Columns
With the changing of the clocks and the crack of fireworks behind us we are on the home straight towards festive chaos and all the wonderful vinous delights that the silly season entails.
Columns
Last month I found myself representing Basilicata's highly regarded Cantine del Notaio at Blenheim Palace's literature, film and music festival gala dinner. Indeed!! Now one might have expected the early evening flutes of
Journal
It's funny how things work. Last night I attended the gala dinner of the Literature, film and culture festival at Blenheim Palace on behalf of Cantine del Notaio, a winery very close to
Columns
What better way to open up my first Riddle Magazine column than with some wine notes from the Republic of Macedonia. Well off the beaten path, few have considered this landlocked Balkan jewel
Portugal
One of the most quality orientated producers in Alentejo, Herdade das Serves are one of the wineries to keep an eye on. With a centuries long family tradition in winemaking, the Serrano Mira
Journal
Formed in 2012 by winemaker Tony Brzanov and his business partner Dimitar Stojanovski, Brzanov is a small, independent winery located on the outskirts of Skopje known for producing full bodied reds from international
Macedonia
In modern wine making terms Macedonia is still a very young country. It only gained independence as recently as 1991, and with little history of quality focused producers before this, there is no
Macedonia
Macedonia Domaine Lepovo is a new boutique winery owned exclusively by Tikves Winery. As part of their strategy for increasing the company's reputation for premium wine, they set about looking for additional premises
Franciacorta DOCG
I've just opened up Azienda Ferghettina's 'Miolo' 2010 vintage brut to see how it has developed since its release. Although seven years isn't exactly an eye opening period of time to leave a
Journal
There's a fantastic atmosphere in Bordeaux just before Vinexpo. Wine people from all over the world descend on the city to meet clients and do business. This year, I had the opportunity to
Journal
So after a decade in the trade, I'm heading out to Bordeaux to take my first serious look at the region. I concede, it's about time. Although I've been to Bordeaux many times
Romania
I'm just back from my first experience with the Bucharest International Wine Competition where I've spent five days in Bucharest judging wines and familiarising myself with the Romanian wine scene. Now six years
Bordeaux
I was recently fortunate enough to attend a small intimate tasting of 2013 Bordeaux hosted by Drummonds Bank and Vin-X. Five wines from various appellations were chosen, all small independently owned wineries that,