Romanian Wines From Dealu Mare

Reading Time: We were recently invited by Mihnea Vasiliche of Dagon Winery to visit the Dealu Mare region of Romania. In addition to tasting through the Dagon Winery portfolio, Mihnea also arranged for us to visit a few cellars in the area. We had previously tasted a few wines from

Premiere Napa Valley 2018: Our Favorites

Opus One

Reading Time: In February 2018, Charine and I participated in the Wine Writer's Symposium in addition to Premiere Napa Valley 2018. We flew from Zagreb, Croatia to Detroit, MI to spend a little time with my family. We then chose to drive across I-80 from Michigan to Napa Valley in

Steven Spurrier Judgement Of Paris Recreated – Sort Of

Judgement Of Paris Steven Spurrier

Reading Time: In 1976, Englishman Steven Spurrier organized a blind tasting, pitting Napa Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay against top-notch Red Bordeaux and White Burgundy. When the final scores were tallied, a Californian wine came out on top in both the red and white categories. The tasting became known as the

Spicy Hungarian Wines From Szekszárd

Takler Winery Cellar

Reading Time: During our first trip through the wine regions of Hungary, we missed the Szekszárd region. It was a place that we wanted to see dearly. All of the Szekszárd wines we tasted prior to visiting impressed us, peeking our curiosity. After a two-week tour through Slovakia, we returned

Revisiting Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Miani Wine Barrel Tasting

Reading Time: We love the wines of Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Earlier in 2017, we did a weeklong tasting trip through the region, visiting some iconic producers. After that trip, we became hooked on these wines. After six weeks touring through the wine regions of Hungary and Slovakia, our friend Vedran drove up