Wines of Turkey

Istanbul market © 2010 . All rights reserved.

A press trip to visit the wine regions of Turkey in spring sounded like an exciting idea back in the middle of a bleak December and I still felt excited as we were about to depart on the last day of February 2010. I’d even done some homework and tasted a bottle of Kavaklidere Öküzgözü from a local Turkish restaurant/deli. Continue reading

The Old Bridge, Huntingdon

The Old Bridge, Huntingdon © 2010 John Hoskins. All rights reserved

For wine connoisseurs, the bar and the restaurant list are just an Aladdin’s cave of delights and the wine list is written in a very honest, accurate and descriptive way that is very much John’s style. Continue reading

AWRI Wine Assessment Tasting

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Australia House, 29th June 2009   It’s always good to challenge yourself so I was keen to participate in the recent Wine Assessment Tasting, hosted by The Australian Wine Research Institute. Those attending included a mixture of journalists, wine educators, winemakers … Continue reading

Hidden Spain

O Sole Mio © 2009 . All rights reserved.

Having just returned from a breathless and breathtaking tour of some of Northern Spain’s less well known DOs on the recent CWW trip, I am filled with even more enthusiasm for ‘hidden Spain’. What attracted me to the trip initially was the allure of visiting DO Cigales and DO Bierzo but I found much more to excite me. Continue reading