• Food & Wine,  Sagas,  Travel

    Hej Då Oregon Pinot

    While spending the past four years living in Oregon’s beautiful and bountiful Willamette Valley, I quickly developed a love for Oregon wines, especially pinot noir!  Well, needless to say, this passion led to the accumulation of some pretty amazing bottles.   The following have been some of my favorites; –Dusky Goose 2007 Dundee Hills Pinot Noir –Evening Land 2012 Seven Springs Vineyard ‘La Source’ Pinot Noir –Beaux Freres 2014 Beaux Freres Vineyard Pinot Noir –Domaine Serene 2014 Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir –Soter Vineyards 2014 Mineral Springs Ranch Pinot Noir Sadly, only two bottles from my cherished wine collection made it to Sweden, primarily due to the cost of shipping wine internationally. …

  • Food & Wine,  Insights,  Sagas,  Travel

    In pursuit of the “lagom” Sake

    I really should recall the exact hour, minute and precise second that the Swedish word ‘lagom’ entered my life.  However, the best I can do is remember that it was an evening this past summer while I was out with my husband and his best friend at a local sushi place in Gothenburg.   As someone who is quite particular with my wine, I explained to the server that I wanted to try a sake that wasn’t too sweet or too dry.  Our server quickly joked that I was after a ‘lagom’ sake.   I replied, “Lagom…what?!?!” At this point, my husband and his friend laughed and nodded together in complete agreement. …