200Looking forward to an awesome way to start your 2-week Eurotrip, but still have 6 hours of flight to go? Drink some wine. Coping with the stress of your soul-crushing job while you contemplate running away to Iceland and becoming a sheep herder? Drink some wine. Alone on a fictional “holiday” on which people try to make up for all the bullshit they’ve projected in a relationship with a card and a box of chocolates? Screw that, drink some goddamn wine. And hey, if you need more reasons besides the bliss of just sitting back and getting intoxicated, this year’s Valentine’s is falling on a Wednesday, which means…WINE WEDNESDAY. Salute to that!
Here are Grape Nomad´s top 10 bottle picks that have nothing to do with shitty holidays, but have all the love and romance you seek in a significant other. And, if my estimations are correct, they’re much better (and cheaper) than hiring a hooker, going to Burger King, eating four Double Whoppers, regretting your own existence and crying yourself to sleep. Continue reading “10 Wines To Accompany Your Frigid Loneliness On Valentine’s”
It’s that time of the year again, time to recap my favourite wines of 2017, a year that had a huge personal impact on me. It flew by so quickly that I don’t even remember which events significantly influenced the world (except for Kim Jong-un’s missile craziness and Trump’s rants to that). What I do remember is that I tasted some D-O-P-E wines that would make it in the top 10 life-changing list easily. Unlike the 2016 cellar picks, this year was a lot more diverse and tightly knitted to exciting stuff that happened to me along the way. As a side-note, these are not bottles necessarily released during the year, nor are the scores something you have to blindly follow. I urge you to explore, be open and enjoy whatever gems you find from these top 10 picks. Continue reading “Grape Nomad’s Top 10 Cellar Picks of 2017”
It’s been almost a year since I attended my first UK wine fair – The Great New Zealand Wine Tasting held at Lindley Hall, London. For some mysterious reason, the universe eventually stirred me to Singapore’s Wakanui, a restaurant with a main focus on New Zealand’s beautiful food and wine. I finally settled in a place that benefits me in all kinds of ways and to which I hope to contribute greatly. One of those awesome benefits was the 1855’s Wine & Whisky Week Christmas Edition, Singapore’s largest wine & whisky event with over 500 labels from over 20 countries. I loved the concept – you come on Monday, try 30 wines, then you come on Thursday and try a totally different flight of 30 wines. This is how the organizers promote different brands and let wine lovers discover a huge chunk of the 1855 portfolio. Besides that, the fair offered 12 Masterclasses (I attended Macallan’s) and amazing discounts that should not have been missed. After tasting cca 100 samples, I cherry-picked a top 10 list as a buying guide in spirit of the upcoming holidays, enjoy! Continue reading “Singapore’s Holiday Wine Buying Guide (1855 The Bottle Shop Selection)”
What a rollecoaster of weather conditions 2017 has been. From spring frost to extreme temperatures to heavy rain, this was truly the survival of the fittest. Only the most competent viticulturists got their grapes out of this alive and well and have passed the torch to their winemakers. Talking to some of the most skillful people in the Balkan region, I can conclude that the 2017 vintage will bring bottled magic to our tables. We just have to WAIT. Will it be worth it? Read on and find out. Continue reading “Ask the Pros: 2017 Balkan Vintage Report”