Determining a winner is of academic interest only. Both are elegant wines with precision, presence and a personal expression. Both are top class chardonnays. But they’re for sure different, the 2010 White Bones and the 2009 White Stones from Catena in Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina.
You can’t neglect the risk-taking at the Adrianna vineyard. [...]
Serbia isn’t any exception. Fine wine regions are simply close to water. In the case of Lozovik, a tiny village in Jagodina, the river system of Velika Morava is not far away. Here you will find Temet – a Serbian wine producer worth following more closely.
I must confess that Serbian quality wine [...]
It’s twenty years ago now and I still remember the 1990 Bordeaux tasting as if it was yesterday. It was the first time I had Cheval Blanc. I had just bought Mr.Parker’s guide to Bordeaux. Read it as if it was the bible. I knew exactly his comments on the wines we would have [...]
“An amazing bouquet and palate of nothing.”
Evil tounges might dismiss Silvaner for being too neutral and not offering much of a personality. Then again, isn’t that the same for Chardonnay? Both varieties allow a sense of place to speak through the wine, but when it comes to Silvaner it’s even more given the [...]
For me, it started with Hacienda Monasterio in the end of the 1990′s. I had heard about Pingus but it was way out of my budget. Still is by the way. Or put it like this; I’m not stupid to pay 500 EUR+ for the latest release of a wine. But then the Flor [...]
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 [...]
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