Magnus Reuterdahl Wine blog/vinblogg

Wine writing, in part Swedish, part English. Most new articles are published at http://www.dinvinguide.se


Magnus Reuterdahl

Wine fairs 2.0

Due to the Corona virus (COVID-19) outbreak several wine fairs has been postponed or moved to later dates. The last big fair that was held in Europe was Vinexpo Paris/Wine Paris in February. Also that was diffrent, since many Asian importers were not present due to this outbreak.

Vinexpo WOW ekologiskt

Necessity is the mother of invention and when sone oppurtunity close another opens. The last few days several ideas on-line wine fairs has opened up. This might be a way democratizing the wine fairs, to reach more and new groups of importers, resellers/retailers, wine buyers, wine drinkers etc.

Wine in Portugal digital wine fair

Andre Ribeirinho of the Portugese wine fair Adegga and Portugal wine week offers a digital wine fair, virus free, celebrating Portuguese wine.

Andre Ribeirinho
Andre Ribeirinho, Adegga

He says: the event will comprise of a live stream with interviews and there will also be the opportunity for producers to set-up private meetings with potential clients.

For me as a wine writer this might also be a great time to get new info as well for all who love Portugese wine. I say let’s buy lots of Portugese wine, taste em, talk to the producers, look a interviews and have your own booth at home. This might also be a cool evenyt for a wine bar focusing on Portugese wines – live stream it in your bar, and let your costumers follow while tasting wines from the producer or region he or she represent. Make it a happening!

Registrations and info is available on portugalwineweek.com. Participation is free both for wine producers and wine professionals.

More info is available in these two articles, here and here.

This is not the only one though!


Another friend and wine communicator is Fabien Laine in France. He has set up #THEONLINEWINEFAIR on Discord. To get on-board, click here.

Fabien Laine_Vinexpo2020Paris
Fabien Laine

Fabien describes it as a platform to help producers and importers. As for now it is a tool to share info and contacts as the fairs are not open. A giant online chat with different sections to bring together a maximum of producers and importers and to create a community.

It will be live 24 -7- 365
In times when climate change and sustainability is in focus and worry over the current virus stops events, going digital is a good way to contiune work. These new tools might also be useful in combination with future IRL events.
Magnus Reuterdahl


Välkommen till råttans år!

Detta har inget med gnagare att göra, dvs inget med AIK att göra, det har med det kinesiska nyåret. Jag gillar kinesisk mat och jag har ätit många udda rätter men så vitt jag vet har råtta inte varit en av dem. Det ligger inte heller i planen att prova…

Den 25 januari (vilket är en synnerligen vackert datum av anledning som inte omnämns här, men som inte har med Kina att göra) firas det Kinesiska nyåret 2020. Råttan kommer!

Hur kan man fira det? Läs mer i Dinvinguide.se: https://dinvinguide.se/magnus/gott-nytt-kinesiskt-nyar-rattan-kommer/

Det går utmärkt att fira med Baijiu, den kinesiska spriten – läs om den här och här. Ett annat sätt är att laga kinesisk mat, bra recept hittar du här och här. Om du istället vill att någon ska laga maten rekommenderas restaurang R.Asia, Videgårds hot-pot eller Formosa, alla i Stockholm eller Solna. Det finns säkert bra alternativ i andra städer, jag har dock inte koll på dem. Dessa tre gör riktigt kinesisk mat, inte tre små rätter e.d.

Gott nytt kinesiskt år!

Farväl 19glas… för nu

Uppdatering 2020-04-11. 19glas har under påsken åreruppstått, kanske inte på tredje dagen men som soppkök. Var? På samma adress som förr. Peter hälsar er välkomna åter!

Vad är väl en kväll på slottet… Det var en gång… alla sagor har ett en början och ett slut så även denna. 19glas har förgyllt vinälskares vardag i 11 år och 5 månader. Jag har brukat säga att Stora Nygatan 19 var såväl mitt vardagsrum som arbetsrum.

Jag har spenderat många kvällar och förmiddagar där, ibland hela dagar. Många artiklar och blogginlägg har inspirerats av besök på 19glas, många andra har skrivits där. Det har varit ett givet ställe dit jag tagit vänner och kollegor för njuta vin och eller mat. Ikväll tog sagan slut.
Peter Benysson
Bilder från vårt sista besök och det sista vinet som avnjöts där av oss den 19/12-2019.

