Boutique wineries in Turkey: the best addresses and top bottles.
Two excellent, distinctive Alentejo reds: Arundel and Monte dos Cabaços.
Made to impress, they do. But I prefer the Cabernet Franc to the Merlot.
Ettore Germano: always asking questions and seeking answers.
The 2012 Pannon Wine Challenge is over. Grand trophy winner is Oremus Tokaji Aszú 3 puttonyos 2006. There are also surprises, such as gold medals for a Syrah and a Juhfark from… Slovakia.
Furmint is neurotic and introvert, Hárslevelű self-confident and serene.
Three Lebanese reds from Massaya – intense, distinctive and delicious.
Two wines from the Rhone, both powerful and very ripe… yet balanced and utterly convincing.
What France does well: a supremely drinkable, terroir-driven wine for just 8€.
Six fine New Zealand wines by Kai Schubert. Burgundy is closer than you’d think.