“I know this flavor. But what is it?”
How do you explain horseradish? Easy, ask the waiter to fetch one from the kitchen. The loin of cod we’re having, served with a creamy sauce and fresh horseradish, pairs excellently with the 2010 Guru from Sandra Tavares da Silva and her husband Jorge Serôdio Borges. Together they [...]
I must have been in my early twenties, when I tasted my first mature port. Still remember the wine, the 1965 Fonseca Guimaerens Vintage Port. It took me by surprise, how well it had aged. Graceful, elegant and still very alive. A passion had awakened; I started to buy Vintage Port. With age, because they [...]
A picture is worth a thousand words right. Here’s five of my personal and favorite wine related photographies taken in 2012.
Exploring the attics of Artur Barros e Sousa Lda in Funchal, Madeira. Three and five years old and already familiar with the Olím brothers Canteiro, after several visits. The light, when visiting in [...]
The approach appeals to me. It’s honest and doesn’t undermine man’s significance when it comes to wine production. After twenty years of wine passion I’m true to my taste. I know what I like. I’ve also learnt [...]
What kind of customer are you? Faithful to a retailer and hence having built up a healthy relationship where a mutual trust exists? Or are you constantly looking for good buys which results in buying from several different stores?
It’s 2013 and I dare saying that most of us today knows that it’s difficult [...]
Who said you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? I guess being French and representing one of the classic regions of the country would make us think less screwcap friendly and more likely to use the cork as closure. Well, think again and check out two producers, both deserving some cheering for putting the [...]
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