Stavanger Tasting of American Wines
AmCham recently hosted journalists, members, and partner representatives for a tasting of American wines at Rosenskildehuset in Stavanger. There, member importers Engelstad, Haugen-Gruppen, Palmer Group, VCT, and West Coast Wines presented over 30 unique vintages currently on the Norwegian market, including newly launched products. In addition, AmCham proudly presented two wines not (yet) available in Norway.
Our Master Class on California wines was led by acclaimed Fish&Cow Head Sommelier Jonathan Robinson Lundgren and included:
- Diora La Belle Fête Rosé of Pinot Noir
- Lieu Dit Chenin Blanc
- Tyler Santa Barbara County Chardonnay
- Tyler Mae Estate Chardonnay
- Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Pinot Noir
- Francis Ford Coppola Directors Sonoma County Pinot Noir
- Bonterra Sauv. Blanc Org.
- Bonterra The McNab Cab
- Clos Du Val 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon
AmCham and our member wine importers enjoy opportunities to jointly inform on American wines. We look forward to future tastings with journalists, partners and members!
Detailed wine remarks from guests found here.
US Wines in Norway
In collaboration with member importers, AmCham works to increase knowledge and accessibility of American wines in Norway. US wines’ market share has increased considerably in the past years, due in large part to our members’ tireless efforts.
Vinmonopolet currently offers close to 25,000 products from 85 countries, including over 700 US reds and 300 whites. In 2022, US reds accounted for 9.4% of Vinmonopolet’s total red wine sales, while US white wines comprised close to 2% of such sales (Source: Vinmonopolet).