Archive for July, 2009

Jul 27 2009

The spirit and joy of life: Vida Winery

Published by under Szekszard

I asked my friend Tibor (Tibor Juhász) to set up an appointment with Péter Vida, from the Vida Winery as I tasted some of his wines but never had met or visited the winery. I had a kind of feeling it its going to be exciting and beside gathering knowledge a definitive experience as well. And I was right…

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Jul 27 2009

Szekszard, Villany, SW Wines

17/07/09

Vida Winery

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Jul 25 2009

Thoughts on Brazilian wine

Published by under Brazilian Wine

After Argentina and Chile Brazil is the third biggest grape growing and wine producing county in South America but only 10% of it is vitis vinifera. There is (or to be correct: there would be) a huge potential domestic market with such a population. Reality is quite something different, however.

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Jul 25 2009

Innovation, from nil to hundred in no time, the Miolo Winery

Published by under Brazilian Wine

I was suppose to do an internship in the Miolo Winery. But somehow it did not quite worked out the way we all wanted, anyway as I was already in Porto Alegre, Tibor Lakatos former wine maker in Brazil persuaded me to pay Miolo a visit. It would help to extend my knowledge on Brazilian wine, particularly when it comes to quality wine and it certainly did…

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Jul 24 2009

Tokaji or Tokajsky? Of course only Tokaji!

Published by under Hungarian Wine

Last month a friend of mine from Bangkok who by the way appreciates good wine told me enthusiastically about a wine which he had tasted, a late harvest „Tokajsky“ wine, and he found it goes rather well with the sweet-sour crab in coconut milk and then he asked me whether I would know it?

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Jul 23 2009

Aurora the major co-op in Brazil

Published by under Brazilian Wine

It was in one of the bars in Goethe Street in Porto Alegre (or Göcs as the Brazilian taxi driver said it) that I came across with the Aurora wines, pretty decent Cabernet Sauvignon as I said to myself I made a mental note why not see it for myself if I go to Bento Goncalves.

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Jul 23 2009

Brazilian Wines

Published by under Brazilian Wines

Cooperativa Vinicola Aurora
Miolo

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Jul 22 2009

Wines of Uruguay – rediscovering Tannat and more

Published by under Uruguay Wine

Uruguay is the forth largest wine producer in South America with 8500 ha of vines planted and around 270 wineries (but much more smaller producers) 20 of them exporting.

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Jul 22 2009

The new king of Tannat: Bodega Marichal, Uruguay

Published by under Uruguay Wine

My first thought when I heard Uruguay and wine, was: what the heck? They don’t produce wine, or do they?! It was on the London Wine Fair (LIWSF) back in 2008 that I met Juan Andrés Marichal, from the Bodega Marichal. It was here that I started to discover the new possibilities of Tannat and a lot more…

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Jul 22 2009

Uruguay wines

Published by under Uruguay Wines

Tasted wines 07/04/09
Bodegas Marichal

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