It’s a never-ending learning process. Wine that is. Twenty years of intense reading about wine, tasting and naturally visiting has only resulted in one insight I can be fully certain of; the fact I’ve only scratched the surface. Basically I’m still like Manuel – you know, the guy from Barcelona – and still know nothing. [...]
Theoretically I have no problems understanding the choice of Rhone varietals only. Syrah, Mourvedre and Grenache. And Rousanne of course. The varietals are well-known for their ability to master heat. But anyone who’s visited Crete during summertime have experienced the heat which is even more extreme than in the Rhone Valley. Vatolakos, a bit southwest [...]
Tired of reading about Chateauneuf-du-Pape and the 2007 vintage? Sure it’s a great vintage but be honest to yourself; if the kind of wine produced in 2007 is what you’re searching for in a pope wine, then why haven’t you bought any aussie Grenache before?
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