The Copenhagen Tasting’21 – Pol Roger @ Sölleröd Kro*

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Richard Juhlin

For for the 16th year in a row Richard Juhlin went to Copenhagen to enjoy ‘The Copenhagen Tasting’ by Björn Leisner @ Sölleröd Kro*.

Without luggage and with a vaccine passport in hand, it was the easiest thing in the world to get from Stockholm to Copenhagen. I took the opportunity to have a meeting with Denmark’s new LVMH representative at a simpler restaurant before I went to bed early with a view to tomorrow at my favorite hotel Skt Petri in my crazy Star Suite. Yes, apparently there were some upgrades there because in my loneliness I had a penthouse with 60 square meters and an almost equal roof terrace.

The next day for the 16th year in a row, the fantastic Champagne aficionado Björn Leissner arranged his annual giant champagne tasting at the increasingly perfect Sölleröd Kro a stone’s throw north of Copenhagen. 16 years ago he gathered a bunch of Danish champagne lovers and let me be in a corner and I can now state that I am one of four people who have not missed a single time since we started. How sacred this event has become. A kind of wonderfully recurring time marker. An August dream that makes the onset of autumn more bearable. A last fan of a warmed Scandinavia with flamboyant roses, Admiral butterflies and protein-sucking dull wasps around the last portions of food enjoyed outdoors before we shut ourselves in for six months.

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