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.
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.
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.
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.
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