Besides focusing on wines from Austria, Greece, Hungary, Portugal and Sicily this year, Wine Virtuosity also celebrates all the vinous stuff which choses an alternative to cork when it comes to closure. For more wines under screw cap or similar, check out the section Great wines under screw cap. Welcome!
Holy Schmoly! Not only is it [...]
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 [...]
I’m not much into the advanced cooking and the molecular gastronomy which reigns in so many restaurant kitchens today. I don’t want a show; I want great and honest food which I am convinced in the end will be number one for most of us. My most precious food memories aren’t related to 8 course-meals [...]
I remember sewing was a part of the school chart when I was a kid. Must have been when I was 9 until 12 years of age. I sucked at sewing and my low-water mark must have been the green and white scarf I knitted. A scarf that not even the most loving parent would [...]
Have you seen this year’s Top 100 list from Wine Spectator? Whether you like lists or not, think they’re stupid and rather prefer just drinking wine, this is one that can’t be totally neglected. Wine Spectator is a major player amongst wine critics, like it or not, and I actually believe the [...]
Coincidence? Destiny? Or just pure luck? I was excited after having tasted the 2004 The Contours Riesling from Pewsey Vale in Eden Valley and simply had to buy a case. A few days later, I received an invitation from the Swedish importer; Would you like to join us for a tasting of The [...]
My wife doesn’t really get it – why I like Pinot. Don’t get me wrong – she too sometimes appreciates it – but the acidity driven red wines are simply not her thing. White and Riesling on the other hand….
At our house I’m the wine freak. She likes a good glass but our [...]
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