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Tokaj Tasting Notes – Tokaj Nobilis


My research on producers of Tokaj wines prior to my trip to the area in April of 2019 turned up quite a good number of candidates to visit. In narrowing down the number, necessary because of time constraints, I relied … Continue reading

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Tokaj Tasting Notes – Samuel Tinon


When I was planning my trip to the Tokaj area in April of 2019, several independent sources – writer friends, web sites and books – told me that Samuel Tinon was a must-visit producer, so I obviously made an appointment. … Continue reading

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Tokaj Tasting Notes – Árpád-Hegy


When approaching the Tokaj area on the way from Budapest, the first town you encounter within the Tokaj denomination, the gateway to Tokaj, as it were, is Szerencs; this is marked by a stylized gateway in a central roundabout in … Continue reading

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Tokaj – A Triumph of Terroir and Minerality


As you approach the Tokaj hills from the slightly undulating Hungarian plains to the south-west, you get the sense that this place is OLD. Millions of years have torn and polished those hills into soft peaks that are still dramatic … Continue reading

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Angelo Gaja Supports GMO Vines


Dear all, It’s been too long since I posted last. My daytime job has claimed almost all of my time, research for the updated version of the book on Italian wine that I co-author has tken the rest. That will … Continue reading

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Stefano d’Onghia new restaurant


I wrote glowingly about Osteria A’ Cr’janz in this post in 2012: https://oleudsenwineblog.wordpress.com/2012/07/04/radici-del-sud-2012-impressions-and-results/ Great place, great evening, fantastic food. The chef (and co-owner) at A’ Cr’janz was Stefano d’Onghia, who has since become a friend. This year Stefano left A’ … Continue reading

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Does Biodynamics need to explain itself?


Read this blog post: http://www.themorningclaret.com/2014/seresin-biodynamics/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheMorningClaret+%28The+Morning+Claret%29&utm_content=FaceBook According to Woolf, there is no such need. Biodynamics, like homoeopathy and the placebo effect – or indeed like religion – should be free from having to explain itself. I have to say I heartily … Continue reading

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