Ett stort (jättestort) tack till Peter Bennysson och alla som jobbat där: för utmärkt service, för nyfikenhet, kunnighet och inte minst välkomnande. Det har känts som man kommer till vänner. Lilla Nygatan 19 är en del av mitt DNA. Ni lämnar ett tomrum i Vinstockholm, trots alla ”nya” eller nygamla vinbarer.

Nu väntar vi på var ni återuppstår likt fågel Fenix. Jag hoppas det sker snart 🙂

En högst självisk förhoppning är att Peter hittar en lokal i eller mycket nära Bergshamra, men inser att det skulle vara katastrofalt för min ekonomi!

Magnus Reuterdahl

Benjamin versus the volcano

The New Wines of Mount Etna. An Insider’s Guide to the History and Rebirth of a Wine Region by Benjamin North Spencer

About the author:

Benjamin North Spencer has been battling lava since 2012 when he moved to Etna. Now he is sharing his experiences and knowledge in this great book on the wines of Etna.

Etna wine

He’s an upstate New York guy, who might have been destined to be a White Zinfandel aficionado. Thank God he was saved by the volcano and spellbound by the fantastic wines of Etna.

When I first met him he was a wine writer, a somm, a former wanna be winemaker among other things, aka a winelover. Today he runs the Etna Wine School together with Nadine (who comes from Sicily and moved there with him) and now he is once again communicating wine with a pen.

My wiew of Etna:

I’ve had the privilege to visit Siciliy and Etna on several occasions. It was love at first sight, regarding the volcano as well as the wines. There is something special about walking on a volcano. You can feel the rock itself, as if it is alive, there is a kind of changeability that accommodates both barrenness and life. It makes you feel like living on the edge.

Did I tell you that love Etna and Etna wines! I do, I do, I do…


Etna wine, the wine producers, the grapes and much, much more:

Benjamin invite´you to meet the Benantis, Foti, the Calabrettas, Franchetti, Cornelissen, de Grazia, the Biondis, Graci and many others that make wine wines from slopes of Etna.

In this book you’ll find the history of Etna wine and the producers. It is the story that goes beyond living on the edge. They (the wine makers) make wine on a living volcano. A volcano that still do erupt and cast hot molten lava and fissure into the air and down on the vineyards. This is a blessing and on occasion a distaster for the vineyards. On one hand it continually changes the conditions in the vineyards, this is a big part of what gives Etna it’s unique terrior. It can also destroy a vineyard for years to come, like the one below.

A Vineyard at Etna scorched by lava
A Vineyard at Etna scorched by lava

Benjamin gives you the insights of Etna wine making and the story of the best and most well known grapes on Etna like: Zu’ Matteo, Terribile, Minella Bianca and Madama Nera.

Well, they maybe not be the best, but they are part of Etna wine. You will see that Etna is much more than the usual suspects: Carricante, Catarratto, Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio. The four grapes that most of us know and love. Grapes that has brought the attention of the wine world to Etna.

Nerello cappuccio

In this book your wine lingo will expand. I can see lots of occasions to toss around words like pistamutta, alberelli, vinazzu or palmenti rupestre.  At least you will know them and know what they means. You’ll also learn that baked earth has nothing to do with weed, it’s far more archaeological.

History is a very important part of Etna and this book. Our ciceron is helped by Blu (a dog, there seems to be one at every winery) to find our way through the time of the Greeks, the Romans, the Vandals & Goths and other Etna visitors. Visitors that over time have left pieces that led up to what we know as Etna rosso and bianco. Then came the winelovers and the rest really is history!

Etna Sicily
A winery dog, in a vineyard at Etna, though not Blu!

Etna is a spectacular and very special place and so are the wines made here. This is also a special book that is a necessity for every one that loves wine! This is also a great book if you want to discover Etna and it’s history as a wine region. It will help you to understand the concept of volcanic wine. Tag along and become an Etnalover!

How to get the book:

Get your hands on The New Wines of Mount Etna. An Insider’s Guide to the History and Rebirth of a Wine Region. It’s personal, it’s filled with in-depth knowledge on Etna, anecdotes and it is an over all a very fun and good read. Buy it for Christmas, get it in January, then plan a trip to Etna asap!

