Sommelier champion Emma Ziemann's Gothenburg guide
Emma Ziemann is the current Swedish sommelier champion of 2018. Emma works at the Michelin-star fine dining restaurant Thörnströms Kök in Gothenburg and has previously worked at Upper House Dining. Come along with Emma to her favourite wine spots in Gothenburg!
Address: Viktoriagatan 8, 411 25 Göteborg
Barsac: in my opinion, this is the best wine bar in Gothenburg, a relaxed home from home with friendly sommeliers behind the bar. The Reuben sandwich is wonderful when you have drunk your way through the wine list and are getting peckish. This is where I usually end up if I am out. They also hold tastings and blind tasting competitions if you want to have some fun.
Phone: 031-309 99 69
Address: Kyrkogatan 13, Gothenburg
The Champagne bar Forssén & Öberg: perfect for a drink after work, a glass of something warming or the last round of the evening. It’s a wonderful Champagne bar with a cosy inner courtyard. What’s not to like?
Phone: +46 31 18 18 58
Address: Södra Vägen 45, 412 54 Göteborg
Project is one of the most interesting restaurants in Gothenburg at the moment. Great food and an intuitive feel for the matching wine. This is where I like to celebrate New Year.
Phone: 031-80 25 21
Address: Södra Hamngatan 2, Göteborg
The Atelier at Hotel Pigalle: I have a weakness for Art Nouveau. I come here with friends who aren’t necessarily wine nerds. The list has something for everyone. Straight ahead quality and some real gems. The setting is fun, and you can alternate with cocktails. A place to relax and enjoy yourself.
Address: Lilla Waterloogatan 15, 415 02 Göteborg
Wine Mechanics: worth a detour. There is no limit to the level of ambition of this project. I really admire this. It puts a big smile on the face of the hipster in me. While other guests are distracted by the wine production at the back of the premises, I focus on the wine list. It’s fantastic! They also serve a good lunch and are open on Sundays.
Phone: +46 31 16 20 66
Address: Teknologgatan 3, 411 32 Göteborg
I hope I can include Kockbaren at Thörnströms Kök as well. The entire Thörnströms list available without having to go for the fine dining. Sit and enjoy the buzz of activity, circulate and perhaps have something to eat from the menu or a less formal bar snack. You can find me here behind the bar during service or sitting on a bar stool at one of our Wednesday events.