If you’re in Oslo this weekend, you might want to check out the first ever Oslo Wine Festival.
Fifteen Tjuvholmen and Aker brygge restaurants are the organizers behind the wine festival and everyone is welcome. Whether you’re a connoisseur or know very little about wine (but is curious), this is a great opportunity to travel around the world on a tour de vin.
Oslo Wine Festival lasts for three days and includes 65 events: exciting and informative talks, tantalizing tastings and winemakers’ dinners. The participating restaurants offer different themes or geographical focus, including Cognac tasting, after-work Champagne, Aquavit, wines of Italy, Austria, and more. The festival programme is in Norwegian only, but you can still get an idea of where to go if you’re interested in Spanish sherry and tapas or a Champagne lunch.
The main event is the wine mess at D/S Louise on Saturday 5 February, where you can sample more than 50 different wines. All you need is the festival wristband, which is sold at all participating restaurants for the symbolic sum of 10 kroner (about USD 1.75). The wristband also gives you dinner discounts at all the restaurants.
Photo by Sergey Melkonov/flickr’s Creative Commons
Time: 3 – 5 February 2011
Venue: Various restaurants at Aker Brygge and Tjuvholmen