You know that accolade that is awarded annually to the Danes about being the happiest people in the world? Sure, there’s candles and hot chocolate, pillows and throws, – which all contribute to the term hygge, meaning comfort, warmth and togetherness. They have free healthcare and schooling and political stability which obviously helps, but it’s also places like Ancestrale – a glorious wine bar and eatery in the heart of Copenhagen’s lively Vesterbro area which enhances their joyous way of life.
Ancestrale is all about authenticity. From their manifesto of serving unique wines, harmonious food and craft cocktails with a constant quest of using sustainable, and wherever possible, local ingredients – to the pride and joy of the owners and staff who strive for a minimal waste policy. There is no wine menu, guests are asked what they are in the mood for, whereupon which a conversation commences before an informative and bespoke choice is made.