Category - Wine

2001 Chateau Rieussec

Had a rockin’ sauternes after dinner last night at a nice little jardin restaurant in Lille, a 2001 Chateau Rieussec. It was like someone put a huge overflowing basket of ripe melons and pineapples on my lap and hired a cute exotic belly...

Wine (Good for Women)

Seen today on a menu in Sapa, Vietnam. The differences weren’t clearly explained, only that the sex-specific wines were distinct types made of rice, and the ‘strength’ one from apples. I didn’t try any but now regret...

Four hours to kill at Vienna Airport?

There’s only one reasonable option, the delightfully Austrian-sounding Wine & More. It’s a comfortable and snazzy wine, cheese and specialty food shop/café with a decent sized offering of wines by the glass. I tried three but only...

Roman Baggage.

No visit to Italy is complete without a quick wine shopping trip to push the limits of my baggage weight allowance. Any thoughts, suggestions, notes, and/or observations would be most graciously appreciated. Above: La Braccesca (Antinori)...

Slovenian wine notebook

Actually, not really. But hopefully this pic taken yesterday in a friend’s cellar will act as reminder to catch up with a small stack of tasting notes assembled in recent weeks. This cellar is in the village of Vodol, near Maribor. I was...

Jancis Robinson on Slovenian wines

Better late than never. Just found an article published more than a year-and-a-half ago by renowned wine writer and critic Jancis Robinson, but still quite useful. “Slovenia’s is possibly the most unusual wine culture in the...

Santomas, Slovenia’s priciest wines...

A nice write-up late last month in the Financial Times about Santomas, one of Slovenia’s priciest wineries. I’ve tried several and don’t think that they’re unworthy of their €10-25/bottle price tags, but as UK wine...

LJ Pic of the Day

From yesterday’s Cvičkarija festival in Ljubljana, a celebration for Dolenjska’s cviček wine, which was a key ingredient for Martin Strel’s successful swim down the Amazon two years ago. Wine and Earth Day should be...