A picture is worth a thousand words right. Here’s five of my personal and favorite wine related photographies taken in 2012.
Exploring the attics of Artur Barros e Sousa Lda in Funchal, Madeira. Three and five years old and already familiar with the Olím brothers Canteiro, after several visits. The light, when visiting in [...]
Wine is fermented grape juice. Nothing new or sensational there. A majority of the world’s wine consumers settle with knowing this and that’s just fine. Sometimes though, I just wish they’d give wine a few moments and look at it in a wider perspective, adding culture, history, people, food, even civilization. Just once.
Wine’s importance [...]
2011. The end of the world for some, or at least one guy who predicted a day in May to be the final call for all of us. When failing to calculate the judgement day it was revised to the 21st of October. Again, nothing happened. Sorry to break the news Harold, but the world [...]
Marathefriko. Marathefriko. M a r a t h e f r i k o. My Greek wine voyage leads me to Cyprus as well and new grape discoveries. While tasting the 2004 Barba Yiannis from Vouni Panayias, I am once again reminded I will remain a wine virtuoso apprentice for the rest of my life. [...]
Blind tastings. What’s it good for? Is it just for the ego and a way to boost the self-confidence when nailing a wine? Or perhaps a need to separate the good tasters from the great? A sort of worshipping for wine geeks. Some would argue blind tastings makes no-one happy. Why compare wine? Is there [...]
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 [...]
For a few minutes the almost religious urge for sunshine on midsummer is threatened, but the raining disappears quickly. For the rest of the day the sun is on our side. Sweden and Midsummer. Pagan rituals adapted for the modern citizen. Culinary delicacies from the sea. BBQ in the evening. Wine theme? Greece.
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