Let’s stop right here. Weekly reflections of a wine lover? Last post was in January. Who am I trying to convince? From now on it’s irregular reflections of a wine lover and I have no clue when #63 will be posted. Since my last reflections, my two blogs have moved from the blogspot world [...]
I’ve done this now for 16-17 years. Tasting wine. I have many to thank along the way for guidance and recommendations on what to buy – and what to avoid. The last three or four years however, I’ve started to walk my own way out of plain curiosity and because it is more rewarding; at [...]
Finding and telling about a, for many, unknown producer making outstanding wines is a joy. However, many of these are small in their production scale and sometimes difficult to find. Therefore, writing about a great wine most should be able to find quite easily is just as fun!
It’s easy to get the idea wine [...]
Thanks for taking such great care of the Nerello grapes Signor Ignazio Musmeci. Having tasted the 2007 Musmeci from Tenuta di Fessina I completely understand why Silvia, Roberto and Federico named the wine after you and your family.
The Musmeci puts me in an awkward position. It’s love at the first sniff, at the first [...]
Six months ago.
“Listen, Nero d’Avola, we need to talk…”
“What? Why? What did I do?”
“Look, it’s not you, it’s me. I need to figure some things out….”
There’s one Sicilian indigenous grape I’ve never really understood. Not in the sense it sucks no, it’s probably just not my palate. Sure, I could [...]
Here we go again. Rare grapes no-one ever heard of is not a quest of mine although I do admit my search for new discoveries leads me to varietals such as Perricone. In this case it was more understandable considering I’ve been tasting my way through Sicily since last summer. In other words; expect to [...]
Mathematician or not; you’ve probably still heard about it. Quadratura del cerchio, squaring the circle.
One of the classic challenges for the Euclidean geometry is the constructing of a square with the same area as a given circle by using only a finite number of steps with compass and straightedge. Proven in 1882 by [...]
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