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Monday, 13 November 2023 14:00 14:45 (CET)

Italian Fine Wine in Sweden – Examples from a wine collectors’ club

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Vinkällaren Grappe is Sweden’s oldest and largest club for wine collectors, with more than 1,500 members. Founded in 1986 and situated in the heart of Stockholm, it cares for its members’ collections in its climate-controlled cellar vaults.
The clientele is mainly private collectors, but also corporate members. Besides storing their bottles under suitable conditions, it offers a database overview of the collection that is linked to Liv-Ex data for market value.
By looking at the evolution of the thousands of bottles that make up the collective inventory of the Club, Niklas Bergqvist will paint a picture of how the Swedish interest in Italian Fine Wine has changed over the years.
Focusing on 2008, 2018 and 2023 he will first investigate how Italian wine has performed in relation to wines from other countries in terms of both volume and value. Afterwards, the evolution of the relative importance between the different regions and origins within Italy in the same years will be explored.
Finally, there will be a brief overview of which options for sourcing wines are open to wine collectors in the Swedish monopoly-based wine market.


Event languages: Italiano, English

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Speaker - Niklas Bergqvist IWE
Niklas Bergqvist IWE
Niklas Bergqvist started out in the kitchens of various restaurants in Stockholm, Sweden. A deep interest in wine drove him to take a sommelier course to understand the concepts of matching wine and food. After a serious skiing accident that left him unable to walk due to a badly broken leg, he used his rehabilitation time focusing on the WSET Diploma; he finished the programme as the best Continental European student in 2012. Since then he has been working with wine full time as head sommelier in a private wine club for wine collectors. Bergqvist is also a WSET educator and Italian Wine Expert through the Vinitaly International Academy.
Speaker - Mod. Alessandra Angelini
Mod. Alessandra Angelini

Alessandra Angelini was born in Rome on November 17, 1983. After graduating from high school at the “G. Mameli” Liceo Classico, she left for a one-year cultural exchange in the USA, in Charlotte, NC. Her subsequent university path includes a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering at La Sapienza University of Rome, a Master’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering at Virginia Tech University, and a SEP program Master in Entrepeneurship at Stanford University. She also participated in the European projects “Mille e Una Vela per l’Università” and “Sapienza Corse”. From 2014 to 2017, she was part of the design team for the Rolls Royce company’s Trent 1000 TEN aircraft engine for the Boeing 787-10 in Prince George County, Virginia. In 2017 she returned to Italy. She now works for her family’s wineries (Altesino, Borgo Scopeto, Caparzo, and Doga delle Clavule) with roles ranging from the commercial department (export) to the production stages. In 2014 she became a certified Sommelier with both the AIS and FIS associations.


Sala ITA - Italian Trade Agency - Palaexpo Floor -1
Sala ITA - Italian Trade Agency - Palaexpo Floor -1