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Wine Tasting in Bremen

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Nordblogger meets Ludwig von Kapff

Last week I — along with the other Nordbloggers — had the pleasure of being invited to a wine tasting hosted by Ludwig von Kapff in Bremen’s Überseestadt.  I happen to love that part of town, full of old renovated warehouses and chic restaurants with views of the harbor.  I also happen to love wine and have been dying to do another wine tasting here in Germany,  so it was a win-win kind of evening!

Upon our arrival we were greeted by a long table full of beautifully arranged wine glasses, hand painted place cards, and a very fitting maritime theme.  We began with a toast and a glass of rosé Prosecco, followed by a delicious round of appetizers.  Our first official glass of wine ended up being my favorite of the evening: a Sauvignon Blanc from Domaine Horgelus.  It was light and refreshing and exactly the kind of wine you’d want to drink on a summer day.  (I was very excited to be sent home with a bottle of it at the end of the evening, and of course I’m sipping on it while I write this post!)

That was followed by three more white wines, which were totally fine, but not really my favorites: the Blanc de Noir, a Grüner Veltliner called “3 Haberer” from Austria, and a Chardonnay from Metzger called “Prachtstück“.  To round out the evening, I tasted my first real rosé — a Pinotage rosé from Delheim in South Africa — and the Réserve du Cochonnet, a deep, full red wine from the south of France.  I’m not sure I’ve totally bought into the rosé trend, but I will definitely pick up a bottle or two of that red before my next dinner party.

While we sipped each of the wines, Lars — Ludwig von Kapff’s director of online marketing — told us a bit about each of the wines.  With each glass, the time spent enjoying the wine increased and the time spent explaining gradually decreased, as it should be!  Thanks to a sweet booklet of illustrations of each of the wines (by Diana), it was easy to follow along with the tastings — otherwise I most certainly would not have remembered the names to any of them!

Wine tasting in Bremen | No Apathy Allowed
Photo courtesy of Ludwig von Kapff.
Wine tasting in Bremen | No Apathy Allowed
Appetizers to get us started.
Wine tasting in Bremen | No Apathy Allowed
Waiting on our first wine
Wine tasting in Bremen | No Apathy Allowed
Just getting warmed up!
Wine tasting in Bremen | No Apathy Allowed
The token red wine. Photo courtesy of Ludwig von Kapff.
Wine tasting in Bremen | No Apathy Allowed
Nordblogger meets Ludwig von Kapff.  Photo courtesy of Ludwig von Kapff.

The event lasted late into the evening, well past my bedtime for a Tuesday evening, but also well worth it.  Thanks to Ludwig von Kapff for organizing a fun evening and bringing the wine-loving Nordbloggers together outside of our monthly Stammtisch events!

* While Ludwig von Kapff sponsored this event, the opinions expressed here are solely my own. *

Are you a fan of wine?  Have you gotten behind the rosé  trend?  Or would you rather have a beer?

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