Category Archives: Portugal

Madeira from Barbeito

At the Portuguese wine day in Stockholm about a month ago, a single Madeira producer was present, namely Vinhos Barbeito. This is a high-class producer, and their wines are elegant i style as well as slightly lower in sweetness than other … Continue reading

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Taylor’s Port, vintages from 1863 to 2011

Taylor’s is one of the most known and best Port wine houses, in particular when it comes to Vintage Port. Their style is on the powerful and spicy side, often with rather prominent tannins when the wines are young, and they … Continue reading

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Tawny Port tasting with AuZone

A recurring December in the wine tasting club AuZone is a Port tasting arranged by our member MW. This time around, the theme was Tawny Port, i.e., the more light-coloured Ports that get their character through a longer and oxidative treatment … Continue reading

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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

Posted in Bordeaux, Bual, Burgundy, Cabernet Sauvignon, Champagne, Madeira, Pinot Noir, Sauternes, Wine bar | Leave a comment

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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Dinner with 1990 DRC Richebourg 1990 and 1990 La Tâche

There are unique and memorable wines that have brought great joy when tasted, but where there’s good reason to assume that you won’t be able to taste these wines again, given the inevitability of older vintages being consumed or becoming … Continue reading

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Portuguese reds with AuZone

The most important event during the past autumn affecting Swedish-Portuguese relations was the football match in November (that’s “soccer” for those of you on the other side of the pond), where the 2-3 result meant that Sweden didn’t make it to … Continue reading

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