Monday, October 24, 2005

STOCKHOLM - 1998

STOCKHOLM - MAY 1998

ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CITIES IN THE WORLD, IN SUMMER...


"VIEWS, with water, as always"


"GAMLA STAN - The main square in the old town"


"GAMLA STAN - Old buildings, old street, old town"


"ROYAL PALACE"


"BRIDGES"


"DOWNTOWN"


"STATUE - Walking over the water""


"DOM PERIGNON"

2 comments:

Di said...

Thanks for the pictures! I just hope it will be like that in November.. Don Perignon I won´t have, that's for sure! :(

Trotter said...

While you're not having Dom Perignon, waiting for the results of the "Getting Some Change" exercise, let's improve our Champagne culture!

"As legend has it, Dom Perignon invented Champagne.
However, Champagne is 3 different things: First, it is a sparkling wine made in France. Second, it is a geographic area about 1 hour from Paris, and the only where Champagne, the wine, can be produced. Finally it is a name associated with large deposits of limestone (chalk) in the earth.
Dom Perignon, the man, was born about 1638. His full name was Pierre Perignon. He was a Benedictine Monk at the Abbey of Hautville near Reims in France. Wine was already being made in the Champagne region before Pierre was born. Dom Perignon's legacy to the world was a procedure for production of Champagne. This included riddling the ageing bottles so the sediment can be removed, adding a dosage for a secondary fermentation, and use of corks to seal the bottles. These steps combined with the availabilty of stronger bottles which could hold the added pressure, allowed the commercial production of Champagne to begin in about 1700. Dom Perignon died in 1716. His famous statement "I see stars" was uttered upon his first taste of Champagne.
Dom Perignon, the Champagne, was first produced in 1936. Moet et Chandon produced a super cuvee which celebrated the Monk's exploits. The Champagne is only produced in exceptional vintages; in 2 styles, the Brut and the Brut Rose and in 2 sizes, 750ml bottle and 1.5Liter bottle."

Since "a gift of Dom Perignon will express that ONLY THE BEST WILL DO", we're looking forward to drinking the next bottle! Anyhow, Reims is not that far from Vallendar, Koblenz and the Mosel...