jamie goode's wine blog: In Norway, ready to hit the mountain!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

In Norway, ready to hit the mountain!

We're in Norway, en famille, on an impulse skiing trip. Fiona has wanted to go skiing for ages; I've held firm (cost, the thought of spending a week with my kids in a confined environment and so on), but I finally relented and withdrew my veto.

So this morning we flew out to Oslo, and then took a bus to Trysil, three hours north and east a little bit. We're staying in the fabulously plush Radisson SAS hotel which opened in December, and the accommodation is perfect (just as the prices are eye-watering!). Snow is fantastic, and we're looking forward to hitting the pistes tomorrow.

Currently, Fiona and I are drinking Montana Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2008 chilled in the snow on the balcony outside our room (view is above). It tastes great, but anything would in this setting. The cheapest wine on the winelist at the hotel is Jacobs Creek Chardonnay for £34 (we bought the Montana at the 'duty free' shop in Stansted, which has a miserably small selection).

The boys have both gone to a Madcon gig - he's playing at the hotel tonight.


At 8:11 PM, Anonymous Karl said...


Don't hold back on the slopes, fear is the enemy! Wish I was there with you.

At 9:16 PM, Blogger Jan-Tore Egge said...

So how do you like the food?

At 4:02 PM, Blogger Jamie said...

Karl, so far so good!

Jan-Tore ...we didn't come for the food. Good job. How do you manage here? It's so expensive!

At 8:32 PM, Blogger penny said...

Jamie, you can't spend it when you're dead n gone! Just relax and enjoy - hope the family bonding goes well :-) Excellent snow covering down here in the French Pyrénées at the mo but Spring is threatening. Must get some more slope action and ski de rando sorties in before it all melts.


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