Next city featured, yes! We still in the cold of Scandinavia, with some “Viking blood” and pure #winelover tips. Yes it is cold but we know how to enjoy and sublime life with wine in the North !
Big Thanks to Arto Koskelo ! He titled his recommendations “My wine Helsinki!”
Vin Vin – Wine bar serving mostly biodynamic and organic wines. Velvet interiors, pompous chandeliers and worn out couches. I doesn’t get more cool than this. http://vin-vin.fi
Grotesk Wine bar – Hosted by the grand old man of Helsinki wine, great wine list and kitchen serving a surprise menu constantly in a state of flux. Sophisticated small dishes prepared by a michelin experienced chef who looks like a surf bum. Casual and welcoming atmosphere. http://www.grotesk.fi
Latva Bar – Great place to enjoy artisanal wines and nordic finger food by the side. Nice selection of beers. Did I mention the innovative yet rustic food is fantastic? http://latva.fi
Sushibar+ Wine – Combining fresh sashimi with Austrian Grüners and what not. First and foremost a high quality sushi bar but also a place to kick back and share a nice bottle of something extremely tasty. http://www.sushibar.fi
Who is Arto Koskelo ? Who better can define himself, himself for sure as – “Disreputable Finnish wine writer, an idiot savant with the talent of drinking wine, International Wine & Spirit Competition’s Communicator of the Year nominee 2013, published author on wine, the founder of blogs Viinipiru & ViiniTV, sociologist and an egregious iconoclast.”
Lately he released a book, wrote in Finnish, yes sorry Maybe a English version soon who knows
He also take part on some radio and tv shows!
What a great wine and food lover !
PS: Would be a pleasure to meet him someday and share some good wine