Tag Archives: Carignan

Old School Rouge 2012 organic red wine

What to buy or avoid – October 2015

  It seems that there shouldn’t be any illusions about summer coming back. Damn it. Getting back home and trying to sort out something comforting to eat also requires some thought about what to drink with your supper. I am expecting something warming, satisfying and matching to your comfort food. And organic of course. Will you…

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Gnano GRaciano Tuscany 2011

Gnano Toscana 2011 organic

Gnano Maremma Toscana 2011 was definitely a big surprise for me. For starters, I am not a big fan of majority of Italian wines – I find them overly acidic and sharp (comparing to south of France or Spain), but also a bit one dimensional with their cherry-violets combination so typical for your Sangiovese based…

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Mas Igneus DOQ Priorat organic

Discover Organic: Mas Igneus, DOQ Priorat, Spain

Costers de l’Ermita is an estate located just north from the town of Gratallops. The views are very promising to be speclacular, they are steep and terraced and the owners will happily show them to any visitors who are keen to explore organic viticulture in Priorat, where Spanish organic wine is at its best. When…

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Priorat tasting masterclass

Have you discovered the elegance of Priorat?

Attending wine events and masterclasses is a true entertainment for a wine enthusiast, don’t you think? It has been my first Decanter masterclass, mainly because I always thought it could be slightly on the snobby side. Well, the Landmark Hotel in London only proves that point, yet the rest was quite casual and warm. I…

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Ayres De Escal 2008 Priorat

Ayers de Escal Priorat 2008

Ayers de Escal 2008 comes from one of my favourite Spanish regions of Priorat. I had been shopping in Clapham and decided to try Oddbins, whether they had something to match with my upcoming venison feast. So I bought this Priorat (there were just two different ones) for £12, which is quite cheap for good…

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