I’m a sucker for Merlot. Always have been. In many of my greatest wine experiences in life, Merlot have played an essential part. 1961 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion; my most awesome wine experience ever. 1982 Chateau Petrus. Yes, it is ok for grown-ups to cry. 1990 Chateu La Conseillante; Ought to be picturized under [...]
Are you just as convinced as most experts, that global warming is mainly caused by the increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases which comes from burning fossil fuels – and felling the rainforests around the world? Then you also probably know that the warming has just started and that this will affect many wine regions. So, [...]
“Some years ago I was driving from Bairrada to the Dão valley, using the old road between the Caramulo mountain and the Buçaco castle. I was struck by the beauty of nature and the authenticity of a region lost in time. My eyes fell on a fantastic old vineyard surrounded by granitic stones next to [...]
A much needed and longed for book is about to hit the shelves; Neal Martin’s Pomerol. For a Merlot guy like myself with Pomerol and Saint Emilion high up on the pinnacle, it is the ultimate christmas gift. If I can wait so long that is….
There’s something about Pomerol. Not because of all the [...]
Rising from the grave, my once weekly mumbo-jumbo newsletter has returned. Mostly about wine, or wine related stuff, I still allow myself to here express my thoughts in a more relaxed (some would probably say unconsidered) way. Comments are more than welcome, wanted actually!
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