Do we – #winelover-s – live in a bubble?

If you follow social media, you will find a lot of interesting things to read. And, as you can imagine, the things that I read are most wine-related… but this morning when I was reading “the news” on twitter, something struck me just like a bomb:   “I live in a world of leisurely wine […]

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And yes… now I’m a member of the Circle of Wine Writers…

I’m very proud and happy to announce that the committee of the Circle of Wine Writers has reviewed and approved my application and they invited me to join their organization… And another chapter of my life as a ‪#winelover‬ begins… thank you so much to each and everyone of you who have supported me on […]

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Wake Up The Brazilian in YOU!

The World Cup is on… I guess you have a heard a lot of Brazil these days… But what do you know really about Brazil? The country of soccer, carnival and beautiful girls on the beach? Well, Brazil is that… but so much more! According to the C.I.A. website: “Following more than three centuries under […]

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Our new adventure in Nemea, Greece. Get to know who we are!

For the next few days we will be exploring the vineyards and wineries of Nemea (an ancient site in the northeastern part of the Peloponnese, in Greece). Here are the members of our group: Ted “Captain My Captain” Lelekas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TedLelekas?fref=ts&ref=br_tf Twitter: https://twitter.com/ted_lelekas Blog: http://www.telegourmet.org Magnus “Viking” Reuterdahl Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/magnus.reuterdahl?fref=ts Twitter: https://twitter.com/Reuterdahl Blog: http://vinotintoinenglish.wordpress.com Roger […]

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A great new discovery: The best wines from Lugana age amazingly well.

I spent a few days in Lugana (south of Lake Garda, Italy) with a group of #winelover-s and I had the chance to taste many wines of the region. From the freshest bottles of the 2013 vintage (which I knew quite well) to aged bottles of the 70′s and 80′s (that I had never had before) […]

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Why we don’t like certain wines? A guide to help you understand why.

Madeline Puckette (“Wine Folly”) tasting a bad bottle of wine…   How many times have you asked (or heard) the question: “What’s is wrong with this wine?”   There’s a multitude of things that can make a wine taste bad. If a deviation from what is considered acceptable is just minor, it will define a […]

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Vranac or Vranec? It doesn’t matter, you will love them both!

Vranac (Serbian and Croatian) or Vranec (Macedonian) means “black stallion”. With a name like this, you can assume that this is a grape variety that is capable of producing very powerful wines.   According to Jancis Robinson MW on her book “Wine Grapes” co-written with Julia Harding MW and José Vouillamoz “it is the most […]

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My three favorite wineries from the Republic of Macedonia.

  Earlier this year (January) I had the opportunity to visit the Republic of Macedonia for the first time. For those of you who don’t have any idea where it is, the Republic of Macedonia is bordered by Serbia to the north, Bulgaria to the east, Kosovoto the northwest, Greece to the south, and Albania to the west. In other words: In […]

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Michael Mondavi Family State: Generational Winemaking.

Last month, the Michael Mondavi* family came to Boston. Only Isabel (Michael’s wife) didn’t make make the trip, so we had the opportunity to have a very interesting conversation with Michael, Rob, and Dina during an intimate dinner at the Bistro du Midi. Below a couple of tasting notes and some thoughts captured by dear […]

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A list with the top 24 Klout scores in the wine industry. (revised (04/04/14)

I prepared a list of the 24 #winelover-s (people who love wine and that dedicate – a lot of – time to talk about it!) They are the top people in the wine industry and I’m very proud to be part of it. Are you a #winelover? You should be on this list… but to […]

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