Björnstierne AntonsonHEAD SOMMELIER & CHAMPAGNE BAR MANAGER / THE CHAMPAGNE BAR BY RICHARD JUHLIN
Fancy some bubbles? We are based in a unique concept where the ambition is to create a place that is available to anyone who wants to develop their minds for Champagne, mingle with friends or get to know new acquaintances all in an environment that will feel relaxed, personal and intimate but at the same time open, warm and inviting to spontaneous conversations and meetings between people. The network around RICHARD JUHLIN CHAMPAGNE CLUB consists of champagne producers, importers in the Swedish market, customers, guests & members, masters and the media. Stockholm has got an international gathering point for the champagne lover!
59°19′52.76″N | 18°4′8.6″E
After more than three years in our former residence, THE CHAMPAGNE BAR by RICHARD JUHLIN move to new address in central Stockholm:
Hotel Kungsträdgården & Brasserie Makalös at Kocksgränd 1.
Want some champagne? Take a look towards Kungsträdgården & Karl den XII statue. Take the few steps up to St:Jacobs-kyrkan (St. Jacob’s Church). Flan a bit into West Trädgårdsgatan et voila! Or maybe you are going from the Nordiska Kompaniet on Hamngatan and pass by the old Tändstickspalatset (Matches Palace) and discover the stylish facade of HOTEL KUNGSTRÄDGÅRDEN. There you will find ‘THE CHAMPAGNE BAR by RICHARD JUHLIN’ located at the top of the third floor mezzanine at BRASSERIE MAKALÖS – Stockholm’s new residence for champagne pimpad with lots of lovely bubbles!
‘We are extremely proud and happy that Richard Juhlin, one of the world’s leading Champagne experts, feels that he has found home and that what we created with Hotel Kungsträdgården fits into his wonderful Champagne world. We offer our guests today, through Brasserie Makalös, an opportunity to experience the soul of the French cuisine. The new bubbling collaboration allows us to offer our guests an even more enjoyable experience and it feels like the last-awaited puzzle piece is in place. ‘
says Jörgen Björnstad, CEO & owner
Under the enormous crystal chandelier, with more than 11,000 hand-held prisms and over 400 kilograms weight, the hotel’s new champagne bar ‘THE CHAMPAGNE BAR by RICHARD JUHLIN’ is the perfect place for those who want to work from the hotel for a while or just enjoy a glass bubble. From the courtyard’s glass roof, the daylight flows and reflects the crown, creating amazing reflections from the sun’s up to the fall.
‘The champagne bar is based on a relaxed, not to say self-distanced view of the wine connoisseur and the gastronomic profile. Here we are costing us to lower the garden, without losing respect for the guest. For many years we have searched for light and look for the perfect place for our champagne bar. Immediately I got into the very high frankofila and, of course, the relaxed room, I felt we had found home. ‘
says Richard Juhlin
THE CHAMPAGNE BAR by RICHARD JUHLIN
We are based on a unique concept where the ambition is to create a place that is available to anyone who wants to develop their minds for Champagne, mingle with friends or get to know new acquaintances all in an environment that will feel relaxed, personal and intimate but at the same time open, warm and inviting to spontaneous conversations and meetings between people. There the champagne plays the central role. It’s divan! That’s why you come to the champagne bar! Stockholm has got an international gathering point for the champagne lover!
‘I am very proud that The Champagne Bar by Richard Juhlin is now continuing to serve Stockholm and its guests a wine bar concept of the highest international class.’
says Richard Juhlin.
CHAMPAGNE BAR MANAGER & #TheChampagneSommelier
The Champagne Bar by Richard Juhlin
Richard Juhlin Champagne Club
The Champagne Bar by Richard Juhlin
THE CHAMPAGNE SOMMELIER
He is one of Sweden’s most famous and premier sommelier with a victory as Swedish Champion 2003 and 13 silver at national and international championships. He was part of the second litter of students who graduated from sommelier and higher meal knowledge in Grythyttan (Bachelor of Arts Degree in Restaurant & CUlinary Arts) in the mid 1990’s. Richards wing man since May 2004.
It is amazing that we are also represented by one of the most skilled sommeliers in the Nordic region (six silver at the Nordic championships for sommeliers). I think that Björnstierne together with Andreas Larsson (World champion ’07 and European champion ’04) are the best sommeliers in Sweden and that I have chosen to work with him in my new champagne bar. Björnstierne has gained this confidence because our tastes are so close to each other. We have had the opportunity to duel and challenge each other’s tastes on many occasions over the years. ‘
says Richard Juhlin.
LE CHAMPAGNE du MOMENT &
CHAMPAGNE by THE GLASS
Our name on house campaign. The concept is based on changing house campaign every fourteen days. In addition to this, the day-to-day champagne list, updated weekly, will contain 12-15 champagnes served per glass. Totally unique in Stockholm’s krog scene.
THE CHAMPAGNE LIST
Richard Juhlin & Björnstierne Antonsson builds an interesting & unique baseline list used throughout the HOTEL KUNGSTRÄDGÅRDEN & BRASSERIE MAKALÖS. Guests are offered champagne, which is personified by some of the strongest stars of the vineyards and the most interesting newcomers. We are looking for candles and candles to offer guests the champagne bar gems & avant-garde & not yet discovered prodecenter. These are represented by both small growers as well as major producers that allow small scale within their ports. This must be done by sticking to the united effort to find the best wines from the best villages and from the honest growers.
Are you a Chardonnay person or a Pinot Noir person? Perhaps you prefer Pinot Meunier-dominated champagne with its exotic aroma. The taste is different and the choice is yours. Different champagnes give the opportunity to pleasant comparative tests of the grape and the earth’s influence on the finished wine. How much flavor actually comes from the grape and how much influence does the microclimate have? How much will the wine maker’s skill in the mix to record? ‘
says Björnstierne Antonson, Champagne Bar Manager & #TheChampagneSommelier
RICHARD JUHLIN CHAMPAGNE CLUB
RICHARD JUHLIN CHAMPAGNE CLUB is the world’s largest independent assessor of the champagne industry with over 10,000 unique tasting notes of champagne (by far the most comprehensive in the world). CHAMPAGNE CLUB handles everything that has to do with champagne, except for its imports:
Champagne bar, champagne tastings, trips to champagne,
champagne dinners, sabrering the champagne, champagne towers,
blogging, writing articles on & gastronomy champagne.
The network around RICHARD JUHLIN CHAMPAGNE CLUB consists of champagne producers, importers in the Swedish market, international wine merchants, customers, guests, members, champagne collectors & masters as well as the media.