Monthly Archives: June 2013

Polvanera – Joy of Gioia


I am remiss. I should have written a post in praise of Polvanera a long time ago. The reason for my tardiness is not that I have wanted to keep it to myself; on the contrary, I want to spread … Continue reading

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Radici Del Sud 2013 – Impressions and Results


On 5 – 9 June this year, the 2013 version of Radici del Sud took place at the lovely Masseria Caselli resort near Carovigno in Apulia. For reasons of spreading the good word about the wines of the South, Nicola … Continue reading

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The End of the World and the Day After – Apulian beer


I know, I am going out on a limb somewhat here. This is, after all, a wine blog. But I just had to write a piece on this. It is like this: My good friends Manila Benedetto and Giuseppe Barretta, … Continue reading

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International Wine Contest Bucharest 2013 – Snapshots


On 23 – 26 May 2013 I was honoured to be invited as a juror at the International Wine Contest Bucharest, or IWCB for short. IWCB is an annual contest that attracts wines from all over the world (much more … Continue reading

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Provence rosés II


Uh-oh! I seem to have struck a nerve with my good friend Angelo Peretti: http://www.internetgourmet.it/2013/06/perche-bevo-i-rose-della-provenza.html?spref=fb (in Italian only, sorry):-) Angelo and I have for some time had an intermittent and very good-humoured discussion about what constitutes a good rosé wine. … Continue reading

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Cascina Allegra – Danes making wine in Piedmont


Piedmont is an enchanted place. There are few places on earth where you can find such a conjunction of beautiful landscapes, warm – but not too warm – climate, all of the recreational pastimes anyone could ever want (including some … Continue reading

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Stardust (or: why do people like Provence rosés?)


In a large post last year – https://oleudsenwineblog.wordpress.com/2012/08/14/2012-summer-drinking-the-rose-post/ – I went rather overboard and tasted a lot of rosés from around the world. That was harder work than I thought, but I wanted to challenge some long-held notions about where … Continue reading

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