Author Archives: Dimitri

My genes

It is funny to write this small blame and think that you wish so much that your mother won’t read this. Or maybe it is just sad to blame your extra pounds in the midsection on a thing you cannot even see – your genes? I tend to say that I tend to believe that…

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When I was called fat

I still remember the day I was called fat. I also imagine that it was not the first time, I was overweight for quite a few years during my first Uni studies, but that was definitely a wake up call when it happened to my face! That first Uni of mine was a culmination of…

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Pago de Carraovejas Ribera del Duero Crianza 2011

Pago de Carraovejas Crianza 2011 is an explosion of this typical Ribera del Duero flavours: think ripe strawberries and cherries, but also a layer of black fruit and vanilla. It is definitely not a youngish Crianza – it is round and powerful, at the same time bursting with fruit flavours. It has aged a little bit to…

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Wine lifestyle? Is it even a thing?

We all do lifestyle choices everyday. Do we decide to consume only organic (food and wine)? Does this organic wine taste any good? Do we need to avoid some nasty stuff in supermarkets (why to overload the liver with it)? Can we tweak our lunches or dinners to be healthier and maybe even better matched with…

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Welcome to ‘Wines to buy or avoid’

Where do you buy your wine? I won’t be so far from the truth to predict around 80% to say that in supermarket. Some will also say that they prefer big specialised chains (similar to Majestic wine warehouses) and only a small fraction of enthusiasts will mention small independent wine merchants or retailers. Well, I…

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Welcome to Blame it!

In the 16th century Paracelsus, a Swiss physician, said ‘wine is a food, a medicine, and a poison, it is just a question of dose’. What is your dose? What is your secret to a healthy balance between the pleasures of wine, good company and delicious food and staying healthy? This section is an invitation…

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Welcome to Wine & Lifestyle

Hello you, this is Wine & Lifestyle! Not to bore you with a lengthy intro, this section is to focus on a happy and healthy lifestyle, incorporating some new and fun wines, going for a few daring food matches and a couple of healthy tips along the way. Do you agree that there is an…

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