In 2012, Wine Virtuosity focuses on wines from Austria, Greece, Hungary, Portugal and Sicily. If you like my posts then perhaps you’d like to check out the site’s page at Facebook as well? Links in the Follow Me tag to the right. Welcome!
It’s been a while since the last Sicilian post. Not that [...]
Some are blessed with the ability to write, some with an eye for photography. I’m not sure I belong to any of the groups but I do know I love an inspiring post and a good photo. For me, those sites are what I [...]
Wine is bottled poetry said Robert Louis Stevenson. Perhaps a bit too kind of him. Lots of crap out there. However; Etna is bottled poetry. At least if you ask me. The wines are ethereal, floral and sometimes both hard to explain to a newcomer as to an experienced taster. You will hear comparisons with [...]
I don’t like cult wines. That is, the use of the term. Few wines in the world deserves the epithet, yet it is being used way too generously on wines not coming up to more than one of the prerequisites of cult wines. If even that. The main reason, if there is one, is not [...]
No, dark color is not a prerequisite for quality when it comes to red wines. If so, someone needs to explain not only why Burgundy doesn’t suck – or Nerello Mascalese from Etna for that matter. Still, it feels like the wine industry has moved in the direction of more color in the red wines. [...]
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 [...]
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