Intellego Wine from Swartland

By |2019-12-28T13:03:17+04:00December 28th, 2019|Wine Review|

Intellego started off in 2009 by Jurgen Gouws, a young winemaker from the #Swartland region of #SouthAfrica. Jurgen used to work for Craig Hawkins, the man behind El Bandito wines, who first taught him about making fresher wines. Gouws in order to achieve this style has prefers to work with bush vines, and a strict adherence to organic farming without [...]

Wine Wednesday 3

By |2019-12-18T20:54:08+04:00December 18th, 2019|Retail Dubai|

Cava “Brut Nature”_L’Atzar We at #Tasted&Rated, have been traveling for more than 15 years to Barracuda in search of #wines with excellent prices for an outstanding quality, so we have decided to share our selection with all our readers. Every Wednesday we will post one wine that we believe will shock you for price and quality, making your trip worthwhile [...]

Wine Wednesday 2

By |2019-12-18T20:48:28+04:00December 18th, 2019|Wine Review|

Nero D’Avola, Tenuta Fenice We at #Tasted&Rated, have been traveling for more than 15 years to Barracuda in search of #wines with excellent prices for an outstanding quality, so we have decided to share our selection with all our readers. Every Wednesday we will post one wine that we believe will shock you for price and quality, making your trip [...]

Wine Wednesday 1

By |2019-12-18T20:26:58+04:00December 18th, 2019|Retail Dubai|

Liberator “Francophile” Chenin Blanc, 2016.We at #Tasted&Rated, have been traveling for more than 15 years to Barracuda in search of #wines with excellent prices for an outstanding quality, so we have decided to share our selection with all our readers. Every Wednesday we will post one wine that we believe will shock you for price and quality, making your trip [...]

Chateau Rauzan-Ségla

By |2019-12-11T21:22:15+04:00December 12th, 2019|Wine Review|

Outstanding #winetasting @coyadubai by @african_eastern and #exportmanager par #chateaurauzansegla Andrean Gornard. The wines where @chateaurauzansegla #2005 #2008 & #2011: tree completely different vintages, with the ‘05 which was completely opened and ready to drink. Elegant with lots of secondary aromas of pencil, cedar, tobacco leaves. The ‘08 was much more floreal, fruitier and underbrush notes of mushrooms. While the ‘11 [...]

Gaggenau Connoisseur Awards 20019

By |2019-12-08T23:25:25+04:00December 9th, 2019|Events|

I would have probably been one of the first sommelier here in the UAE, and if any one would have told me that one day I would witness the First Professional UAE Sommeliers Awards I would probably thoughts it was a joke, yet it did happen on November 2nd 2019, in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi.  It did happen because people [...]

Pinot Grigio “Porer”: love at first sip.

By |2019-09-25T00:56:50+04:00September 17th, 2019|Wine Review|

Back in April I had the opportunity to meet here in Dubai, Helena Legeder daughter of the visionary Alois, a man which in the middle of 70's started operating the estate, focusing on quality and innovative methods in the vineyard and cellar. To be honest giving the fact that I knew very well the Estate and biodynamic approach to the [...]

A little secret from New Zealand

By |2019-07-14T11:37:43+04:00July 14th, 2019|Wine Review|

Brought this bottle of Libiamo “Field Blend” 2017 from my recent trip to #newzealand, after I discovered directly from the producer @jamesmillton who is an #artisanwinegrower, who in 1984, together with his wife Annie planted the very first #biodynamic #wineestate in the #southernhemisphere. The Milltons are endlessly committed to improvement, and without question should be credited as being one of [...]

A Grüner Veltliner from another planet

By |2019-07-13T17:40:39+04:00July 13th, 2019|Wine Review|

Martin is the son of Anita and Hans, a very long established wine family based in the Neusiedlersee wine region of Austria. They master in local grape varieties such as Blaufränkisch and Zweigelt and they use biodynamic and organic approach to their wine growing. The Manila is a #skinfermented #grunerveltliner The grapes were destemmed and without being crushed, fermented in [...]

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