4850 Wine List
Occupying a double-fronted, airy and rather a minimalist unit in Amsterdam East, 4850 is a hybrid venue that operates as a coffee and wine bar – and morphs into a more full-blown restaurant in the evenings. What’s great is that you can decide to drink a glass of grower Champagne at 11 in the morning, or a single-origin pour-over coffee at 11 at night. Anything is possible.
The cuisine has a decidedly Nordic slant (reflecting its Swedish owner), with clean, fresh flavours and a lot of fairly adventurous ingredients and seasonings. The interior is dominated by the glass-fronted cellar, allowing you to browse an entire wall of wine – which often unveils surprises that aren’t on the list. Service standards here are impeccable and much higher than in most of Amsterdam.
About the 4850 Wine List
This might just be my favourite list anywhere in Amsterdam – there are a few hundred listings, and nothing is predictable – yet, all bases are admirably covered. There are attractively priced artisan Burgundies (Dujac is a favourite) and Champagnes, interesting orange wines, back vintages of stuff like Dario Prinčič or Tondonia, impossible-to-find jewels from the US and more.
Owner Daniel Schein is a very smart and creative buyer, and you’ll find stuff here that doesn’t show up anywhere else in Amsterdam (or the Netherlands). Overall, this is a wine geek’s paradise, whether you want to play it safe or go on a voyage of vinous discovery.
Yes, by arrangement. There will be a fee if the customer doesn’t buy anything from the list. If they bring interesting bottles and the somm gets a taste, everything’s negotiable!
Daniel ScheinOwner, Sommelier