Wine tasting at Det Lille Vinhus

15 Mar

This week I went to a tapas inspired wine tasting at Det Lille Vinhus, translated: the little wine house. This shop was opened in 2010, by Lars Kroman, a man who worked as a sommelier at some high end restaurants as well as on the Royal Boat. After my boyfriend had been to one of these tastings some time ago (and he was super enthusiastic) I knew I had to try it as well, especially after a good deal came up. So along with my boyfriend and three of our friends, we headed down to the shop.

The form and my glasses

The form and my glasses

We were welcomed in the shop with a glass of spumante and we were allowed to wonder a little bit around the shop and explore the amazing collection of wines while waiting for everyone to arrive. Once everyone was there we were taken down into the basement to start our wine tasting. The basement had a warm atmosphere and there were tables with the glasses (5 in total per person. Normally it’s 4, but the sun had been shining so Lars gave an extra glass) all set to go, as well as water, bread and a form. On the form it had a table with the names of the wines we were going to taste as well as the possibility to write some notes.

The night we were there was a bit more special, because we tasted 5 wines from one wine house (Comelli from North East Italy) and the wine maker (Filippo) was actually there.

Lots of wine

Lots of wine

Filippo turned out to be a very funny man and he entertained us with lots of anecdotes while he took us through the wines (2 white and 3 red). This also made that the wine tasting felt very casual, maybe not something you would expect. Besides letting us taste the wines, and no we didn’t have to spit them out, we were also taught the best way to smell and taste the wine. Filippo also told us a lot about how they make wine and about the history and location of Comelli. In between the glasses there was plenty of time to talk amongst ourselves.

My plate of tapas

My plate of tapas

After the tasting was over (the wines were all very different but delicious) the tapas buffet was opened and IT WAS GOOD! There were different types of meat as well as cheeses, tapanade, pesto, olives, paté and of course plenty of bread to accompany it. We decided to order an extra bottle of wine to have with the food. Though officially the tasting was supposed to end at 20.30 (we started at 17.30), we left at around 21.30 and we weren’t even the last ones. All the while Lars and Filippo were joining in the fun, making it all very informal and relaxed. Needless to say, we also ended up buying some of the wines we tasted. Two bottles of white Pinot Grigio from 2011 109 kr (€14,60)/each and 2 bottles of red Refosco also from 2011 for 149 kr (€20)/each, both were deals because of the special evening. All in all I think it made an amazing night, with wine, food and friends. What more could a girl want?

Practical info:
Location: Det Lille Vinhus, Sølvgade 85 – 1307 København K

Price: 200 kr/€26 (though I must say this was a deal, we got 50% off, so keep an eye on their facebook page)

Language: Danish and English, depending on who is doing it. This time it was the Italian wine maker, thus in English

(pictures made by me)

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3 Responses to “Wine tasting at Det Lille Vinhus”

  1. Martin de Munck March 15, 2013 at 11:28 am #

    I hope some of the wine will be there when we visit you again! Looking forward to taste it too!

  2. Angelique van Engelenburg March 15, 2013 at 5:53 pm #

    I think you’ve found your job! Writing for guide books about Copenhagen!
    Very entertaining to read and it may inspire tourists (or locals who want to be a tourist in their own city).
    Plus it gives you a great excuse to discover the ‘undiscovered’ of the city and enjoy yourself while doing it 🙂

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