Category Archives: Wine & Drink

Wine and spirit reviews, cocktail recipes, and more. Channel your inner wine lover or mixologist and join The Johan for a boozy adventure.

Strange Brews: State of the Danish Craft Brewing Scene

State of the Danish craft brewing scene

The craft brewing scene is alive and well in Denmark. And they know how to throw a party! As I write these lines, those are the all-overshadowing impressions from last night. Chilling the most… Photo credit: Trolden Bryghus Last night, June 12th 2015 at the time of this writing, my buddies Morten, Peder and I […]

Review: Champagne Dom Perignon 2005 – Tasting Notes and Impressions

Dom Perignon 2005

UPDATE DECEMBER 22, 2015: WOW! Hello, Google Search User! This little thought piece on Dom Perignon 2005 has exploded in popularity lately. Be adviced that this is somewhat of a long read. If you want only the review and tasting notes, you can click here. Otherwise feel free to enjoy the rest of the article […]

Review: Tito’s Handmade Vodka – America’s Original Craft Spirit

A few weeks ago, in what can only be deemed a bit of a scoop, I was contacted by a representative from America’s fastest growing craft spirit brand, Tito’s Handmade Vodka. They had heard of Denmark as a nation with a growing interest for gastronomy and cocktail culture. Would I, they wanted to know, be interested in sampling their product and offering a few thoughts and feedback?

Wine pairings: Salmon Tartare and Gewurztraminer Grand Cru

Domaine Saint-Remy Alsace Grand Cru

If you’ve been counting along, and I know you haven’t, you’ll know that this is a very special post for me. As a matter of fact, this is my post number 100 on johanjohansen.dk and if that doesn’t call for celebration, I don’t know what does! And how does one adequately celebrate 100 lengthy rants […]

#TuesdayGT – Gin and Tonic Sorbet – Gin Mare and 1724 Tonic Water

gin and tonic sorbet

The first mixed drink I ever recall tasting was a Gin and Tonic. The gin of choice was the late 20th century staple Gordon’s Dry Gin, the tonic the only one available: Schweppes Indian Tonic Water. The memory, to this day, remains firmly chiseled in my mind as one of the most uncomfortable experiences in […]