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Jacob's Bar & Kjøkken Wine List Updated for April 2010

Lot’s of new wines this month. La Stoppa’s Ageno brings my “orange wine” count up to 7 titles.  I would like more orange wines because they’re not only food friendly, they’re addicting as crazy!  There are many out there to chose from, but most I am afraid are not good in my opinion, merely fashion statements at most.

I am happy to have exclusivity on the Domaine de La Gramière wines in Norway (at least on this first shipment) – great wines made by some fellow ex-pats living in Southern France. These “sponty” wines have super clear fruit and great freshness!

A truly amazing Grüner by another new comer to Norway, Meinklang.

And, a new Dolcetto to replace Luca Roagna’s Dolcetto, one of my favorites up to now.  Principiano’s wines, including this Dolcetto, are brand new to Norway, and I feel will take no time at all to get discovered.

Over the course of the next month, I hope to add some (more) exciting rosé’s to kick off our Norwegian Spring and Summer! (Although as I write this post, the spring has all but vanished as I look out my window at the hail coming down from the sky!)

Here are my new additions:

  • Domaine d’Elise Chablis 2008 – Lutte Raisonée – Burgundy, France
  • Meinklang Grüner Veltliner 2009 – Biodynamic & one hell of a Grüner for the money! – Burgenland, Austria
  • La Stoppa Ageno 2005 – A natural orange wine – Thanks Tomasz! – Emilia-Romagna, Italy
  • Weingut Langmann Schilcher Klassik 2009 – Steiermark, Austria
  • Stéphane Tissot Poulsard Vieilles Vignes Sans Soufre 2007 – Nice, delicate fruit.  A hint of oak – Jura, France
  • Domaine de La Gramière Côtes du Rhône 2005 – Close to natural, just a pinch of sulfur! – Southern Rhône, France
  • Domaine de La Gramière Peter’s Vineyard Syrah 2007 – Close to natural, just a pinch of sulfur, please decant me and give me some air!Southern Rhône, France
  • Domaine Leon Barral  Faugères 2007 –  Languedoc-Roussillon, France
  • Ferdinando Principiano Dolcetto d’Alba Sant’ Anna 2008 – Biodynamic with  just a pinch of sulfur. Super clear fruit! – Piemonte, Italy

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2 Responses

  1. luc ertoran says:

    GOOD wine…..or wine that you enjoy?????
    Plenty of wine I don’t enjoy on your list……but are they bad?….no I don’t think so.
    Try not to tell people you are drinking GOOD wine…..just tell them that you enjoy drinking wine it is quite enough too share your enthusiasm.

  2. vinosseur says:


    Thanks for your comment and candor. I read my entry a few times over and struggled to find where I mentioned “good” wine. I did mention a few times “in my opinion”. I am rather opinionated and express these opinions here on my site – the main reason I have a site 😉


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