There’s a new Reserva Especial. 2009 has been officially declared a Reserva Especial year. Only the 17th edition of Reserva Especial since its was first released in 1960, Reserva Especial is an iconic Douro red wine. Only released by Casa Ferreirinha in years where, after ageing, bottling and regular tasting and consideration, it is finally not deemed … Continue reading Reserva Especial 2009: Could it have been a Barca Velha?
A new Alentejo icon. Only 2nd edition. Irresistible Alicante Bouschet fruit (with dash of Syrah) from cool(er) Vidigueira terroir. World class winemaking by Luís Cabral de Almeida (ex Finca Flichman, Argentina). Direct addition to any Best of Alentejo wine list.
When I visit (and film) a wine region I want to know about the place, taste the wines and the local food but most of all I want to meet the people and the stories behind their wines. Recently, invited by Jan Matthias Klein (winemaker at Staffelter Hof and Riesling enthusiast) I had the opportunity … Continue reading Mosel Valley Wine Tour 2013
The first ever Umbria is for #winelovers event happened last week in Umbria in the green heart of Italy. With an exciting programme planned for the week this was a great opportunity to discover the region's wines and their connection to the local food culture. To make it even more interesting the #winelover group organized a Food & Wine Pairing Competition … Continue reading The Delicious Umbria Food and Wine Competition
I'm in the beautiful region of Umbria in Italy preparing for the first Umbria for #winelovers event that will take place in the next few days in Terni. It's a great opportunity to discover the local food and wine culture of one of the most exciting Italian wine regions. Today I had the opportunity to … Continue reading Unforgettable Food and Wine at Castello delle Regine