Vermouth di Torino by Pio Cesare: a secret family recipe

I’ve always liked a good Vermouth. Either straight up or in a refreshing martini 🍸, a delicious Vermouth would always float my boat 🚣🏻 (I love this expression!). So when Mr. Pio, of Pio Cesare wines, announced that they are going to revive his great grandfather’s secret family recipe, I was stunned because I knew it … More Vermouth di Torino by Pio Cesare: a secret family recipe

Weingut Roterfaden, an exciting arrival from Germany!

Dreams need to be big. Otherwise, they’re just thoughts, aspirations or plans. When I first started studying wine, I thought that I would be making it, too, in the not too distant future. London’s plethora of fascinating wines and fast-paced lifestyle took over and my winemaking path is still under construction. Hence, I was so incredibly happy and … More Weingut Roterfaden, an exciting arrival from Germany!

Assyrtiko de Louros 2012 – a unicorn wine from Santorini

Assyrtiko de Louros is made from more than 100-year old ungrafted, organically grown vines in the volcanic soils of Santorini. Haridimos Hatzidakis, a leading producer of the island, keeps pushing the Assyrtiko potential further and Louros is simply staggering. Deep gold in colour, with seductive oriental spices, dried apricot and peach notes and appetising flavours … More Assyrtiko de Louros 2012 – a unicorn wine from Santorini

Melina, an orange Roditis from Ktima Ligas in Pella

Jason of Ktima Ligas identified the potential of this rather underestimated indigenous Greek variety, a grape mainly used for entry level quality Retsina and unlocked its stunning, herbal and spicy profile! Barrel fermented, an orange wine with fantastic freshness and attractive herbal character and with Mediterranean countryside dried herb notes. … More Melina, an orange Roditis from Ktima Ligas in Pella

The stunning Louis Roederer Cristal 2009 

Cristal 2009 is an absolutely stunning Champagne made from the family’s selected vineyards of older vines in mainly grand Cru designated property. A truly gastronomic wine with a beautiful golden colour and elegant notes of citrus zest, juicy exotic fruit and a pronounced minerality. Very energetic and expressive with a unique power and personality. … More The stunning Louis Roederer Cristal 2009 

My all Italian pre-birthday celebrations 

  My pre-birthday celebrations 🍰 included the delicious Villa Marcello Prosecco 2015 (these bubbles though!) and the outstanding Marchesi Mazzei Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2011. Quite possibly, this is my favourite wine I’ve tried this year! So generous and plethoric. The nose is reminiscent of dried flowers, figs and prunes with notable hints of tobacco, … More My all Italian pre-birthday celebrations 

Pieter Walser and Blank Bottle: fascinating wines and stories

The police suspected Pieter of killing and burying his son. Saying that a huge misunderstanding took place would be an understatement! Of course, Pieter’s son is perfectly healthy and well! Not the most common story about the inspiration behind a label – this is the actual newspaper story appeared back in October 2013! … More Pieter Walser and Blank Bottle: fascinating wines and stories

London Greek Wine Festival 8th-9th October 2016

I am incredibly excited about this post! 2016 will be the second year that the London Greek Wine Festival is taking place in the UK under the leadership and guidance of Theodore Kyriakou, co-owner and founder of The Greek Larder. Last year, the Greek wine producers and the festival’s guest were lucky enough to be greeted … More London Greek Wine Festival 8th-9th October 2016

Louis Roederer International Wine Writers Awards 2016 Shortlist & Winners

Since 2004, the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers Awards have been celebrating high quality wine content creators. For the 12th  year of the awards, the judge committee consists of the following wine professionals: Charles Metcalfe, Chairman of the judges Tim Atkin MW Fiona Beckett Sarah Jane Evans MW Bill Knot Please find the 2016 LRIWWA shortlist … More Louis Roederer International Wine Writers Awards 2016 Shortlist & Winners