It can’t be that fun being Greek. Not at the moment that is. Greece’s economy is the villain of the piece and wherever you read there’s someone demanding the country to speed up its reform making. Do you want to support the Greeks? Then start reforming the way you look at Greek wines and buy [...]
Mathematician or not; you’ve probably still heard about it. Quadratura del cerchio, squaring the circle.
One of the classic challenges for the Euclidean geometry is the constructing of a square with the same area as a given circle by using only a finite number of steps with compass and straightedge. Proven in 1882 by [...]
A picture says a thousand words. Or, as in this case, awakens just as many. What message does the label transmit? Is it:
“Sometimes I just take an old cheetah fur, some grapes around my head, my Holy Grail, pop a mag and [...]
Nostalgia. A term used for describing a yearning for the past, often in idealized form
Besides being a hopeless wine romantic I am also a master of nostalgia. This especially goes for vintage port. The joy of drinking old and perfectly mature vintage port is hard to beat; the wine takes you on an [...]
For long it was believed to be a crossing between Riesling and Sylvaner. I remember already 15+ years ago, in my early fumbling in the world of wine, that I didn’t get it. That is; take two quality grapes (yes, I do consider Sylvaner being one), cross them and you have the goodies of [...]
Loyal followers probably remember my Cahors Malbec incomprehension post last year. You most likely also remember me slightly apologizing when I was poured the single vineyard Malbec’s of Catena; Adrianna and Nicasia. Aah, what great wines which called for a revision of my Malbec status.
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