“Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right” 🍾🥂This @louisroederer_ 1997 beauty has been ageing so elegantly with a seductively ripe fruit crunch yet with all the glorious notes that only extensive time in the bottle can allow them to develop: preserved lemons, dried honeysuckle, glazed brioche, honey on toast, … More Louis Roederer 1997 – a vintage with a happy ending
I have to finally accept it and stop fighting it…winter is just not for me! I am a Mediterranean soul that thrives under the sun and in 30 degrees Celcius heat!
In this video, I am bringing a breeze of Spring and Summer to the amazingly grey London Winter with two fabulous wines from Northern Greece and the South of France! … More Sunny wines in the middle of winter
Until 2011, I used to be a Valentine’s Grinch: Why don’t people celebrate their love everyday? Why do we need the shops to be filled with hundreds of cringy red heart-shaped balloons and chocolates? What happened to the REAL romance? Back then, I lived in Germany with the most brilliant bunch of wine ladies and … More Valentine’s Day wines are not just rosé!
Last Friday’s night celebrations included this marvellous vintage 2006 Champagne, courtesy of Monsieur @terrykandylis , Head Sommelier aT 67 Pall Mall! May your weekend unravel as rich and creamy as this stunning Dom Perignon that didn’t hold back in both generosity and elegance. Lemon zest blended with a dazzling cloud of smoke coming out of a Hollywood film noir. … More Dom Perignon 2006 – what a beauty!
On New Year’s day, families in Greece break a big, juicy pomegranate just outside their front door so that their year is filled with health, wealth and prosperity. The more seeds scattered on the floor, the luckier the year will be. I also believe in filling your year with great pleasures and one of them … More Wines at Xmas #16 – Effi Tsournava [Guest Post]
On cold days like these, my ideal setting includes a snuggly blanket, buckets of herbal tea and planning my wine treat for dinner. As much as I love the turned-white view from my window, I hate the cold. I simply can’t stand it. Snow makes me crave rich, generous and expressive wines with lots of sun-kissed flavours: dried herbs, ripe red fruits and used leather along with grilled meaty notes to satisfy my warmth-seeking expedition!
Châteauneuf-du-Pape FTW! … More Winter wine cravings: Châteauneuf-du-Pape FTW
“He who does not risk, does not drink champagne.“ Russian proverb “In victory, you deserve Champagne, in defeat, you need it.” Napoleon “I only drink Champagne on two occasions, when I am in love and when I am not” Coco Chanel What’s your favourite Champagne quote? Let me know in the comments below!
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
There are a few moments in a winelover’s journey that have been long anticipated. Like this one. Like the moment of tasting, let alone drinking this magnificent and legendary wine. And I did. On the 27th January my colleagues and I celebrated the 30th Anniversary of Maisons Marques et Domaines. After a fabulous tasting of … More The night I tried Petrus 2004…