I am just back from Burgundy, having tasted many more offerings from the acclaimed 2018 vintage. Let me be very clear: While there are brilliant 2018s, this is an uneven vintage at best, and at times it can be a very bumpy ride. 2018 could be … [Read more...] about The 2018s tasted and reflected upon in November 2019
Earlier this week, a short trip to Hamburg included some wine and dinner experiences of good - and not-so-good - quality. Since Hamburg is an important business centre, I gather some of you readers have the opportunity to go there from time to … [Read more...] about Dining in Hamburg: the good, the ugly, and a German treat
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!
Weingüter Wegeler is one of the proud owners of the unique Bernkasteler Doctor vineyard in Mosel. Wegeler each year produce a lineup of spectacular wines from this fine and very mineralic vineyard located just above the village of … [Read more...] about A rare and special Bernkasteler Doctor TBA 1959
"I, Winehog, take thee, Riedel/Zalto, to be my wedded stemware, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part, according to God's … [Read more...] about The Riedel and Zalto partnership – August 2019
Now we have the label for the exciting new estate in Meursault - Marthe Henry Boillot - just from the printer. I visited Marthe for the first time in June 2018 and have actually been waiting to see the label - that will present and sell these … [Read more...] about Label for Marthe Henry Boillot
I am just back from Burgundy, tasting lineups of 2018 wines. A eventful and lovely trip - the culinary side was excellent, as were most of the tastings. Yet I also found some of the 2018s problematic from normally very competent producers - … [Read more...] about The 2018s the great, the fine, and the potentially ugly
I have now started to review the incoming wines on Winehog, and to my great pleasure the quality of the wines received for tasting is actually surprisingly good. First very pleasent surprise was from VINS DIVINS - Export agent in BEAUNE. Cara and … [Read more...] about New wines … a lovely experience … Wines for sampling