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A Touch of Blue

Today a little look into Central Europe’s best blue-skinned grape – which grows under many guises including Kekfrankos, Blaufrankisch, Frankova, Lemberger and many more. Written for Wine of Hungary’s newsletter.


Another Brick In The Wall - Part 5

It was a real pleasure to meet Gerhard Pittnauer and taste his wines at the WineMason tasting earlier this year.  Weingut Pittnauer is based in Austria’s Burgenland, at the north east corner of Lake Neusiedl (the Neusiedlersee: area 9 in the map below); the body of water prevents winters being too harsh so it’s great for producing red wines. 440 more words

Tasting Events

I don’t like to predict which wines will become the next big things because, really, who knows where the vast numbers of impressionable consumers will swerve to next? 403 more words

Still Wine

Tasting Note: Aurora Blaufrankisch

One of the Austrian grapes that I’m fond of – I buy some of this every time I head up to the Traverse City area. 57 more words


Wine of Steele

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Tasting Note: Shady Lane Blue Franc

One of the bottles I picked up last year in the Traverse City area.  They had some terrible weather in 2013, so unfortunately they had to buy fruit from Washington.   137 more words

Tasting Note

Hanging With the Hipsters at Johan Vineyards

If I have learned anything since starting this blog over five years ago, it’s that there are no certainties in the wine world. I know that does not sound all that profound, but I really have stopped trying to have any expectations whatsoever where ever I go. 993 more words