Swedish Wine


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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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Palomino

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Diamond

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

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  • Goran and Ulrika,I'd love to be at that table when you pour the top 5 sparkling wines of the world!  No vacation time for me yet, though.  I am going to check out the website.Great to have you here! Read More

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  • hi againthere will be a new champagne and sparkling wine dinner on May 30more info at www.blaxstawine.se Read More

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  • Very interested in what those champers/sparklings are, and how you plan to ... ... but no plans to make it to Sweden next month, though if you send me/post a link for the event I'll pass it on to friends who are closer. Read More

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  • Welcome, Goran and Ulrika. Imagine you have many interesting stories to tell us ... running a restaurant up in Sweden?!Hope to hear more from you on those subjects, or any others. Read More

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  • Hi again, yes this is a busy time and winter is finally behind us and spring around the corner.winterpruning is more or less done in the vineyards and as soon as it gets a little bit warmer, we will spray each vinestock with a mixture of calcium and minerals. The 2014 vintage will be one of our very best ever and it will be a great pleasure to s... Read More

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  • Hi Just found this fantastic site, I am the owner and winemaker at Blaxsta wine in Swedenfor moore info about the worlds most northern commercial winery, please also visitwww.blaxstawine.sePrimarely I produce icewine from our own Vidal blanc grapes. For some , if not, most, wine lovers,it may sound too much to beleive that it would be possible t... Read More

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  • I remember coughing on my caviar egg at my first visit to French Laundry - not ... most starred restaurants in Sweden and we are famous for our markups on alcohol as most restaurants make their living from this, not the food. If the robbers knew which bottles and which vintages to aim for, I'd say inside job. Or they were frequent guests and h... Read More

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  • Thought it would be a great idea for us to take part in trading some of our ... (Erica, that shipping from Sweden would be brutal, but maybe workable with your trip to NYC coming up). Maybe even Dmcker will re-surface?So with that, let it be known if you're interested and we can take all address info to PM/E-mail. With shipping season around t... Read More

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  • Inspired by Anna Savino's lovely introduction, I realized that, as a ... ... a ... based in Stockholm, Sweden. I do, however, end up spending veeery little time at home. As much as I possibly can, I'm traveling to wine regions around the world.Until a couple of years ago, I was an Equities Analyst and then Business Development Consultant in t... Read More

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  • Absolut Level NV


    Pick up the newest on tonight with these three flavors plus 3 more..6 total. Have been waiting for this for a long time :) Read More

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