When it comes to Syrah I know what I want. That is; how I wish for it to smell and taste. As the grumpy old (?) man I’m starting to sound like, you’ve probably guessed it already.
Côte-Rôtie, Cornas, Hermitage and Saint-Joesph are my preferred choices, although Australia have contributed to some of [...]
On the plate; a generous lobster salad. My way of saying thank you to my in-laws for a great gift. The salad is a bit creamy in order to pair well with the wine of my choice; the 2011 Felton Road Block 2 Chardonnay. Although pretty confident this will suit my guests preferences, I’m [...]
What happened with Alsace? Or rather; what happened with me and Alsace?
Going back 15 years or so in time, I recall some quite fond memories of Alsace greatness in my innocent vinous youth. The Rolly-Gassmann Sylvaner with crab at one of (then) Sweden’s best restaurants on my 25th birthday, was such a pairing [...]
The art of seduction belongs to the 2009 Château d’Ampuis from Guigal. As I taste it all the vinous logic I’ve accumulated for two decades – which should have me writing down something like ‘cellar for at least five or six years’ – instantly vanishes. This is lust. Pure seduction. The d’Ampuis from Côte-Rôtie is [...]
Who would pay almost 30 euros for half a litre of a Greek sweet wine you’ve never heard of?
Of course I listen to people I do trust when it comes to wine. But most of all I trust my curiosity and will to make my own decisions. The only way I [...]
Yes, there are some Roman remains in the city of Vienne that probably are worth some extra attention. But then again; Vienne is next to the Rhône river and just a few kilometers south you will find Côte-Rôtie and Condrieu. Sorry Romans, but the priorities is set on my pilgrimage visit to the world’s [...]
I guess all wine regions needs them to some extent, whether you like it or not. The semi wine tourists that is. They’re not geeks, or bargain hunters but more of leisure travelers and people seeking out quality stays. Quite often this group of people are of the wealthy kind and hence bring money [...]
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