Founder & managing editor
The love of wine was always there; over the past years, the love grew into an obsession. I must learn all of it, and taste it all, too. During those first stumbling steps of trying to find out everything there is to know, to figure out what the
big names in wine were talking about I found it a bit, um, not the most inviting. And that’s how allthe.wine was born! A safe space, a hub, where you can find the answers needed to spot your perfect bottle, to learn about wine, pairings, concepts, well you name it.
Who am I?
Originally a musician, digital content- and, web design-improvisor. Based in Stockholm, holding a WSET3 certification from WSET School of London, and lover of wine, food, and creativity. Oh and also the founder and managing editor of allthe.wine.
Articles by Johanna Klingfors
Pét Nat – Rebellious Bubbles Or Hipster Hype?
As seen in The Social Pour Magazine, May 19, 2022.
Have you ever wondered about those hazy, colorful, and fizzy wines that have dominated the glasses of the younger wine crowd lately? They’re the talk of the town and the new must-have on a sunny day if you’re up to date with what’s what.
Dreaming of spring
Christmas is over, the time of powerful reds has passed us by. The rain is hitting the window and the sun is hiding behind 4 layers of thick clouds. January folks. So, instead, let’s focus on spring, it will come, hopefully, sooner than later.
This must be the first tip-exed wine bottle that’s crossed my path, only adding to the authenticity vibe that my generation so appreciates.
2019 Vouvray Cuvée Clos de Vaux Demi-Sec, Domaine Vigneau-Chevreau
The fear of sweetness is a thing. As soon as we step out of the dry-dry-dry zone the compulsory thought of “I don’t like this” spreads like wildfire, or maybe it is the thought of I SHOULDN’T like this? Or perhaps it is a reminder that once you got a hold of a cheap Riesling with way too much unbalanced sweetness and swore never again. It is time to put that past you and embrace the residual sugar, cus it can really be a bomb thing. And a great complement to food.
Comte Hugues de La Bourdonnaye
Some say Champagne is overrated, others swear by it as the ultimate expression of sparkling wine. All I know is that Comte Hugues de La Bourdonnaye is hella good and is still within a reasonable price range. With its deeper, golden color, high minerality, and full and developed aromas of brioche, yellow apple, orange peel, honey, and hazelnut it stands out in the crowd.
La Lupa 2020
This slightly unusual rosé from Piemonte, Italy, has what so many rosés are missing: texture and character. And as you’ve probably already guessed it’s a natural wine, hence the label. La Lupa is wonderfully nuanced, fruity and spicy. The wine is refreshing and yet textured. It has body and a bit of oomph is what I’m hinting at. In many ways this wine is more of a very light red than a dark rosé, if that makes any sense?
Kung Fu Malbec 2021
Don’t let the label scare you, like it seems to have scared so many others. Kung Fu Malbec 2021 is actually a real killer wine. Heh. What’s funny about this one is that some fellow winos got in touch asking how this wine turned out, since they didn’t dare to buy it due to the label.
Sybille Kuntz Orange Riesling, 2020
The mysterious and highly sought-after orange wine has started to pop up both here and there as of late. But this is not a new way of making wine, it actually dates back thousands of years with its roots in Georgia.
Single Moms Pét-Nat 2021
Hiding behind a spot-on label designed by Gothenburg based tattoo artist Maja-Lisa Bekken is this sparkling pét-nat dream from the urban winery Wine Mechanics (Gothenburg). Punch in the face freshness mixed with minimal natural funkyness, a wild ride compounded by berries, watermelon, peach, and blood grapefruit.
Jérôme Arnoux, Brut Nature
Crémant du Jura (a crémant from Jura)! The perfect aperitif to sip when cooking, on the balcony or wherever. It’s a summer favorite. With soft bubbles, notes of bread, citrus and green fruit this is a really pleasant sip.
Rotari Brut Riserva, 2015
Yellow prosecco, blue prosecco, that prosecco with a brown label, prosse is perhaps exactly what we think of when we think of Italian bubbles. Instead, I throw out Rotari, a sparkling wine from northeastern Italy.
Barolo Azelia, 2017
No wonder many of the reviews of this wine just said FREAKIN’ DELICIOUS. Because it is, if you’re into tannin and acid that is. Barolo DOCG is a style of wine made from the grape Nebbiolo, originating from Piemonte in the northwest of Italy.
Trebbiolo Rosso La Stoppa, 2020
Looking for a fruity berry blast with a hint of horse stables? Then this is your bottle. There are few times in life where you connect the aroma of horse stables with something delicious, well, this is one of those times.
What is natural wine?
Natural wine has only grown and grown in popularity over the last years, I have to admit myself a novice on the subject but Google is still one of my many strengths. Many.
Your guide to Beaujolais
Up north , we have in recent years become very fond of lighter red wines, juicy and berry without any reminiscence tannins or roughness, which is why wines from the Beaujolais area are big favorites.
Benanti Etna Rosso, 2018
So what are Etna wines? These are wines grown in Sicily, more specifically on the slopes of the volcano Etna, hence: volcanic wine. Like Benanti here, they are a little smoother in flavour, low in tannin, pale color, and Benanti specifically has a lot of lovely notes of berries to it. Elements of cherries and red berries, it has an earthy tone with the typical smoky style of wine from the area.
Visiting the vineyard – Bouquet D’Alella
There is something very special about visiting a vineyard. Besides being very interesting, there is something else that is difficult to put into words. What was exciting about this particular visit was that it was my first Catalan winery where they partly work with domestic grapes but also some of the French classics.
Firstly, how good-looking is the bottle? The Mafia boss personified in bottle format. Made from 100% Frappato (Nerocapitano is the old name for frappato).
Tenuta di Castellaro Bianco Porticello, 2020
Imagine someone suddenly throwing a bouquet of flowers in your face, like SUPRISE, here you are. But not in a perfumed way, that would have been awful.
Costadilà 330 SLM
Juice, not so much wine, partly due to low alcohol content of 10%. An absolutely lovely apertif on a hot summers day, cold as hell, but it didn’t quite stand up to the harsh autumn day it was consumed.