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Perpetual Dawn: Solminer Rising

Prior to my life in the wine business, I worked for a small record label based in Los Angeles called Plug Research.  Operating an independent record label, and putting together a roster of artists that reflect a forward-thinking curator, is in many ways like creating a winery: the vineyards you work with are your artists, and your role in the cellar functions much like that of a producer, guiding your artists to their highest expression without losing the essence of what makes them special.  1,154 more words

Choices, choices, choices...

This is not the first time I’ve featured Markus Altenburger‘s wine on Grape Wein. He’s something of an old favourite now, stocked by Newcomer Wines in London and now available in numerous restaurants and bars across the city (and beyond). 228 more words

Character Straight from the Soil

Thanks to UK importers Clark Foyster, Weingut Prieler‘s wines are a frequent feature of restaurant wine lists and merchants’ offerings. I recently picked up a bottle of their  205 more words

An international dialogue about the Eisenberg

Yesterday I have been to a very special tasting about the Eisenberg DAC. This was an invitation from Del Fabro, a supplier in Vienna.

For those who have no clue what I am talking about, the Eisenberg (means “iron berg” in english) is the smallest DAC region in Austria which produces red wine. 1,877 more words


Snap up Wagentristl

Us Brits may not have heard of Weingut Wagentristl in the Burgenland, though they’ve been making wine for five generations. One of a handful of wineries in the… 292 more words