“Urknall,” Alfred says. “You know, the start of universe, the big bang theory.”
“This is the German word for it, Urknall.”
The surroundings are just dreamlike. We’re sitting in a saint-like memorial place just outside Horitschon, an oasis in the middle of a vineyard. In one corner there’s a statue. Maybe [...]
My generous friend stands there with a smile, knowing I’m confused. We’ve done this before at countless occasions; exposed each other for blind-bottles.
-I’m thinking 1995 or 1998. It’s maturing but has that gorgeous sweet fruit scent you find in great years.
First of all; would you consider spending 50 Euro’s on a Blaufränkisch? I know, blau what you think. Secondly; are you prepared to give it perhaps up to a decade in the cellar before starting to pop?
Blaufränkisch has all the potential to become a favorite amongst wine consumers. It has a racy structure with [...]
Food, beautiful women, and wine. Not necessarily in that order though. What more can one ask for at a wine tasting?
A month ago I realized, while having the trilogy of Catena’s Adrianna, Argentino and Nicasia in front of me, that whenever the desire for a great Malbec emerged, I should [...]
Basic stuff really. If you want to be thought of as professional facts must be checked, text proof-read and make sure the sales talk is coherent and don’t signal any loose ends. Naturally the clientele plays an important role; if you don’t have the range of customers that seeks information and are truly passionate [...]
My guest blogger Markus Stolz yesterday presented Christos Kokkalis and his winery in the western Peloponnesos. Today it’s my turn to present one of my coolest finds this year – the 2008 Trilogia from Christos!
Writing about a wine that many never will get the chance to taste – not because it’s hysterically [...]
Imagine the following. You’re standing there in the wineshop. The shelves are filled with French, German, Italian and Spanish wines. American wines, Aussie’s, Kiwi’s and South African’s. You name it. But Greek wines? Probably none. If there were any, how many of you would pick up an Agiorgitiko or a Xinomavro prior to the [...]
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