Wine Virtuosity is all about my passion for wine. Yet I can’t help but going a bit off-topic and feel a bit alarmed, almost scared, when it comes to media’s witch-hunt for the poor Greeks at the moment. The persecution-like reporting lacks, in most cases, an understanding for what the little citizen are about to [...]
For a few minutes the almost religious urge for sunshine on midsummer is threatened, but the raining disappears quickly. For the rest of the day the sun is on our side. Sweden and Midsummer. Pagan rituals adapted for the modern citizen. Culinary delicacies from the sea. BBQ in the evening. Wine theme? Greece.
A train ride. A beautiful woman. A bottle of Angelus. Remember the scene?
If you know your Bond movies I assume you nailed it before Angelus. Casino Royale. Nope, no Mouton, no Cabernet. We’re in Saint Emilion and Angelus is today one of the region’s bright shining stars. It’s not at Cheval Blanc or Ausone [...]
I really can’t get it out of my mind. Is it simply all about different expectations?
I’m at the Weingut Netzl in Göttlesbrunn, tasting my way through a Zweigelt line-up. We’re in the center of Zweigelt land, in the region of Carnuntum, an old Roman army camp. Here Zweigelt reigns, a crossing between [...]
We’re all going on a summer holiday. No more working for a week or two. Fun and laughter on a summer holiday. No more worries for me and you. For a week or two. We’re going where the sun shines brightly. We’re going where the sea is blue. We’ve seen it in the movies. Now [...]
Once a Bordeaux nut, always a Bordeaux nut. Yes, I have stopped buying Cru classé and refuses to be in on the ridiculous en primeur race. After all, I drink the stuff because I love it. Not to brag or for investment purposes. I. drink. it.
Bordeaux is the world’s biggest quality region. No [...]
The 2006 is a real class act. Combining elegance and intensity. It’s a total contrast to the cooler and more restrained 2007, a wine for europhiles. And oh, mustn’t forget about the so elegant 2005 or the concentrated 2004. 4 vintages. 4 wines with a common denominator but with differing styles. There’s one more, the [...]
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