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New beginnings

After talking the talk for some years, I’m finally going to make some wine this year. All of this thanks to my friend Fabio Bartolomei (of Vinos Ambiz fame), who is bearing with me, letting me use his bodega, and … Continue reading

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Ribeiro; The other other white meat

Not many people know it, but there’s great white wines from Spain as well. There’s the geeky stuff (like the very mature Lopez de Heredia ViƱa Tondonia that I love), but also more ‘regular’ white wines. The one I had … Continue reading

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Spain; Syrah, naturally

Moving is a tough job. Moving internationally is worse, I can tell you. First there’s all the packing (everything has to be disassembled. Everything.), but worst of all for a winelover is that you can’t really take your ‘cellar’. Or … Continue reading

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Fiano – discovering a new grape

I confess. I’m a wine geek. A grape nerd. Or, as a friend called me today; a cork dork (I disagree on that one because of the closures-debate still going strong, but I digress). Basically; I like my wines obscure. … Continue reading

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Using up Belgian endives

We have a veg-box subscription. This means that there’s a very cool farmer coming by every wednesday, leaving a variety of organic vegetables on our doorstep. And the wednesday after that, and after that, you get the picture. And we’re … Continue reading

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Good old Burgundy

You always return to your first love, they say. For me that’s classic white Burgundy. My love for good wine started when a friend blew me away with a Puligny Montrachet at a business dinner. For me that was the … Continue reading

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Top Tip: Bellet (France)

A Top Tip for wine lovers; the Bellet AC in Southern France. Continue reading

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