Ulf Dalheim in charge of the new wine bar at the Britannia

Britannia Hotel has hired the well known former journalist and wine expert Ulf Dalheim to be in charge of the new wine bar at the hotel when it re-opens in April 2019.
12. June 2018

The wine bar at the Britannia Hotel will have one of Norways largest and most exciting wine lists with several thousand wines available in its cellar.

We`ve hired one of the most respected and knowledgeable wine experts in Norway

-Ulf has throughout the years built up a very strong position in Norway within wine through his journalism and his own members club, and we`re very lucky to have him on board to curate the content and select the wines for what will become one of Norways most spectacular and exciting wine cellars within the wine bar. His wide knowledge and network within the wine community is second to none, not just in Norway, but internationally as well. We look forward to work with Ulf and we`re convinced that he will contribute and add something very special to our project with the new wine bar, says Mikael Forselius, GM at the hotel.


-I`m honored to be a part of this special project and to get the opportunity to build this wine bar and cellar from scratch, sourcing unique wines from all over the world to its collection. I have already been promised some fantastic wines from my suppliers that are not available on the open market – they`re ready to open their cellars just for us to find those special, old and rare wines that you can`t find anywhere, to be able create something unique. Our ambition is to open a wine bar that will attract people to travel to Trondheim to experience it, a destination in itself, like the ambition for the Britannia Hotel, says Ulf Dalheim.

Ulf has a clear vision of how his wine bar will be:

The wine bar at the Britannia will be approachable and open for everyone, with an exciting range of options in selection and price available for both the experts and the beginners. We will invite producers regularly, arrange courses, tastings, and themed weeks. I want to create a lively and inviting environment, and an atmosphere filled with culture, music and literature to compliment the large selection of wine on offer.

Plans to collaborate with Bocuse d`Or silver winner Christopher Davidsen

Food will also play an important part of this wine bar, and I want to collaborate with Bocuse d`Or silver medalist, Christopher Davidsen, who is in charge of the prestige restaurant Speilsalen at the Britannia, to create a perfect pairing of pintxos/tapas and small courses to go along with the wine. We will of course have a fantastic selection of the best cured meats and jamón as well as cheese and olives and freshly baked bread from the bakery at the hotel.

Ulf Dalheims background:

Ulf Dalheim worked as a journalist for the regional newspaper Adresseavisen for over 40 years, and as their wine expert and weekly reporter on wine for the last 26 years. He also started his own members club and wine community, Vinpuls, in 2000, which today has over 3000 members and is the largest wine club in Norway.


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