What to drink? Week 44

Yesterday we ate tacos even though it was Wednesday. I have heard of the tradition many families in Sweden have to eat tacos on Fridays, as a part of “Friday- family-time”, but since we has no children we do want. So we popped a cava for dinner. Actually one of the nine that I had picked up after almost forgetting that I had ordered them from the monopoly.  Faustino Brut Reserva was…

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Now it is close, I can feel it!

In April, I stood with my feet in the red earth and looked at the pinot noir and chardonnay with their sheer leaves. Now, a half year later I am almost finished with the English script for the book. Some of you who has followed me and the process are maybe wondering… Wouldn’t it be in Swedish? Well hopefully that too, and spanish, but after pressure from Penedés and other international interests I have translated it all to english….

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What to drink? Week 43

Next week rCarlsberg will release Carnegie Anniversary Porter, since the brand is celebrating 175 years. And it is is really a very nice beer, in my opinion. The anniversary porter is brewed in Falkenberg (South west of Sweden) and in collaboration with Broklyn Breweries brew master Garrett Oliver. This is a beer with a lot of body, and with its 8.8 vol % one would think you should feel the alcohol, but I…

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What to drink? Week 42

It can no longer deny it or live with the belief that there’s an “Indian summer” coming… it is autumn now. Frost at night and the thermometer winds up just over the five degree mark, on the Celsius scale, here in Uppsala. So one just has to make the best of it! The moos hunt has started and the mushrooms it has been more then plenty about in the woods, or so I’ve heard. Well I myself have not yet taken the dog…

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Forgotten cava, brought home at last.

It struck me this morning that I ordered cava through the monopoly, before I went to Catalonia, that is over a month ago. Gee gee, so it can go if you have too much to think about. Said and done I called the them up, and a happy Maria announced that, yes they were still waiting for me. Since I do not remember exactly what I ordered, they asked her what I could expect. Maria began to read from a note…

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