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"Þorri" seasonal bears 2022

"Þorri" is the fourth winter month, from mid January to mid February, in the old Icelandic calendar and producers regulary make special beers celebrating this season. Þorri seasonal beer will be available in Vínbúðin stores from January 13th (Thursday).

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Alcohol and tobacco sales 2021

A total of 26,386 thousand liters of alcohol were sold in Vínbúðin in 2021. In comparison, 26,810 thousand liters were sold in 2020, with overall sales decreasing by 1.6% between years. Sales declined in most categories. Sales in two categories increased between years; sparkling wine / champagne which increased by 17% and mixed drinks which increased by 22% between years.

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Natural wine

Natural wine is a certain ideology of winemakers that originated in the 1960s in the province of Beaujolais, France. Winemakers Marcel Lapierre, Jean Foillard, Charly Thevenet and Guy Breton wanted to go back to the methods used before World War II. Natural, organic farming free of all synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and additives was the method in those days and "The Gang of Four", as these four winemakers were sometimes called, encouraged those old methods.

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The origins of the deilicious Spanish dish tapas is not quite known, but the most likely explanation is that when wine was served in Spain, a slice of bread or thin meat was placed over the glass to keep the flies away. This is not an unlikely explanation since the word 'tapas' is derived from the Spanish/Portuguese verb tapar, 'to cover'.

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You can buy alcohol in Vínbúðin Alcohol is not like any other product on the market. Therefore the operation is based on clearly defined responsibilities and on the fact that we do not strive to maximize the profits or encourage sales within the stores.