The book can be ordered here: https://www.etnareport.com/

Magnus Reuterdahl

My top picks Adegga winter market 2019

If you’ve followed me over the years you’ll know I have a long time crush for Portugal and Portuguese wines. Every year, since about 7 years I’ve been to at least one edition of Adegga wine market. This is their 10th year running. If you haven’t been you should go! For dates keep an eye on their website their website or Facebook page.

Adegga 2019

 If you’ve followed me over the years you’ll know I have a long time crush for Portugal and Portuguese wines. Every year, since about 7 years I’ve been to at least one edition of Adegga wine market. This is their 10th year running. If you haven’t been you should go! For dates keep an eye on their website their website or Facebook page

Andre Ribeirinho Adegga
Andre Ribeirinho, Adegga

For the winter market I keep a special eye open for the fortified wines, the classic wines and new projects. I.e. some wines for Christmas consumption and some for the future.Castle Adegga

My favs of this Adegga edition, the 29th

The wines are in no particular order, but listed from style. They all are great buys!


  • Mouchão Sobremesa early bottle fortified wine 2015, ca 99.90€
  • Poças vintage port 2017. Ca 53.90 €
  • Quinta do Pôpa vintage 2017. Ca 49.50 €
  • José Maria da Fonseca Alambre 20 Anos. Ca 25 €
  • Kranemann vintage port 2009. Ca. 53 €

If you have money to spend or someone who deserves a very special Christmas present I do recomend Barros very old tawny 102. Ca 350 €.

Reds (tinto)

  • Adegamãe Dory reserva 2016 tinto. Ca 11.95€
  • Casa da Passarella. Villa Oliveira Pedras Atlas 2014 tinto. Ca 39€
  • Herdade do Rocim fresh from amphora 2018. Ca 34.50€
  • Mouchão 2013. Ca 39.90
  • Niepoort Bastardo 2017. Ca 30€
  • Chocapalha reserva 2017. Ca 13.50€
  • Quinta do Pôpa VV 2015. Ca 26.70€
  • Herdade Anta de Cima Alfrocheiro em Talha de Agilla 2017. Ca 15.50€
  • Quinta da Ramalhosa Alfrocheiro/Touriga Nacional 2017. Ca 14€
  • Rosa da Mata Rosa da Mata Alfrocheiro 2017. Ca 15€

Whites (branco)

  • Arinto do Açores 2018. Ca 23€
  • Chocapalha reserva 2017. Ca 14.20€
  • Soalheiro granit 2018. Ca 10.80€
  • Hugo Mendes Vital 2018. Ca 18€
  • Zarague alvarinho colheita selecionada 2018. Ca 10€
  • Quinta Maria Izabel 2017. Ca 21.91€
  • Quinta de Santiago alvarinho 2018. Ca 9.90€
  • Primado encruzado 2017. Ca 12€
  • Titan of Douro 2018. Ca 10€
  • Adegamãe viosinho 2018. Ca 8.45€

Sparkling wines

  • Martin Boutique wines Identitade IM extra brutto 2015 espumante (66.28). Ca 16€
  • Luis Pato espumante informal 2014 (32.2). Ca 25€
  • Luis Pato espumante vinha pan 2017 (32.1). Ca 25€
  • Niepoort Espumante Olo 2016 (39.3). Ca 13.65€

This year they also hade a corner with wines from Etna, Siclily. Really great stuff, my two favs were:

  • Benanti Etna rosso contrada monte Serra 2017 (68.2). Ca 35€
  • Vini Francetti Passopisciaro Etna rosso doc 2017 (68.9). Ca 26€

Normally I do my best to try everything, this event I didn’t manage. So keep an eye out for other wines as well! The wines are available at Adegga.pt at these prices for a short time, see here see here.

Magnus Reuterdahl

From Adegga with love!

Dear friends and fellow #winelover’s it’s time to go to Portugal, again. This a favorite  rerun though. I love Portugal and portuguese wines. A great reason for this is Adegga, a reason that gives me a chance to live through Groundhog Day over an over again but unlike Bill Murray’s part in the film, I love to come back to Portugal over and over again.

Portugal Lisbon (600x378)

Do you also love Portuguese wine? Then you should not miss the best Portuguese wine fair with focus on Portuguese wines – Adegga WineMarket Lisboa 2019! The festival general Andre Ribeirinho has led his portuguese wine ambassadors Daniel Matos and André Cid Proença for 10 years and soon 29 editions of Adegga wine fairs.

