Tag Archives: Norway

• Distillery stop: Norway to launch world’s 1st Arctic whisky

Distillery stop: Norway to launch world’s 1st Arctic whisky

A group of enthusiastic amateurs plans to launch the world’s first Arctic whiskey distillery on the tiny island of Myken off the coast of far-northern Norway. Roar Larsen, who in his day job works as the chief scientist at Trondheim’s prestigious Sintef institute, has already purchased an old fish factory to house the distillery and […]

• Bears Break Into Cabin & Drink 100 Beers. Hic.

Bears Break Into Cabin & Drink 100 Beers. Hic.

A brown bear and her cubs break into a secluded family holiday home in Norway, eating and drinking everything in sight. A mother bear and her three cubs broke into the wooden lodge in the north of the country by ripping off a wall, according to Norway’s Finnmarken newspaper, and went on to eat and […]

• It's A Small Wine World After All

It's A Small Wine World After All

I have been intimately involved with updating The World Atlas of Wine, a picture-book classic of wine literature that has been a much loved and constantly consulted standard in my own library since Hugh Johnson prepared the first edition back in 1971. One of the double-page spreads I have referred to most comes at the […]