Every Friday TheChampagneSommelier will ask 5 questions about 5 coeur de bouteilles to friends and Champagne lovers from near and far. This Week we took a bubbly chat with Finnish Champagne lover Linda Sevelius. Merci Linda !
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Linda Sevelius @lindas.wine
Linda Sevelius (@lindas.wine in Instagram) is a Finnish champagne lover living currently in Sweden. Ever since turning 18, she has been interested in wines, and the love for champagne started very soon. She works in the sales and marketing of a Swedish luxury brand, but on her free time she builds her community of wine enthusiasts and writes about her wine and restaurant experiences to her instagram wine account: @lindas.wine.
Which Champagne would You treat your parents or in-laws?
‘My parents are always up for some Champagne, and ever since I was a kid, they used to start the weekend with a glass or two. That small celebration I have adopted and I always cherish the small moment of cheers for the weekend. For my parents I would bring a magnum of Bergeronneau-Marion’s Grande Réserve. We always argue whether or not we should always have a magnum bottle to share, as every drop of the 0,75 litres bottle is shared equally until the very last drop. :D’
Which Champagne would You treat your lover?
‘For my lover I would get something interesting, something with a true story. I know he is into history, so last time I treated him with Pol Roger’s Sir Winston Churchill cuvée 2012 vintage. We both find Churchill interesting character, and his history and collaboration with the Pol Roger house makes me curious. His drinking habits were also quite amazing, chapeau! ‘
Which Champagne would You treat your boss?
‘My past a couple of bosses have all been champagne and wine lovers, if I would share a bottle with one, I would take up a tougher one, Jaques Selosse’s Substance for instance. It’s not a typical champagne many people drink. It would be an interesting challenge them to try something new, and probably would end up being a fun learning for them.‘
Which Champagne would You treat yourself?
‘I had a glass of Perrier Jouët’s Belle Epoque 2008 some time ago, and it was divine! At that moment I thought, damn I should have taken the whole bottle! This is definitely the champagne I would like to go back and taste some more. The one glass I had was already super expressive, giving generous nose of toffee, brioche, yet remaining wonderfully fruity. It was a lovely first touch, would be cool to see how the champagne develops after a couple of glasses.‘
Which Champagne would You treat a dream guest, and why?
‘I don’t have an ultimate dream guest, but instead I would like to host renaissance type of party with diverse people from different domains coming together: arts, business, tech, wine, hospitality, medicine… We would innovate together and come up with solutions to the world’s most burning questions.
And I guess for the situation of this magnitude and the variability of the group, I would need to have at least a methuselah bottle of something classic… for instance a Charles Heidsieck’s Brut Réserve. That kind of multi-vintage would serve our renaissance party from start to finish.’
[ what piece of music would you listen to drinking wine with Your dream guest ?]
‘As the focus is more in the conversation, I would choose something easy going to the background, to which many of them could relate. Also I would pay a little tribute to Sweden, by choosing Abba 😃‘