5 bottles – 5 questions Fredrik Schelin [swe]

Björnstierne Antonsson

Björnstierne Antonsson

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Every Friday TheChampagneSommelier will ask 5 questions about 5 coeur de bouteilles to friends and Champagne lovers from near and far. This wwek we had a bubbly chat with Fredrik Schelin.


Fredrik Schelin has had a passion for Champagne all his adult life. Fredrik is a Swedish wine journalist, champagne connoisseur and author. Fredrik, has tasted and rated more than 5,000 champagnes over 20 years and is often seen on TV4 and is working as a writing wine expert for Aftonbladet, Coop MerSmak and DirektPress. Fredrik Schelin also is the author of the book ’Champagne 49 million bubbles in a bottle’ the book is an ode to one of his first and greatest passions – champagne. Fredrik’s mission is to erase the snobbishness surrounding the sparkling wine and show that extraordinary bubbles come in all price ranges and for all taste buds and is something we all have the right to enjoy.

Which Champagne would You treat your parents or in-laws?

Krug grande cuvée – they all love food and wine, and what better wine than Krug to treat them with.

Which Champagne would You treat your lover?

Jacques Selosse Rosé – my wife love sparkling rosé and Selosse is one favourites.

Which Champagne would You treat your boss?

I am my own boss, but I have an partner and I would love to treat him with a great vintage of the elegant Cristal rosé.

Which Champagne would You treat yourself?

I would love to treat myself with an older vintage of a classical house. For example Champagne Charles Heidsieck Blanc De Blanc 1982

Which Champagne would You treat a dream guest, and why?

A dream guest would be to share a bottle of pink bubbles with the founder of ’pink champagne’. Barbe-Nicole Clicquot, born Ponsardin, also namned ’La Grande Dame de Champagne’. Why, I would love to pick her brain of all her ideas making Champagne what it is today.

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