Did you read about my meeting with Miguel Montero? Then you might remember me praising the fabulous Amontillado del Príncipe. Well, I can’t let go, del Príncipe is such a great glass, so here we go again!
I’m not gonna lecture you about Sherry. For that there’s better sources.I have but only one objective; [...]
Ero. The name of Tenuta di Fessina’s Nero d’Avola. Imperfect first singular form of the Italian verb essere, meaning I was. Or is it the old High German noun ero which meant earth?
Nevertheless, Tenuta di Fessina’s 2009 Ero Nero d’Avola is just gorgeous. My skepticism when it comes to Nero d’Avola – low [...]
Dear reader; why aren’t you buying any Malvasia delle Lipari? The aromatic, floral and rock oozing wine of Carlo Hauner is such a unique experience and a mandatory buy for everyone who needs to understand the greatness of a Malvasia. Keep on neglecting it and it will soon be extinct!
Sweet wines. What’s [...]
What a beauty! It doesn’t take more than a second or two for me to totally fall for the 1999 Bradisismo from Inama. The wine, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Carmenere, reminds me of a cooler right bank vintage at first, but then, when folding out, I’m having a Loire Cabernet Franc [...]
-Mmmm…this is good. Cool crisp fruit. My kinda wine.
-So, what is it?
I’m at a friend’s place. Basically I’ve just entered the door and we’re on it directly, trying to test each other with blind glasses. And although we know the preferences in the room we still manage to trick.
-I’m in Italy. The [...]
Although it was almost fourteen years ago, I still remember Cephalonia. I was touring the Ionian Islands and had just arrived from Homer’s Ithaca, entering the harbor of Fiscardo, on the northern side of Cephalonia. Bougainvillea’s everywhere, lovely restaurants in the little harbor, friendly people as always in Greece – and characteristic village houses. I [...]
If it wasn’t for the Maconnais project, I would normally not pop a Comte Lafon wine just like that. However, thanks to Dominique Lafon and his beliefs in the Mâcon wines potential, I’m now getting Lafon wines with that vibrant smoky mineral I simply can’t get enough of! For just a fraction of [...]
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