International Wne Challenge: how to run a good wine competition.
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.
These might well the fruitiest Nebbiolos I’ve ever tasted.
Six fine New Zealand wines by Kai Schubert. Burgundy is closer than you’d think.
2011 edition of the Pannon Bormustra was meant to give a new lease of life to this respected Hungarian competition – and it did. The 48 winners confirm this.
A lightning visit to Budapest to taste the 48 wines awarded at the 2011 Pannon Bormustra competition: hopefully the crème de la crème of Hungarian wine.
The annual Austrian wine tasting in Warsaw brings a major surprise: the zesty, vibrant, mineral red wines of Leithaberg. Totally obscure 10 years ago, now awarded with its own DAC classification, and the hottest address in vinous Austria.
My next stop in Croatia: Plešivica, a cool inland hilly zone close to Zagreb, the Croatian capital. Very individual wines including one from amphora!
Why is every merchant in London selling (roughly) the same burgundies?