Ingmar Bergman once said “I hope I never get so old I get religious.” I’m not there yet. Heck, I’m only 38. But that doesn’t stop me from becoming emotional from time to time. To look back and remember.
It’s a fine Sunday in the beginning of August. Sweden at its best. [...]
Greece’s most famous wine region? Hardly a million dollar question considering there’s no correct answer, but likely it would end up in a battle between Santorini and Nemea, where the lava island probably would stand as the “winner” in the end. However, this post is all about the region of Nemea in Peloponnese, one [...]
I’m at my second Himmelreich. Vineyard visit that is. However, the Donnerskirchen site is not as well-known as the German counterpart in Mosel. At least not yet.
It’s a beautiful morning. Hot already. Leaving Rust and the liquid gold, the primary goal is now what I’ve mostly looked forward to; Blaufränkisch. The Himmelreich site [...]
Theoretically I have no problems understanding the choice of Rhone varietals only. Syrah, Mourvedre and Grenache. And Rousanne of course. The varietals are well-known for their ability to master heat. But anyone who’s visited Crete during summertime have experienced the heat which is even more extreme than in the Rhone Valley. Vatolakos, a bit southwest [...]
Marathefriko. Marathefriko. M a r a t h e f r i k o. My Greek wine voyage leads me to Cyprus as well and new grape discoveries. While tasting the 2004 Barba Yiannis from Vouni Panayias, I am once again reminded I will remain a wine virtuoso apprentice for the rest of my life. [...]
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