Andre Ribeirinho
Andre Ribeirinho, Adegga

This is the place to have great portuguese wines, use smart wine glasses, have some great Portuguese food and meet fun people. In additoin you will also get to taste some fab Etna wines!!!

This is the Portuguese wine event / party you must not miss!

Hurry up, buy a ticket to wonderful Lisbon and the Adegga wine market. Discover a wealth of Portuguese wines and go to a party at the same time. Let’s meet up on November 30th and have a few sips of fab wine! If you see a guy in a #winelover t-shirt – then it is probalaby me, come by and say hi!

Read more at https://pt.adegga.com/

#winelover #dinvinguide DinVinguide.se #Portugal #Portuguesewine #WinesOfPortugal


Magnus Reuterdahl


Adjö Anders

Det har å ena sidan varit ett par normala arbetsdagar och å andra sidan sorgliga dagar, med minnen av en vän som kommer och går. Det är underligt att detta på något sätt rullar på, i någon form av symbios. Häromdagen förlorade jag en vän, efter en lång kamp mot en sjukdom, en sjukdom som långsamt tog honom ifrån oss. Trots att det inte var oväntat känns det overkligt och plötsligt.

Jag träffade Anders Johansson genom mitt intresse för vin. Det blev en värdefull och djup vänskap som dels gav gemensamma vin- och matupplevelser men också en varm relation som gick djupare än så. Till detta kom alla gemensamma vänskaper som gav ytterligare dimensioner, bland annat med hans familj. En del av er kände honom som @ajntaste på instagram och twitter.

Vi spenderade många kvällar på 19glas och på en del andra restauranger, där vi njöt av och diskuterat vinets mer intrikata detaljer. Vi jagade fynd på bondens marknad, vi bytte recept och han kunde allt om kryddor.

Han älskade italienska viner och besökte Italien många gånger, särskilt områdena runt Gardasjön, Piemonte och Veneto med flera. Som de flesta av oss var han nyfiken och var alltid på jakt efter nya upplevelser, ny kunskap, nya viner och nya smaker, så intresset gick utanför Italien. Det fanns också en viss fäbless för grappa hos Anders, som jag delvis delade. Två smaker vi inte delade, och jag kan se honom framför mig skratta åt, var Aperol och inlagd sill, som han gillade men inte jag. Jag är ganska säker på att jag inte kommer lära mig att gilla dem framledes heller!

Det jag kommer att göra, och gör, är att sakna dig, din underfundiga humor, generositet och ditt raka sätt. Jag kommer minnas den glädje jag kunde se i dina ögon när du provade ett gott vin, en ny druva eller ett spännande vin. Det fanns en ungdomlig nyfikenhet som levde kvar hela vägen till slutet. En vilja att vara med och dela med dig. Detta är några av de saker som jag kommer sakna!

Du kommer att bli saknad av dina vänner, det vet jag, jag kommer att sakna dig, men mina tankar i detta ögonblick går till din familj, till Kärran och Mia.

Vi ses i den stora vinkällaren på andra sidan, det är jag säker på. Adjö!


Magnus Reuterdahl

Bilden ovan är tagen i samband med en av de # winelover hangouts som Anders var med på. Just denna skedde i Stockholm 2015. Han var också en del av de event som gick under #vintweetup tillsammans med flera andra vänner i Stockholm men också i andra delar av landet och i Danmark.

My top 30 from the Adegga wine festival 2019

Wine trip – Marche 2019

Tomorrow it’s off to the Italian wine region Marche, together with the Circle of Wine Writers.

The focus of the trip is, of course wine. Visits includes the following wineries: Angeli di Varano, Azienda Agricola Bruscia, Cantina di Santi, Ciú Ciú, Cantine di Castignano, Vignetti Santa Liberata, Villa Bucci and Marotti Campi

The trip also include two matser classes, on the grapes Pecorino & Passerina grapes and on Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi

We will also visit the Unesco heritage Urbino and the nature reserve Gola del Furlo that includes the Furlo Pass, a gorge on the ancient Roman road Via Flaminia.

No wine without food. Resturants on the trip includes Ristorante da Silvio in Sirolo, Antico Furlo, Lo Focarò and Hosteria dietro le Quinte.

It will be a blast, follow my trip on Instagram or Facebook.

Magnus Reuterdahl

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