Category Archives: France

Best wine ever?


Dear all, It’s been ages since I’ve written anything here. I do apologize. My absence is mostly due to having been very busy at work, but also to the fact that I tend to write long, involved posts, and I … Continue reading

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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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USA now World’s foremost wine consumer


Click on the link to the Decanter item below. The US of A is now the world’s leading wine consuming nation, mostly due to a significant reduction in French wine drinking: http://www.decanter.com/news/wine-news/586864/us-leapfrogs-france-to-top-world-wine-consumption-league?utm_source=Eloqua&utm_medium=email&utm_content=news+alert+link+14052014 Is this significant news? Well, personally, I think … 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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Time and Minerals – Custoza Anteprima


I provided a general introduction and Bardolino tasting notes on the combined 2014 Anteprima event for Bardolino and Custoza here: https://oleudsenwineblog.wordpress.com/2014/03/30/of-old-cats-and-tender-mice-bardolino-anteprima/. While I adore the best Bardolino wines and therefore had positive expectations for those, my expectations in respect of … Continue reading

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