“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)
It was early in the morning. I was making coffee and getting ready for work. A headline caught my attention: “We will eventually construct the artillery barracks at Gezi Park!” said the president of Turkey Erdoğan three years after the Gezi Park Protests.
I caught my train at Gare de Beaune at 12:31 pm. I placed my blue luggage on the rack, opened my laptop and carefully put the wine case under my seat. I had been travelling over the last few weeks between Pommard and Zurich. (more…)
Originally published at www.turkishwinealliance.com
I was about 13 years old in junior high when I sent an email to Nes’e Bilgin, a prominent professor at Bogazici University. I told her that I wanted to study molecular biology in the future and kindly asked if I could do my semester project in their laboratory. I actually can’t remember the goal of my project, but I remember petri dishes and the centrifuge machine. (more…)
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!’