Vinoplevelser i Berlin

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Vinoplevelser i hippe Berlin: Alt andet end mainstream

Vin og Berlin? Tidligere ville vinkendere sandsynligvis have trukket lidt på smilebåndet og sendt besøgende til luksus-stormagasinet KaDeWe. Vin og Berlin er faktisk stadig et relativt nyt fænomen, men udviklingen er ikke til at tage fejl af. Fra at være en vinørken er Berlin i dag en by, der er forelsket i vin, hvor selv festglade indbyggere kender forskel mellem riesling og silvaner og ikke længere forveksler en "Grosses Gewächs" ("grand cru") med en mindre god vin. I hovedstaden er tyske vine 'in'!

Og Berlin ville ikke være det Berlin vi kender i dag, hvis byen ikke havde revolutioneret den støvede vinscene. I byen ses nydelse af vin ikke som en konservativ eller elitær ting. Vin bliver simpelthen 'bare' nydt. Berlins vinscene er afslappet og fuld af innovation. Nye vinforretninger springer konstant op over hele byen og usædvanlige vinsmagningskoncepter bliver testet af. Hvor vinbarerne tidligere i høj grad serverede ost og måske nogle charcuterier, er vinstederne i dag anderledes festlige, hvor man kan nyde fantastiske vine og feste til de tidlige morgentimer. Flere af de nye vinsteder er ikke kun blevet de mest fashionable steder i byen, men også Michelin-restauranter.

Berlin har uden tvivl en ung og dynamisk vinscene, der har fået lov og plads til at udvikle sig i overensstemmelse med den berlinske livsstil. Byen har en unik urban kultur og det er relativt billigt at leje sig ind i lokaler, hvilket har været en vigtig bidragsyder til den konstante udvikling af restaurant- og vinscenen. Men det betyder også, at udviklingen aldrig går i stå og at status quo altid udfordres. I Berlin varer intet for evigt - specielt ikke på restaurantscenen. Dette gælder også den nedenstående liste over de mest hypede og fede vinsteder i Berlin, hvor tysk vin er særligt godt repræsenteret på vinkortet.


China-Restaurant Hot Spot

Not only Berlin´s hot spot for excellent Chinese food but also for one of the best Riesling wine lists in the city. Those who still think that Chinese knowledge of alcoholic drinks stops at plum wine should try quenching proprietor Jianhua Wu´s hellishly hot ox tongue and tripe Fuqi Feipian with a dry, mineral Riesling. Read more

Cordobar

A wine-loving music label boss, a successful director, a top sommelier and his Austrian business partner Willl Schlögl have joined together in Berlin what belongs together: A wine bar where you can eat phenomenal food and drink damm good wine. Read more

Weinbar Rutz

In Berlin you cannot avoid mentioning the “mother” of the up-market wine bars, now one of the best restaurants in Germany. Founded in the Chausseestrasse in 1999 by the late Lars Rutz, it was the first and for a long time only address in the east of the city for wine connoisseurs who wanted to enjoy their wines without all the fuss and jargon. Read more


Mauerwinzer

Where the barbed wire-protected inner Berlin wall used to be, today vines stand sentinel on the terrace. Where in the past the Stasi interrogated East German defectors, you can now clink glasses at the Mauerwinzer with wines from the east and west. Read more

Geile Weine

The new slogan when choosing a wine is: “Don´t ask me what wine you should take. Tell me instead when you want to drink it.” For every moment there is a perfect wine to match. Read more

Schmidt Z&Co (Steglitz)

Schmidt Z&Co also runs under the name Vinophil Genusswerkstatt (“Epicurian Workshop for Lovers of Fine Wine”) but that sounds a bit pretentious. But those who have had the chance to sit and eat in the light-filled, high-ceilinged shop with over 500 wines on the shelves will know what is meant. Read more


Weinerei

The Weinerei “family” is long-established in Berlin, widespread and became famous throughout Europe for their “pay what you think it is worth” system. You eat, you drink – not plonk but estate wines – and afterwards instead of a bill on the table you “pay what you want” sounds like the first step to financial ruin. Read more

Nobelhart und Schmutzig

When red-bearded pop star of the German wine scene Billy Wagner gave up his sommelier job at the wine bar Rutz, it was clear that his planned restaurant would be far from mainstream. But even that is a slight understatement. Read more

Lochner´s Weinwirtschaft

When red-bearded pop star of the German wine scene Billy Wagner gave up his sommelier job at the wine bar Rutz, it was clear that his planned restaurant would be far from mainstream. But even that is a slight understatement. Read more


Die Kurpfalz-Weinstuben

Climbing vines, gnarled wooden chairs and fantasy figures carved in tree roots: The Kurpfalz-Weinstuben has been part of Berlin since 1935 and is a bastion of stability. Even if in the course of the current retro wave it is now also on young people´s agenda, it was certainly never hip. Read more

Restaurant Mesa

At the Mesa you should not bypass the house wine as “house wine” here means: It is made exclusively for the house. For some years now a renowned winegrower from the Pfalz has cultivated fine Riesling on a few small parcels exclusively for the restaurant. Read more

Wein in der Markthalle Neun

There was in all seriousness a discussion in the blogs as to whether Markthalle Neun in Kreuzberg was the new Berghain. The hype around the world´s once best techno club Berghain has somewhat died down - wining and dining is, after all, the new way to spend an evening out. Read more