11th of December

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Friday, 11th of December is for relaxing and feeling optimistic. We had many wine lovers visiting and we discussed about the art of making artisan wines. We talked that that choosing wines that come from supermarkets ( in Finland we don’t have wines in supermarkets, we can buy wines from a monopoly owned shops only)or which are industrial-made means that you are letting someone else, someone who doesn’t know you, choose what you will like, or what the ‘average’ person will like. In such cases, more often than not, the label and the marketing matters more than what’s inside the bottle.

While choosing to drink and select artisan wines means you get to be the protagonist of the story. In other words, choosing wines that are made honestly, based on traditions and the territory, where what’s on the inside, and more importantly, what’s beyond the bottle – the story, integrity, tradition, and the landscape – are what matter. This is the philosophy of our Wine Stories- come to find your own artisan wine and tell us your own wine story.

9th of December

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9th of December was dedicated to this exceptional red from an exceptional winery and even more exceptional wine makers of Dragomir Winery Estate. Their wines are always elegant, precise, unique, boutique and of high quality.

When you are thinking of a perfect dinner – Pitos will be the perfect match with the rare blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon together with the jewel on the crown Rubin. There are about 16,000 bottles of the 2012 Pitos-this full-bodied wine is very well integrated with blackberry, cherry, and spice and finishes long with firm and yet balanced tannins and toast with more dark fruit.

Dragomir named Pitos after the clay vessel that the ancient Thracians buried in the ground and used to make wine, like the qvevri that Georgian winemakers still use. (Though Dragomir doesn’t use this to make its Pitos wine.) Dragomir Winery Estate is a synonym of quality that lifts up the wines of Bulgaria to the highest level of winemaking.

This rate wine can be tasted and enjoyed In the heart of a Helsinki at WineStories winebar and show room. Come and make your own wine story with us!

2nd of December

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2nd December gave us a reason to celebrate when the calendar unveiled this delicious wine from very unusual grape variety GAMZA. There hasn’t be much to enjoy and celebrate during the difficult months of 2020 but in times like that, great wine like this lift up the mood and the spirit. Bulgarian Bononia Estate has succeeded and produced this exceptional good wine GOMOTARTZI GAMZA 2019 that is just ranked (in a blind tasting) by the Decanter wine magazine team of experts as N:50 WINE OF THE YEAR 2020. (Decanter, January 2021)

A fresh, fruity and balanced wine characterised by the unique characteristics of the variety. A light body with herbal, redcurrant and rhubarb fruit aromas. Crisp, red cherries and wild berries taste with elegant and refreshing acidity. A gentle and pleasant finish with intriguing fruity sweetness. Come and taste it in our Wine Stories wine and show room and make your own wine Christmas story.