NEWS SWEDEN: At The Winery Hotel, to open in Stockholm in January 2016, it’s all about wine. The establishment will hold wine courses and tastings, serve wine at the restaurant, wine bar and rooftop terrace and even have its own winery – right in the lobby.
Close to the recreational areas of Brunnsviken and Hagaparken – home to part of the royal family – The Winery Hotel will have 184 rooms and a restaurant that seats 160. The restaurant will be wine-oriented, matching dishes from organic and locally sourced ingredients to the wines. The restaurant, open all day, will serve wines curated by wine expert Michel Jamais:
– We want to bring wine, and the culture of wine, to Sweden. That means we’ll have a diverse wine cellar with wines from all over the world – though not necessarily expensive ones. Every three weeks we’ll change focus to a new geographical area, such as South Africa or the Rhône Valley. In one year, we’ll have ‘visited’ the whole world, including more rare wine producing countries including China, India and even Sweden, says Jamais.