Have you seen this year’s Top 100 list from Wine Spectator? Whether you like lists or not, think they’re stupid and rather prefer just drinking wine, this is one that can’t be totally neglected. Wine Spectator is a major player amongst wine critics, like it or not, and I actually believe the [...]
Quick recap and moral of the Pewsey Vale The Contours vertical story: Great wines, great ageability and great QPR. Buy, cellar and enjoy!
Moving on to the Yalumba reds it’s time to check out six quite different wines spanning from a young and seductive 2008 The Cigar to a fully mature [...]
Coincidence? Destiny? Or just pure luck? I was excited after having tasted the 2004 The Contours Riesling from Pewsey Vale in Eden Valley and simply had to buy a case. A few days later, I received an invitation from the Swedish importer; Would you like to join us for a tasting of The [...]
My fascination with New Zealand Pinot Noir continues and doesn’t seem to end. Central Otago, Martinborough, Marlborough or Waipara. Although noticing an extra weak spot for Waipara, I’m still very much into all. However, what I don’t have much experience of is mature kiwi Pinot. Therefore, when bumping into the 1998 and 1999
Mike and Claudia Weersing; thank you! You have provided me with yet a great NZ Pinot Noir discovery.
No, I’m not exaggerating. The list of mind-blowing Pinot’s from New Zealand I’ve had this year, keeps expanding and the variation in style impresses. Kiwi’s know how to treat the tricky grape and although the [...]
Basic stuff really. If you want to be thought of as professional facts must be checked, text proof-read and make sure the sales talk is coherent and don’t signal any loose ends. Naturally the clientele plays an important role; if you don’t have the range of customers that seeks information and are truly passionate [...]
May the Portuguese cork industry hunt me down in a dark alley for writing this, but I’m just so fed up with cork defect wines as one can be. I know, it’s not only the cork to blaim – there can be a contamination in the wine cellar as well – but how come [...]
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