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2012 Kiona Vineyards Red Mountain Lemberger

Black and blue fruits with hints of cocoa and sweet tobacco on the zesty, spicy nose.  Soft and blue on the palate with a fine mineral structure. 67 more words

Washington State

Red Hints of Autumn

Europe is like an oven at the moment, which will pain Brits to hear, given that our fair isle is shrouded in grey. But despite having almost five weeks of constant sunshine during this summer’s Grand Tour, we arrived in Austria to be greeted by a cold, rainy day. 143 more words

Hahndorf Hill Blueblood Blaufrankisch 2013

Larry Jacobs is one of those characters that makes the wine industry fun. He’s fast building a European varietal stronghold in the hills above Hahndorf, the pretty Germanic town not far out of Adelaide. 123 more words

Tasting Notes

Rosé Wines from Central Europe

This June I drove from home (near Nice) to Hungary to take part in the VinAgora Wine Competition.

With only a few days free before the start of the competition, I drove across northern Italy, to Slovenia, staying for a couple of days outside Ljubljana, before driving east, taking a very short short-cut across northern Croatia into Hungary and up to Budapest. 2,170 more words


A Red for Summer's Lease

Here he goes again, you may say, banging on about Blaufränkisch. Trust me, were it not for the ‘frightening’ Umlaut, examples of this grape would be everywhere. 140 more words

Bergmandel, Lemberger GG, 2012, Aldinger

Bergmandel, Lemberger GG, 2012, Aldinger, Red-wine from Germany

7 points

I have been criticized by someone who is from Stuttgart that it isn’t as bad as I described in the opener of my review of Aldinger’s Spätburgunder Rosé some while ago ( 693 more words


Moric in Shoreditch

This week at the 2015 GQ Food and Drink Awards, Michael and Charlotte Sager-Wilde, the brains behind Sager + Wilde in Shoreditch, won Sommelier of the Year. 191 more words