Classification: “Autre cru” (82%) Maps Google Maps view with the villages in the Vesle … Continue reading

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Champagne Savart with Caviste

I recently tasted some wines from Champagne Savart, presented by French-Swedish wine merchant Caviste (a.k.a. Martin), who also celebrated three years of online wine sales, with his late 2011 release of Savart being his first. Savart is one of the new generation of high-class small … Continue reading

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Champagne village profile: Sarcy, a village in the Vallée de l’Ardre, on top of the Montagne de Reims

Key facts Located in: Montagne & Val de Reims: Vesle et Ardre Vineyards and grape varieties: 45.1 hectares (111.4 acres), of which 92.9% Pinot Meunier, 3.8% Pinot Noir, and 3.3% Chardonnay. Classification: “Autre cru” (83%) Maps Google Maps view with the villages in the Vesle et Ardre highlighted. The … Continue reading

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