Rødder & Vin My Favorite Wine Shop in Copenhagen

Rødder & Vin is my favorite wine shop in Copenhagen. It is a tiny store run by the biggest carebear in the city – Solfinn Danielsen. The selection is small, but at the same time highly focused on carefully chosen producers. Rødder & Vin is all about natural wines. Very little or nothing at all is added to the grape juice during the production. No chemicals and very little sulfites. Solfinn says this is wine with an attitude. He can tell you who made each of these bottles, about their philosophy and probably a drunken story or two from their vineyard.

Fun fact: I won my trip to Copenhagen with DFDS this time because of a picture I took inside Solfinn's store last year.
Fun fact: I won my trip to Copenhagen with DFDS this time because of a picture I took inside Solfinn’s store last year.
Solfinn in his store. The best guy in Copenhagen
Solfinn in his store. The best guy in Copenhagen

No matter how short my visit in Copenhagen is, I have to drop by Solfinn and his store. This is where I purchase all the bottles I bring home, and if there is time, it’s wonderful to grab a few bottles for a picnic in one of the many beautiful parks of Copenhagen. However, the wine store is just one of many projects of Solfinn and his good friend Esben. They do pop-up restaurants, wine bars, catering and wine tastings. Their vision is to gather people around the table for that perfect atmosphere and rustique food. Wine is an essential element of that.

This is the full selection in Solfinn's store!
This is the full selection in Solfinn’s store!
Les Petites Fleurs from Marie & Vincent Tricot on the right side is one of my favorites. Strong aroma of stable, but a soft, round flavor
Les Petites Fleurs from Marie & Vincent Tricot on the right side is one of my favorites. Strong aroma of stable, but a soft, round flavor
So many pretty bottles... such a hard choice. I ended up with Chez Vignon from Vincent & Marie Tricot. A complex medium body Sauvignon Blanc with a well balanced acidity
So many pretty bottles… such a hard choice. I ended up with Chez Vignon from Vincent & Marie Tricot. An aromatic and crisp Sauvignon Blanc

I have yet to attend a pop-up dinner by Rødder & Vin in Copenhagen. Although, I did enjoy Solfinn’s cooking when he visited restaurant Smalhans in Oslo for a Sunday roast about two years ago. Luckily I am in Copenhagen for their next event on the 29th of November! In fact, the pop-up involves the entire team from Smalhans, who returns the favor and travels to Copenhagen for a very special event. Don’t miss it! Tickets can be purchased here.

Æblerov, wild Danish cider, the lighter and more juicy version
Æblerov, wild Danish cider, the lighter and more juicy version
Solfinn in his store. The best guy in Copenhagen
Solfinn in his store. The best guy in Copenhagen
Æblerov, wild Danish cider, the classic French flavor
Æblerov, wild Danish cider, the classic French flavor

On this particular visit to Rødder & Vin, Solfinn offered a tasting of a new Danish apple cider called Æblerov. The word means stealing apples from your neighbors’ gardens. As it would turn out this was not the last time I met with these bottles during my trip. We were offered Æblerov at restaurant Noma, Alchemist, and many other places later on. A sign of great quality! If you are in Copenhagen make sure to steer your bike in the direction of Ravnsborggade at Nørrebro and check out Rødder & Vin.

The middle one was the welcome drink at restaurant Kadeau. I purchased Champagne Bulles de Comptoir from Charles Dufour, but haven't opened it yet
The middle one was the welcome drink at restaurant Kadeau. I purchased Champagne Bulles de Comptoir from Charles Dufour, but haven’t opened it yet
Drop by to listen to some great music and taste awesome juices
Drop by to listen to some great music and taste awesome juices

Which is your favorite wine store? Please share in a comment below.

Anders Husa

I am Anders Husa – a foodie living in Oslo. I eat at the best restaurants in Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm and the major food destinations in the world. I share my foodie stories here.

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