I have a lot of experience in wine. Actually I'm quite sure I still have spitted out more than I have swallowed, tasting wines as a professional wine writer. For many years I use to write articles about food and wine for Swedish magazines and news papers. I was an active members of the Swedish wine writers association and have tried close to 50K wines. All the famous wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy, Napa and so on. I have a great appreciation for wine, and love to combine them with different dishes.
For many people wine paring can be snobby, but for me its all about finding a nice wine and combine it with food. Often when i decide on what to cook, I choose the wine first, and then decide on how to create a dish that works well with the flavor of the wine I picked.
After moving to U.S in 2007, I have experienced a lot of amazing wines from here. That’s why my wine recommendations will be heavy on U.S reds. If It was 10 years ago, it would have been more, Spanish, South Africa, Australia and France. Still haven’t found my perfect wines transforming to U.S whites. So you will se a lot of white Burgundy’s here too.
Veuve Clicquet, $35+
Whats better than some bubbles in the wine. Here is a nice refreshing tip. From the only place in the world that can claim real Champagne. This version is pink, fruity and nice to your mouth. Perfect for a Friday afternoon!
My green refresher
All respect to kale smoothies, but this green one is more tasty.
You'll need" for 4 drinks
A lot of fresh mint. I took half of a big planter.
Juice from 2 limes and 1 lemon
1 liter of unsweetened lemonade
White wine, or vodka, or rum.
one liter of Ice
Start to mix the mint with half of the lemon juice in a Vitamix
Mix all other ingredients except the alcohol. Finish with a splash of you favorite alcohol.
Louis Bouillot Creamant De Bourgogne, Rose, $20+
Great sparkling rose from Bourgogne. a budget version of you don't want to spend another $20 for a wine from Champagne, but still get almost the same experience.
Moet & Chandon Imperial Brut, $35+
Classy, super dry Champagne with a nice touch of fresh mushrooms, green apples and elegant crispy bubbles. cant go wrong with this!