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 [...]

EVENT – Pop up wine bar by Tasted and Rated

By |2017-04-13T11:44:54+04:00April 13th, 2017|Events|

Event Pop Up Wine Bar by Tasted And Rated   ITALIAN MINA BEACH FESTIVAL WESTIN MINA SEYAHI DUBAI Thursday, 16TH March, 2017 The brand new Italian Mina Beach Festival brings a unique lifestyle event to the shores of Dubai, with Le Meridien Mina Seyahi’s amphitheatre turning into a Mediterranean haven for lovers of Italian cuisine [...]

EVENT – PIZZA GOURMET How to Perfectly Pair Pizza & Wine

By |2017-03-25T08:26:05+04:00March 25th, 2017|Events|

EVENT PIZZA GOURMET How to Perfectly Pair Pizza &Wine Thursday, 2 March 2017 Before I start this article, I should first answer an important question. What is a Pizza chef doing on TastedAndRated? The answer is pretty easy: nowadays the pizza for many of us, is not only one of the most loved dishes around the world, [...]


By |2017-03-23T09:48:24+04:00March 23rd, 2017|Meet The Professional|

MEET THE PROFESSIONAL Edouard Moueix Deputy General Manager of Jean-Pierre Moueix When I launched TastedAndRated I would never have imagined I would have the opportunity to interview Edouard Moueix. So I was so humbled to spend three beautiful days with him, while talking and drinking his beautiful wines from Pomerol, St. Emilion and Napa Valley. Edouard is the [...]

WINE REVIEW – Jean-Pierre Moueix Wines from Napa Valley

By |2017-03-28T15:34:45+04:00March 22nd, 2017|Wine Review|

WINE REVIEW By Simone Luca Gagliardi Jean-Pierre Moueix Wines from Napa Valley During the visit of Edouard Moueix, (Deputy General Manager of J-P Moeuix Wines), I was privileged enough to be involved in a master class session where invitees were invited to taste and rate his wines from Napa valley. Such iconic wines of course deserved an [...]

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