Scan Magazine, Issue 89, June 2016

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Scan Magazine  |  Culinary Profile  |  Hos Walter

Quality products with a story to tell On a little road off the main shopping street of Ebeltoft in Jutland you will find an overwhelming selection of specialties, from locally grown strawberries and Errazuriz wine to Summerbird chocolate and rum created by the shop itself: Hos Walter.

liquorice and so much more will make your gourmet-loving mouth water as you walk around the cosy shop in Ebeltoft.

By Mette Hindkjær Madsen | Photos: Lars Clement BusinessFilm

In 2014, Hos Walter opened their own wine bar in an extension of the shop, so you can take a shopping break and relax with glass of Zenato or attend one of their many tasting events either inside or outside the shop, depending on the weather. “We host a lot of different tastings of wine, whiskey, goat’s cheese and more to give our customers a special experience, like our wine festival during the first weekend of November,” Busk ends.

Taking over the shop back in 2004 was not initially part of the plan for the couple Karina and Kristian Busk, who have owned and managed the 25-year-old shop for 11 years now. But shortly after moving to Ebeltoft with their first baby on the way, they were asked the right question at the right time. “We were at our new neighbour’s birthday party and they asked us ‘what do you young people dream of doing?’ and we told them that we’d been thinking about opening a shop and had looked at Hos Walter in particular,” says co-owner Kristian Busk. “Incidentally, the people at the party knew Walter, and a week later he called us as he’d been thinking of selling. At first it was just a fun thought, but then we be34  |  Issue 89  |  June 2016

gan crunching numbers and decided to take the chance and buy the shop.”

Taking time with every customer While respecting the original Hos Walter, the couple has made their own mark on the shop. “We focus on local produce, and within wine we spot tendencies from Copenhagen and abroad. We always look for a combination of what people know and something out of the ordinary, and we greatly value taking our time to serve each and every customer for a great experience in our shop,” explains Busk. A wide selection of wines from the majority of wine producing countries, speciality cheeses and beers, liquor and


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