It’s closing in at twenty years and I still remember the 1990 Bordeaux tasting as if it was yesterday. It was the first time I had Cheval Blanc. When I think about it, I’d never tasted the La Conseillante or the Cos d’Estournel either. It was my entrance to premium Bordeaux in a great vintage.
I’m a nice guy, most of the time. The stuff I write on my two sites, Wine Virtuosity and Mad about Madeira, are mainly in order to enthuse and to make the reader curious.
For several reasons I’m not much in to picking on producers, finding faults in their products. I do taste crap and [...]
I love Vinho Verde. A lot. The huge region has taken some big steps the last decade towards more quality thinking and it’s been a thrill to be part of that, as a consumer. Names such as Quinta do Ameal, Quinta do Feital, Quinta de Soalheiro, Aphros, Anselmo Mendes represents the top producers but there are many more [...]
He likes to provoke and in some cases I suppose his intent fails. Not all understands the purpose. You see, Dirk Niepoort can probably annoy more people than one if his incentive isn’t understood, which is to make you think and question a behavior. At a recent Master Class Dirk brought up a subject that [...]
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