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The Scandinavian country of Sweden does not produce much in the way of wine. Despite seemingly endless summer days, it’s just too cold to ripen grapes properly. However, Sweden does have a national drink: vodka. Vodka is a clear distillate that can be produced from almost anything from grain to vegetables to sugars and fruits. For commercial purposes, it is most typically produced from rye, wheat, corn, or potatoes. It has been produced in Sweden since the 15th century, then known as “bränvin” (“burnt wine”), once mostly consumed for medicinal purposes. By the 17th century, with some refinements in its distillation process, it had become the national drink. In the mid 19th century, the first Swedish commercial vodka was introduced by Lars Olson Smith, Absolut Rent Bränvin. 
 
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  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Palomino

    History of the grape: Palomino is split into three types: Palomino Fino, Palomino de Jerez and Palomino Basto. All of...

  • Diamond

    History of the grape: The varietal dates back to the 1880s when horticulturalist Jacob Moore (hence the synonym “Moor...

  • Negroamaro

    History of the grape: The name is a combination of the Italian words for “black” and “bitter,” however, the latter de...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • Absolut Raspberri Vodka

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    Wine review by athenah


  • Svedka Vodka 2007

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    Clean, crisp.. a great value. Read More

    Wine review by jserrat


  • Arsta Brannvin NV

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    I have wonderful memories of the years I lived in Stockholm and Hallands Fläder is a part of the. There are few better things in life than sharing a good drink like this with good friends on a midsommar eve. Read More

    Wine review by jserrat


  • Palatine Hills Estate Vidal Ice Wine 2000

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    Wine review by lucatony


  • Hi, maybe snooth can help me with an issue no one else has been able to help me ... with ;-)I live in northern Sweden, close to arctic circle. Visited recently BC, Canada, and had some real good red BC-wines. Unfortunately nobody knows where to shop BC red wines online. Anyone on snooth who have a clu Read More

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  • Purity Vodka-the Spirit of Sweden NV

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    Purity Vodka is the Dom Perignon of Vodka Read More

    Wine review by WineDine789


  • Pinky Vodka

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    We all know its here and I think its fair to say that not many of us are happy about it, yes Im talking about autumn arriving signaling the end of the summer.There can be no mistake that Pinky vodka is aimed squarely at the increasing market of female vodka drinkers, the giveaway is the superb bottle that is like a giant perfume bottle!Many of y... Read More

    Wine review by vodkaemporium


  • Purity Vodka-the Spirit of Sweden NV

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    Great stuff. Vodka do taste! Read More

    Wine review by Jabba Dabba


  • Hi, I have a old bottle Mouton Rotschild from 1883. I bought 30 years ago. Right now I am selling my house and where I am going to move there is no wineceller. Any one interessted to buy it? Read More

    Forum post in the topic Bo from Sweden


  • Purity Vodka-the Spirit of Sweden NV

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    Wine review by TomTomClub


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