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Asa Johansson and Sara Nässén on Scandinavian wines

Scandinavian wines come to Piedmont

Italian wines are since long loved by Scandinavians. But on Monday the 27th of May the roles were changed when Scandinavian wines were presented in Piedmont during a seminar held for the Master in Wine students at UNISG in Pollenzo. The presentation gave an overview of the long and sometimes complicated history of alcohol in […]

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Vinosus, a wine show in Norway 22-23 april

Vinosus is a wine show organised by three Norwegian wine importers: Vinarius, Vinum and PlusVini. It takes place in Oslo on April 22 and 23. The fair includes some 30 wine producers, many of whom will be there in person, for example: Badia a Coltibuono, Balland Chapuis, Ricasoli, Bret Brothers, Domaine de l’Hortus, Domaine Weinbach, […]

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Norwegian aquavit to become a protected denomination

The Norwegian government is in the process of introducing rules that will make the name “Norwegian aquavit” (norsk akevitt) a protected denomination, according to The rules will e.g. require that the aquavit must be made in Norway (seems reasonable), must be made from potatoes (which apparently is not the usual raw material in other […]

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Time to forbid wine writing in Norway? – According to some!

Kjersti Toppe is a politician representing the Norwegian Senterpartiet (The Centre Party). In a recent article in Dagsavisen (Google translation) she argues that wine articles in the press should be forbidden. She says that the ban against alcohol advertising in Norway is being eroded. The Norwegian wine writer Heidi Jaksland is of a different opinion. […]

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Norwegian wine in Washington

No, it’s not a Christmas donation from Norway (like the Christmas Tree in New York’s Rokefeller Plaza) to the President Elect. Erik Dahle was born and raised in Bergen, a rainy costal town in mid-Norway, but has found his way to Washington in the north west US (they’re not exactly lacking in rain there either). […]

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Norwegian wins Nordic sommelier trophy

Meret Bøe took first place in the Nordic Sommelier Championship recently held in Norway. She is working as sommelier at the Bagatelle restaurant in Oslo. Second and third place was won by Sören Polonius (Sweden, Restaurant F12) and Susanne Berglund Krantz (Sweden, Gondolen). More info

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