Madeira Magic

Nearly 175-year-old wine and more By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com 24 January 2018 Get set for a story about a special tasting experience of old and rare Madeira wines. While we won’t be boarding a 17th century sailing ship, the journey enters a wine time machine. Historical wine expert Aaron Nix-Gomez proposed a master class tasting of […]

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Salt of the earth: discovering Portuguese culinary ease

18 September 2014 By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com I’m drinking 20-year-old Tawny Port and smoking a just decent enough Cuban as I write this after dinner feeling like worn out nobility. But I bought the bottle at the Lisbon airport before leaving Portugal and was truly impressed by the choice of Ports – and dry […]

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Contextual concerns in blind tasting

29 August 2014 By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com Blind tasting at an international contest as comprehensive as Mundus Vini can be a daunting task. For five days in a row, judges fly to Germany from all over the world. They get up at 6:30 am in order to taste wines from 8 am until about […]

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Tired of expensive wine

By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles An original wooden case of six bottles of Clos des Lambrays 2012, purchased direct from the domain, cost me over €600. Clos des Lambrays is hardly the most expensive grand cru Burgundy. While more expensive than, say, most Corton grands crus, it is not nearly as onerous on the wallet as Grands Echezeaux […]

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