The essence of wet rocks. A purity to die for.
The 2011 Pintas Vintage Port from Wine & Soul not only seduces on the nose, it’s also drinking beautifully. Not a power house, it’s all about finesse and elegance. Just the way I want it. Sandra and Jorge at Wine & Soul continues to impress [...]
At some point you will realize it. Precisely when, is most likely due to how fortunate you’ve been at previous occasions.
Reading about older great vintages elicits the desire of tasting them. To learn and to understand what everyone is talking about. But with age great years doesn’t come cheap and one has to [...]
- There’s this brilliant quote from the world famous Hungarian-American photographer Robert Capa, Judit says. ”If your photographs aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.”
- I think exactly the same about wine: “If your wines aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.”
- Not close enough to nature, she adds.
In times when so much is happening in California, new movements presenting wines in a less alcohol driven style and with cooler fruit, there’s still the powerful and many times bombastic wines with limited production. Wines that represent the essence of luxury. Impeccably made in state-of-the-art wineries and built with generous use of new [...]
The view is breathtaking. Majestic. From the top of the Király hegy – the king’s mountain – the panorama view reaches many miles, although I have to admit my eyes focuses on the vineyard parts. A historically important vineyard in the Tokaj region and already classified as a first class site in the 1700′s, [...]
It’s easy to define Würzburg and the surrounding villages as Franconia. That is, Franken in German. After all, here you will find the classic and well-known sites such as Würzburger Stein, Abtsleite and Innere Leiste. Roughly 30-40 minutes away from the regional capital you will reach sites as Escherndorfer Lump or the Kalb in [...]
1997. My very first wine trip. Destination? Franken. 16 years later; Franken revisited.
Four days can’t do justice to any wine region. You’re not even scratching the surface. But a lot of wines were tasted, producers met and the general feeling is that Franken has accelerated in quality since my last visit. Before going [...]
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