At a little over 3,300 meters Mount Etna is massive; it dominates Sicily and formed a point of reference during the week long Circle of WineRead More
The wines of Miha Batic a natural wine producer in Slovenia; photos and tasting notes taken while sampling the wines in the vineyard.
Opening with the ‘basic’ wines he was almost apologetic at their simplicity. Personally I found them a delight; no idea of price at the time (the top of the range comes in at a very reasonable €20 cellar door) but to a bottle these ‘lesser’ wines were lovely, offering a balanced richness, a true regional acidic streak in the RI.VA.LE Chianti and a touch riper, softer palate to the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.
This little place, the Slovenian equivalent of neighbouring Italy’s Agriturismo, has the most stunning view. Just below the veranda vines hug the hillside. Across the valleyRead More
A set of six photographs from a visit at the Sevilen Winery, just outside Izmir in Turkey; a prime grape-growing region, Mediterranean climate an’ all. “InRead More
It might just be down to me having the attention span of a gnat or maybe it was the translation from Catalan and Spanish to aRead More
Sadly you cant, as a member of the ‘public’ visit this impressive Moet-built and Moet-soon-sold vineyard-surrounded edifice. This is the winery for the René Barbier rangeRead More
Rather pleased with this photo; so chuffed in fact that rather than keeping it for a Sunday Wine Shot slot later in the year, as originallyRead More
Not long before lunch but the winter sun has barely made an impression; it is low in the sky its weak rays glinting off the vineyardsRead More
Mark Driver’s first view of Rathfinny was via Google Earth while on holiday in Spain. An excited call from his land agent , a view onRead More
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