Dionysian Impulse is about an instinctive and endless discovery of flavours

Electus 2013

Date : October 15, 2017

Photo Credit: Olivier Maire

 

Imagine a blind tasting of top-notch wines of the world with journalists and Master of Wine’s sitting in a cosy room at Widder Hotel in Zurich. Two weeks ago, the organizer of this great event Valais Mundi launched their Electus 2013 and showed that they have the confidence to put their wine within big brands such as Opus One, Château Angelus, Ornellaia. (see the full list below // all over 100 CHF except Alion). For those who are not familiar, Valais Mundi is the premium line of Provins, which is known to be the largest producer of Switzerland based in Valais. Their CEO Raphaël Garcia was personally there together with their Product & Brand Manager Johanna Dayer.

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In a Faw Away Land: New Zealand

Date : October 8, 2016

Morning on vineyard at Lake Wanaka, Otago, New Zealand

“Have you ever been to New Zealand?” asked several wine producers one after another at Vinum Tasting in Zurich. When I told them that I had never had the chance to visit this astonishing green country, one of them joked that I was only thirteen films away from New Zealand. When you count the distance with films it sounds a lot closer 🙂 Fortunately, the fresh air of New Zealand spread into the tasting room at Metropol Restaurant through many great examples of Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Merlot and Syrah.

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Wine of the Week

Date : September 9, 2016

Weingut Johannes Trapl 2014 Grüner Veltliner Karpatenschiefer

gruener-veltliner-karpatenschiefer-qwt-carnuntum-weingut-trapl-2014-075-lVintage: 2014

Grape: 100% Grüner Veltliner

Alcohol: 12.5 % vol

Region: Carnuntum, Austria

Tasting Notes: The wine has medium golden color and exhibits notes of apples, citrus and hints of honey. On the palate, it is dry, (very) yeasty and mineral with flavors of stone fruits and white pepper. With its high acidity, the wine is vibrant with a medium fresh finish.

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Photo Credit: Akarsu Kaliyopi Hotel

“Ada! Please, come with me,” said Pınar to her daughter. Ada was laughing and running around in the garden. “We are on an island where kids are free to be happy”, I thought. We were having a rich breakfast with fresh tomatoes and homemade jams at Akarsu Kalyopi, a family-owned hostel in the center of Bozcaada. Ada (meaning island!) also lives there, with her parents and her grandma Seher, who has been running the hostel for more than forty years now. (Instagram: Kalyopi Bozcaada)

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A Glass of Turkish Wine?

Date : December 2, 2015

by Pendore Winery

I’ve recently started writing for Turkish Wine Alliance website as a guest blogger. I wanted to share my first article here as well and take the opportunity to present Turkish Wine Alliance. Here, with their own words:

‘We are ten winemakers from Turkey, and we’ve come together to promote our wines in the UK. We are from across Turkey’s wine regions, and among us are some of our country’s most established and famous wine estates, and also some of her newest and smallest. We share a love for great wine, great food, and great company, and a desire to bring our wines to the most knowledgeable, discriminating, adventurous wine-drinkers in the world – yes, You!’

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