Ep. 1791 Italian Fine Wine In Sweden | wine2wine Business Forum 2023

Welcome to Episode 1791, where we present the session recordings from the wine2wine Business Forum 2023. In today's episode, we delve into ‘Italian Fine Wine in Sweden – Examples from a Wine Collectors’ Club’' presented by Niklas Bergqvist IWE, moderated by Alessandra Angelini

Italian Wine Podcast is proud to be a media partner of wine2wine Business Forum and we are pleased to present this series of market focus sessions, recorded during the Forum held in Verona in November 2023.

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Abstract:

Vinkällaren Grappe is Sweden’s oldest and largest club for wine collectors, with more than 1,500 members. Founded in 1986 and situated in the heart of Stockholm, it cares for its members’ collections in its climate-controlled cellar vaults.

The clientele is mainly private collectors, but also corporate members. Besides storing their bottles under suitable conditions, it offers a database overview of the collection that is linked to Liv-Ex data for market value.

By looking at the evolution of the thousands of bottles that make up the collective inventory of the Club, Niklas Bergqvist will paint a picture of how the Swedish interest in Italian Fine Wine has changed over the years.

Focusing on 2008, 2018 and 2023 he will first investigate how Italian wine has performed in relation to wines from other countries in terms of both volume and value. Afterwards, the evolution of the relative importance between the different regions and origins within Italy in the same years will be explored.

Finally, there will be a brief overview of which options for sourcing wines are open to wine collectors in the Swedish monopoly-based wine market.

More about today’s presenter:

Niklas Bergqvist started out in the kitchens of various restaurants in Stockholm, Sweden. A deep interest in wine drove him to take a sommelier course to understand the concepts of matching wine and food. After a serious skiing accident that left him unable to walk due to a badly broken leg, he used his rehabilitation time focusing on the WSET Diploma; he finished the programme as the best Continental European student in 2012. Since then he has been working with wine full time as head sommelier in a private wine club for wine collectors. Bergqvist is also a WSET educator and Italian Wine Expert through the Vinitaly International Academy.

Connect:

LinkedIn: Niklas Bergqvist DipWSET

Instagram: www.instagram.com/vinkallarengrappe/

Website: www.restaurangakademien.se/forelasare/…-bergqvist/

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