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 [...]

Bollinger La Grande Année 2008

By |2019-07-18T11:46:48+04:00July 17th, 2019|Events|

The 2008 La Grande Année has finally arrived in Dubai on the 3rd of July 2019 and presented to us in 3 format: Bottle 2008, degorged in November 2018. The magnum 2008, degorged in June 2018 and the Jeroboams 2008 degorged in November 2018. The first thing we notice is the changing in the label, more slick, premium and with [...]

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 [...]

Video Interview – Olivier Masmondet of Louis Jadot

By |2019-07-18T11:48:17+04:00October 30th, 2017|Video Interview|

VIDEO INTERVIEW Olivier Masmondet Export Manager for Louis Jadot Long history for Maison Luois Jadot since their first purchase in 1826 with Clos des Ursules, Beaune, France.  We meet with Olivier Masmondet, who talked us about the past, present, and future of the Maison.

TRAVEL – Garth Beer around Milan (Part 2)

By |2017-08-01T12:44:12+04:00August 1st, 2017|Travel|

Travel Garth Beer around Milan (Part 2) After spending about 30minutes perusing the shelf and speaking with the Shop Sommelier, I decided I needed to get some air and let my mind settle, all this wine talk, young vintages, great producers, and indecisiveness had given me a bit of a headache. While growing up as a kid, [...]

GUEST REVIEW – with Alain H Lee

By |2017-07-25T13:25:36+04:00July 25th, 2017|Guest Review|

GUEST REVIEW with Alain H Lee Alain H Lee is a Professional Wine Consultant from Western Australia and with an impressive background of experiences from around the world. Today Alain is sharing some of his latest wine trip in Margaret River to have an interview with Ryan O’Meara of Express Winemakers, one of 2017 Australia’s Young Guns [...]

MEET THE BARTENDER – Emilio Valencia

By |2017-05-20T10:24:50+04:00May 19th, 2017|Meet The Bartenders|

MEET THE BARTENDER Interview with Emilio Valencia Winner of Glenfiddich Experiments We all know Dubai brings some of the best dining entertainment when it comes to food & beverage, however some are so outstanding that they mustn’t go unnoticed. Early last year, the Glenfiddich Team came up with the idea to launch a series of events called [...]


By |2017-04-13T11:45:50+04:00April 13th, 2017|Meet The Professional|

MEET THE PROFESSIONAL Alberto Medici Co-Owner Medici Ermete Il Lambrusco   On the occasion of the Italian Cuisine World Summit 2016 organized by Rosario Scarpato here in Dubai, I had the honor of interviewing Alberto Medici, of the historic house of Medici Ermete, which produces top of the range Lambrusco. Not only classed top of the range [...]

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