To be spoiled for choice is a marvelous thing! Expats as well as Swedes have strong opinions about whether the government owned monopoly does indeed provide depth of range when it comes the sea of alcoholic beverages known to mankind. YLC’s Vanessa Le Grange is here to give us a tour of the best of the best.
2012. Cami Salié, South-West France, Jurançon, Jurançon Sec.
Product Code: 5385
Why choose it: It’s an elegant, rich and refreshing white wine made from local (South West France) grape varieties Petit And Gros Manseng. It’s so easy to pair anything from seafood, smoky cold cuts to fussy wine drinkers with this wine. Lovely!
2012. Les Dauphins Côtes du Rhône Reserve Villages. Côtes du Rhône
Price: 79 SEK
Product Code: 72458
Why choose it: Hardly expensive for an easy drinking, fruity wine with a hint of spice and warmth. The 20’s inspired Great Gatsby’esque label doesn’t hurt either. Great with grilled lamb or beef prepared in whichever way and for making a good sauce.
2012. 6 Sesta Cerasuolo di Vittoria, Cantina Valle Dell’Acate, Cerasuolo di Vittoria, Sicily
Product Code: 2318
Why choose it: Cerasuolo di Vittoria is the most recognised wine from Sicily. This medium bodied wine with fruity strawberry, cherry and herbaceous flavours will pair well with a quick and easy dish like spaghetti puttanesca or Mediterranean inspired dishes.
Charles Wantz Crémant d’Alsace Carte Noir Brut, Alsace, France
Product Code: 7737
Why choose it: A well made, fruity sparkling wine which could serve as an aperitif or paired with plain crisps. Bubbles and food with crunchy textures work so well together. Why not panko crusted fish or chicken or even Thai inspired dishes to accompany this wine?
- Do ask store assistants for help if you need more information or would like some advice.
- Staff generally appreciate tips and recommendations from customers – feel free to share.
- Decide on the atmosphere you’d like to create, then food and lastly match your drinks accordingly. It sounds deceptively easy but lack of planning could lead to a last minute nightmare.