Test: South African wines…doing well??

Some time ago I arranged a South African Master Class tasting for colleagues. The experience was to make a conclusion about the state of south african wine production right now. South Africa is quite interesting as a wine growing country. It is out of Europe but old world. There have been wine growing since 16th century. Still it…

Off to Puglia

Tomorrow I am going to the Radici Wine Experience. I was contacted by the great Italian wine writer Franco Ziliani and Nicola Campanile who arrange this event. They asked if I could come and see what is going on in the south of Italy. My first reaction was: count me in, this is something –…

2009 Erdener Treppchen, Riesling-Spätlese Joh. Jos. Christoffel Erben (Mosel) 92 / This is a fabulous white from super-vintage 2009. Stunning and mouthwatering are superlatives that comes along without any hesitation. This sweet but never candied Riesling offers great bouquet with fresh and sweet with peach, dried tropical fruits and a hint of grapefruit. Extremely well…

Tasting notes from “One Night of sin…” posted 21.06.2010

1998 Tertre Rotebeouf, Saint-Èmilion Grand Cru (Bordeaux) 92+ Ι This very elegant and balanced Saint-Èmilion offers sweet fruit with that extracted dryness underneath that you would only get from an Merlot-based wine from Bordeaux in a great vintage. The wine developed fine in the glass a actually needed more than 45 minutes to open up….

One Night of Sin…

This Saturday evening my wife Tina and I went to visit Gitte and Simon, very good friends of ours. The 2 wifes enjoys good wine, for Simon and I it’s a lifestyle. For some time now Simon had me wondering what he had found of new strange/exiting/mouth-watering wines. It became an evening of extravagance (a night…

Wine of the week – not a wine

After a long tasting week I took a break last week – and for the first time since I don’t know when I actually didn’t have any wine for a whole week. reason: I really needed something else on my palate after the 4 days of massive Barbera-tasting a period of relaxing and regaining my…

Oak – No Oak – maybe more Oak?

First of all I like fresh forward wines mostly – I am halfway German that way. But it seems that no one is stepping up and into the debate about oak – or no oak taking the side of the producers or at least trying to understand their perspectives; developing the wines and markets, having…

A winterwarmer from Italy

Who would have thought that a snowman would be a great tourist attraction visiting a winery in warm and sunny spring in Italy. Photos from the Accornero Estate in the Monferrato region last Wednesday (March 10). After 3 month of snow in Denmark springtime in Piedmont seemed like a good idea – I guess I had to wait until I got back north…

Hello welcome to my world of wines

I look forward to make this blog look more inviting and fresh. I hope that you in time will read and enjoy my articles on the blog and I will value your comments and hope to create an interesting debate forum for all wine lovers. First I have to thank the people of Well Com…