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I am employed by Netnod as head of engineering, research and development and am among other things chair of the Security and Stability Advisory Committee at ICANN. You can find CV and photos of me at this page.

As I wear so many hats, I find it being necessary to somewhere express my personal view on things. This is the location where that happens. Postings on this blog, or at Facebook, Twitter etc, falls under this policy.

The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of Netnod or any other of the organisations I have connections to.

Wine from Dry Creek and Alexander Valley

Earlier this week I spent one afternoon, and one morning, with friends in Alexander Valley and Dry Creek. It resulted in testing these wines. I hope this is helpful for you.

Who the winner was? Definitely Mekker Four Kings Alexander Valley 2008.

Mazzocco

Chardonnay 2015 Stuhlmuller Alexander Valley Lots of oak, but not really butter

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Roasting coffee with i-Roast 2

Nicaragua Pacamara RFA

So the other week on recommendation I bought an i-Roast 2. I bought it in Sweden, the 240V model, from Alnö Kaffehus. They have a package with roaster and some coffee. After some experiments, I found the following actually work pretty well. All together, smell of roasted coffee in the office(!), […]

Portuguese wine – Douro

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Bye bye Vienna

After a few days at the Diplomatic Academy where Council of Europe had a meeting on freedom on the Internet, I am now at home again. Last supper in Vienna with two friends from four different countries. One of them at the moment located in Paris, that is not as nice […]

Dinner in Vienna

After spending time in Stockholm at Internetdagarna I left a chilly Stockholm and landed in a freezing cold Vienna. After being a bit lost and getting help from a cab, I ended up at a hotel where I then worked for a few hours.

Stockholm was good, but different. Breakfast at the […]

Amarone

Five Amarone 20101127

Tonight I tested five different Amarone. The presentation was at Munskänkarna in Simrishamn. The tasting was lead by Mikael Lyng and Jonas Jagusch. And the wines where:

Corte Aleardi Amarone della Valpolicella 2001 259 kr Smell was medium (for an Amarone), leather, cherries, some grass that was cut some days ago. […]

Robert Mondavi Private Selection Pinot Noir 2001

Robert Mondavi Private Selection Pinot Noir 2001

The Robert Mondavi winery has just like many others a few different categories of wines. The Private Selections being the one small step above the wine they mass produce. And just like from others I think the money is well spent. This wine is just a little […]

Graham’s Vintage Port 1970

Grahams Vintage Port 1970

Graham’s Vintage Port 1970 is in short, how red port should taste. Soft, smooth, while still dark, heavy. Incredibly smooth. Red taste of course, but definitely not the fresh berries that one might get from younger ports. A friend that really know port that also was at the opening of […]

Domaine La Barroche, Châteauneuf-du-pape, 2007

Domain La Barroche 2007

Now, people in Sweden, listen. This is a bargain. It is one of the absolutely best Châteauneuf-du-pape I have had. From 2007 that is I think the best year since 2000 and 1998 (and maybe better than those), and on top of that from Domaine La Barroche that is a […]

Bhutan Highland Grain Whisky

Bhutan Highland Grain Whisky

Well, what to say. Interesting to have tried, slightly better than the €2/bottle of Rhum I found in Manila, but part from that… This is an experience. Can not be described. If I try to say something positive, I am surprised it is not as perfumed as some crap liquids […]