Anyone working in the construction or building material industry probably recognizes the name of Knauf. Gypsum is not my living but I knew I’d seen the name before, in another wine related context. But where? Knauf is the owners of the quite recently (1998) created Campo alla Sughera in Bolgheri, a wine estate build [...]
Monção – probably the best sub region of Minho. Not only thanks to its potential climate, modest rainfall and excellent granite soil; but just as well for the fact that the only approved grape to produce Vinho Verde, is the Alvarinho. Furthermore all the best winemakers can be located here, be it Soalheiro, Feital or [...]
Last Wednesday I went to an Amarone tasting – at least those wines were the main attraction – and then I got sick. The last week I’ve spent in a state of fuzziness with a double eye infection accompanied by a nasty tonsillitis. First now I am slowly starting to see the light again [...]
I bought quite a lot of the 2004 Dalsheimer Hubacker Riesling Spätlese in its early years, after being totally blown away of its quality price ratio. Even if I had the wine’s future set; cellaring for at least four or five years, it was so delicious back in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and yes, [...]
I guess it’s all about preferences in the end. Some prefer the character brought by the chalky soil in Sancerre or Puilly-Fumé, others the more generous, sometimes tropical, although mineral driven as well, Sauvignon blanc’s from New Zealand.
I like them both but also admits I’m not a regular consumer of wines [...]
The Prats Symington project of Chryseia might be the most French styled Portuguese red wine I’ve tasted. Knowing Bruno Prats is one of the wine makers, a legend in Bordeaux, it is easier to understand the French touch, which also explains the choice of a second wine – Post Scriptum de Chryseia.
There’s something about Bordeaux – a never ending love affaire. For me, it’s as simple as that. But Bordeaux is not nice to my wallet because I’m a consumer, not an investor. Prices rise to levels I never thought was possible and along the way the premier cru’s invites the chateau’s just below [...]
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