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Friday 15 March 2013


This wine is a new wine that is not available outside of Italy yet. However the rose wine is amazing and should absolutly be taken into Systembolaget. We can only hope for the best and that Philipson Söderberg will do their magic to bring this excellent wine into Sweden.

A fresh and fruity rosé wine, but complex and elegant at the same time.
A new interpretation of the rosé wine category thanks to the use of Masi's speciality Appassimento technique. This wine is a Supervenetian, and a "brother" to Campofiorin, the famous red wine.

Colour: salmon pink with cherry-coloured reflections.

Nose: intense aromas of just ripened berry fruit on the nose, especially raspberries and wild cherries.
Palate: soft and well balanced with lively and refreshing acidity. Long and attractive finish.

Excellent as an aperitif and with antipasti, light pasta dishes, shellfish and seafood.

Nr Systembolaget: Not yet available
Cost in Sweden: Not yet available
Cost in China: Not yet available
Cost in US: Not yet available

Written by Alexander Yü

Monday 4 March 2013

Article: Superb Swedish Cheese from Skärvången Bymejeri

Recently Western Taste visited Skärvången Bymejeri deep in the forests of Jämtland. It was a very nice visit and the cheese is nothing short of spectacular. We discussed their dairy and tasted their entire range of cheese. We strongly recommend every one of you to try the cheese from Skärvången.

The village of Skärvången, close to the mountains in Krokom (Jämtland), is home to one of Sweden’s best-known artisan cheese producers. Each year 400,000 litres of goat’s milk and 500,000 litres of cow’s milk are used to produce around 25 different soft cheeses. The Range of cheeses goes from blue and white mould-ripened cheeses made from cow’s and goat’s milk, Hard goat’s cheese, Getmese (goat’s milk whey cheese) and Long milk (Scandinavian soured milk).

Since 1999 the village dairy has been run by three families with the ambition of laying the foundations for sustainable agriculture to keep the rural district vibrant and the fields open. With influences from European and particularly French artisan cheese making, Skärvången has developed its own cheese tradition. This has made the cheeses well known throughout Sweden.

We particularly suggest that you try the blue goat cheese Kitty and the much milder goat cheese Vit Caprin. The best cow cheese according to us is the Blå-Ädel but you should really try something from all spectrums of their product range.

Written by Kristian Kull