Wine is fermented grape juice. Nothing new or sensational there. A majority of the world’s wine consumers settle with knowing this and that’s just fine. Sometimes though, I just wish they’d give wine a few moments and look at it in a wider perspective, adding culture, history, people, food, even civilization. Just once.
Wine’s importance [...]
To all my foreign friends; an insight in the Swedish monopoly of alcoholic beverages.
I’m at my parents place. I wish to contribute with something special in our glasses tonight since the whole family is gathered. My parents live in a city with 42,000 inhabitants. Not small, not big. Still of a size so that [...]
I make no attempt to conceal the fact that my writing tend to be emotional. That’s my trademark and of course it is related to what effect wine has on me. Or perhaps I should rather write the persons behind a wine. This became more clear to me than ever, when touring Tokaj earlier this year. [...]
Dirk Niepoort likes to challenge perceptions. For sure he’s making some angry, but it’s difficult to disregard his provoking as uninteresting. A lot of what he says, makes perfect sense when you think about it. For example Dirk believes we put too much emphasize in adjusting vineyards to meet the winemakers or owners vision. Not [...]
Some will argue tasting blind takes away the joy in wine. Others will claim the opposite. I’m one of them. Certainly there are the moments when you just want to enjoy a bottle and actually see the label, even if that affects your opinion. But then again, that’s probably a part of your intention, to [...]
What does it mean, to connote? Basically, you have a word and in addition to its primary meaning you add or suggest an associated or secondary meaning of a word or expression. A connotation can be both positive and negative.
Heat damaged wines are often called maderized. As a friend of Madeira wine, I really [...]
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