Nick Bottom – a character in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream , is a poor guy that gets his head transformed into that of a donkey by Puck – the fairy. The queen of fairies, Titania, is then tricked to fall in love with the donkey man.
Rifugio Sapienza – around 1400 meters above sea level is a good place to start. From here you can walk a further 500 meters up or go by cable car. By the time we reached the Rifugio Sapienza it was foggy and freezingly cold. Perhaps nothing startling with that but 30 minutes [...]
Be completely honest to yourself; isn’t there just those grapes, wine styles or even wine regions you really want to like and keep on trying, but doesn’t seem to fall for? Sure, there’s always exception’s to that but somehow you simply won’t fix it – or maybe understand it.
As a wine blogger [...]
Floral, or maybe better described, perfumed white’s are obviously wines of controversy placing consumers in a 0 or 1 position. Had you asked me 10 years ago I would join the non-believer’s but either it’s go to do with age – or just better wine – I’ll keep from commenting. The perfumed wines are [...]
Even if I in general is suspicious to all these wine competitions and awards stickered to the bottles – telling me this has won gold, silver or bronze – there’s some I can’t neglect. Curiosity is awakened when a relatively new producer on the market scores grand slam at the latest Vinho Verde Awards, [...]
Hardly my average Wednesday sip and frankly, it shouldn’t be either. The 2006 The Armagh from Jim Barry is one of those wines which you should forget about for at least a decade – to give it the justice it deserves. Today it’s a bombardment of aromas and on the [...]
“All the biodynamic wines are more floral.” The statement comes from Perez Palacios at the Palacios family’s Bierzo project in Spain.*
I couldn’t agree more and this summer has – on several red wine occasions – proven Mr. Palacio’s claim to be spot on. In a good to great Pinot Noir I [...]
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