Category Archives: Cabernet Sauvignon

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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Mixed AGM wines including four French, three Aussies, three Germans, and one Turk

Our wine tasting club AuZone recent held its annual general meeting, and tradition dictates that some liquid painkillers and some blood sugar-boosting nutrition are administered before we move on to boring stuff like audit report, budget, membership fees and so … Continue reading

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Wine tasting club dinner

Our wine tasting club AuZone always arranges a dinner towards the end of November. The number of seats is rather suitable for one magnum of each wine, so there’s usually rather many wines from that bottle format. This year we included ten wines, … Continue reading

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Mixed wines – “December news”

This was a news tasting of various wines that only had that in common that they were lauched as news (in their current vintage or release) in the Swedish monopoly stores at the start of December. This government-controlled monopoly has, … Continue reading

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White Burgundy and red Bordeaux from Roberson

London fine wine merchant Roberson Wine invited to a tasting of five white Burgundies and five red Bordeaux. Actually, it was their Swedish representative that invited, since they also sell a part of their range to Sweden using a Swedish website. In particular … Continue reading

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Visit to Château Clerc Milon in Pauillac

When I attended Le Weekend des Grands Crus, the well-packed annual visitors’ weekend for us mere mortals in Bordeaux, in May 2012, one of the châteaux I visited was Clerc Milon with its completely new winery. Yes, they year was indeed … Continue reading

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BYO with mostly prestige Champagne

Mid-July a couple of us gather for a BYO evening to taste som prestige Champagnes, although a few other bottles also managed to come along. The wines were served more or less blind. Michel Lenique Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs … Continue reading

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Sassicaia and Ornellaia Masterclass at the Decanter Fine Wine Encounter in November 2011

Yep, it’s time for another “tasting notes lost and found” entry. I can’t really understand why I never got around to posting this in English a lot earlier. This was a Masterclass at the Decanter Fine Wine Encounter in London, in … Continue reading

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Mixed Ridge wines with Paul Draper including three vintages of Monte Bello

Paul Draper, CEO of Ridge Vineyards and legendary winemaker, visited Stockholm some 1,5 weeks ago invited by their importer Vinunic, to moderate two tastings, of which I attended one. We tasted four wines that the importer will start selling in a couple … Continue reading

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