Category Archives: Fortified Wine

The Good Life


The week-end of 12 to 15 September 2014 was one to remember, with tremendous impact on all senses. My family and I began it by attending the Pharrell Williams concert at Forum in Copenhagen on Friday night. Great concert, starting … Continue reading

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Casa d’Antino – A Danish Future for Italian Cuisine


The whole world, and for certain all of Copenhagen, is mesmerized by the prodigious success of New Nordic Cuisine these days. For good reason, the cuisine is fabulous, and combines the most hyped trends in cooking right now: Locavorism, foraging, … Continue reading

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Marina Alaimo – Acino Ebbro – Interview


Yesterday’s radio transmission is now available as a podcast: http://www.radiosiani.com/webradio/trasmissioni/item/4956-ole-udsen-ad-acino-ebbro.html Warning: In Italian! Mine is not so good, but I hope I make myself understood. When you get to the page, click the “qui” in “Per ascoltare il podcast clicca … Continue reading

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Greatness and weak Mexican beer – a perfect night out


Good friends are the best thing in the world. You know, the kind of friends that you can be separated from by years and great distance, but when you meet again there is no awkwardness, no embarassing lulls in the … Continue reading

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Berliner Wein Trophy – 2013 Summer Edition


The Berliner Wein Trophy – or BWT for short – is an international wine competition that takes place twice a year, with a winter and a summer edition. I have taken part as juror twice this year. The competition, which … Continue reading

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Port Club of 1981 – Tasting notes 2 April 2013


On 2 April 2013 the illustrious Port Club met again for a tasting of colheitas from two accomplished producers, Pocas and Burmester. Pocas is a family-owned producer of Port that has been quite popular in Denmark for decades, particularly due … Continue reading

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Port Club of 1981 – Tasting Notes 7 November 2012


As some will have noticed I have not posted on this blog for some time. This is mostly due to my having fallen with my bike and suffering a concussion a few weeks ago, and my resultant need for resting … Continue reading

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