Posts tagged merlot
CENTRAL ITALY : A WINE, FOOD AND TRAVEL JOURNAL

A quiet wine revolution has been taking place over the last few decades. With investors now moving further south as prices of Tuscany go through the roof, the combination of volcanic and clay soils of Lazio have found a new home for wine passionists. And to keep updated with the new generation of trendy wine consumers, international varieties are getting planted now. And so, modern styles of dry, fruity and lean wines are very much part of the modern Central Italy offering. Much more cost effective and increasingly as competitive in quality as the neighbouring wines of Tuscany.

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BORDEAUX TASTINGS

This month has been dedicated to Bordeaux and this blog features write-ups on wines from some of the oldest chateaux in the French history and tasting notes of their wines to demonstrate the diversity in the region of Bordeaux (based on a tasting that I was invited to host).  These cover regions across Pessac Leonan, Barsac and Medoc on the left bank to the wines of the east bank of Pomerol and Cote di Castillon. The Sumilier ratings are my current ratings of these Bordeaux wines of past vintages (based on tastings as of August 2016). 

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