Archive for 17. september 2017

Old Madeira, fresh riesling and the best company

Sometimes being at the right place at the right time can give you unique tasting experiences. It is my experience that being close to André Ribeirinho will increase the chances a lot. When he involves his good friend Dirk Niepoort to be a part, then the potential for good wine experiences has no limits. This happened again this year, when we were at the Port Wine Day. We got stuck at a Quinta with not so interesting wines, and on a Saturday night that is not fun. A short time later we were sitting around a table at Quinta do Napoles with Dirk Niepoort as our generous host. I cannot thank Dirk enough for his generosity and hospitality.

These were the wines served to us this evening, and apart from the first one, all wines were served blind.

Mosel Kettern Riesling

2015 D+D Niepoort & Philipp Kettern, Falkenberg, Riesling, Mosel – just what I was craving for. Read more

1960s is a legendary decade for Portwine

A Flight of the Sixties is something you should not miss. This is the highlight of the Port Wine Day 2017 and this master class will take us through a very interesting decade. The tasting was conducted by Bento Amaral and a few of the producers. Thank you IVDP for the invitation to this Portwine event.

1960s Portwine
The conclusion after this tasting must be that, based on these wines, this is a legendary decade for Portwine. Only one of the 18 wines tasted was given less than 90 points. That is for me pretty outstanding. Read more

Pizza & Portwine = perfect

Pizza and Portwine is a perfect way to start this years celebration around PortWineDay. After an early flight out of Copenhagen for me, we arrived to Porto before lunch. We went to the IVDP (officiel Portwine Institute and our host) where we should have this lunch.

In a time where Portwine is still struggling with an ‘old man’s image’ is this a nice and modern approach to set the scene for a few informal days in the land of Portwine. The next couple of days will be in the oldest demarked wine region of the world: The Douro. Here we will visit vineyards and wineries, have fun and learn even more about the region and its lovely wines.

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De Morgenzon, besøg på vingården

Forleden dag havde jeg fornøjelsen af at besøge en af de førende vingårde i Sydafrika; De Morgenzon. En vingård der er beliggende i Stellenbosch regionen. På mange måder et stort område, som i dette underområde byder på nogle af de bedste betingelser for en del forskellige druer. Det afspejles også i vingårdens produktion, som spænder vidt.

De Morgenzon

Vinmarkerne er beliggende på skråninger rundt om vingården, med meget forskellige eksponering, hvilken er en fordel når der skal vælges lokation til de enkelte druer. De køligste vinmarker, øverst på skråningerne, er til chenin blanc. De varmeste med optimal eksponering mod solen er til grenache. Der kæles for alle detaljer på vingården, hvor der arbejdes med god beplantning mellem vinstokkene, for at skabe det bedst mulige økosystem i vinmarkerne. Man har fra ejernes side en klar holdning til at den gode vin starter i vinmarken. For at skabe den rette stemning, og balance, fra start så er der opsat højtalere i hele vinmarken, kælderen osv. Her afspilles 24/7 klassisk musik for at skabe ro og god stemning.

Påvirker det vinen? Godt spørgsmål, men Read more