Jack Jakobsson is the reporter on a mission for BKWine in Stockholm. He has the painful task of tasting all the wines in the Swedish monopoly wine shops, ominously named The System Company (Systembolaget). Jack has been involved with (and of late in charge of) one of Sweden’s most secretive wine tasting associations called AuZone, or in short The Zone (if you know Andrei Tarkovsky you can understand), that has had more than 1000 wine tastings since its creation in the early 80s.
Britt & Per’s take on Jack: It is surprising that Jack has not requested a hardship supplement (or war zone insurance) since he tastes all the wines that are launched at the monopoly. More than 50% of all wine in Sweden is sold in bag-in-box. Jack tastes the 100-200 new wines that appear in Sweden each month. We’re not sure if we should envy him or pity him.
Here are Jack’s articles:
(Not all articles exist in both languages!)
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