Not many people know this, but I am a member of the Commanderie de Bordeaux in Copenhagen (although honestly, I see little use for this membership). Bordeaux can be lovely but, sadly, rarely is these days, with global warming pumping up its wines … [Read more...] about What are we drinking? On the border between old and new school!
In the article about the 2015 vintage at Domaine Georges Noëllat, I wrote: "Immense talent and effortlessness ..." This is still the theme of this article and my tasting of the 2018s. I have followed Domaine Georges Noëllat since the 2012 vintage, … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Georges Noëllat – tasting the 2018s from cask
Winehog reader: "... just a few names of your personal favourites for casual drinking. It does not always need to be so formal with your tasting notes, etc." Belive it or not, I do enjoy wines casually, and mainly for hedonistic purposes - the … [Read more...] about What are we drinking? Commando G …
Tasting old bottles - 50-year-old wines - is something of a lottery. Nevertheless, the expectations were very high this week when I tasted a Romanée-Conti 1966. Let's be honest: It was not in top form. Dead to be precise, with very strong oxidised … [Read more...] about Hope for an old Romanée-Conti, and a delightful Dujac 1976
Vogüé time! As mentioned before, in Denmark we have a fine tradition of Jean-Luc Pepin visiting each year in September or October to present the newly released de Vogüé lineup in Copenhagen. Jean-Luc Pepin and two faithful Vogüé fans Add to … [Read more...] about Comte Georges de Vogüé 2017s – bottled and delightful
Visiting Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat is always a treat, and the 2018s are showing very fine promise and form here, as I expected they would. As I have mentioned numerous times, Charles Van Canneyt has raised his game in recent years, in his calm and … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat, tasting the 2018s from cask
I have for many years followed German wines - and especially the Mosel valley has had a stronghold in my heart. Yes, even hogs and journalists have one. In recent years this interest have been revived, as I find some of the new drier wines from … [Read more...] about Kirsten to Liebieg
I have been giving ratings on the 100-point scale for more than 20 years (perhaps even 30), since I began reading the then-not-so-well-known reviewer (in Burgundy, at least) behind The Wine Advocate: Robert Parker. This scale - with its usable … [Read more...] about The annoying points game: Winehog breaks the scale!