Boutique wineries in Turkey: the best addresses and top bottles.
Made to impress, they do. But I prefer the Cabernet Franc to the Merlot.
New kid on the block: brilliant Merlot and Pinot Noir offers glimpse of hope for Romania.
Orange wine works great with goose; world-class Merlot from Italy.
Day 1 of the Pannon Wine Challenge in Hungary. No winners yet but I already know the losers.
Perhaps my most exotic tasting ever: 3 bottles from Albania. And actually a good surprise: drinkable and interesting stuff.
Europe’s fifth largest producer of wine has a long way to go. But one producer is showing what can be done when you try hard.
The most drinkable wines of 2011 so far: a Sauvignon and a Merlot from Slovenia. Why? They’re so moderate. The perfect antidote to jammy Shiraz or Parkerized supertuscans.
Third stop of my visit to Croatia: Baranja on the Danube.
The famous Csaba Malatinszky sends me 6 bottles to try…