Priorat wine-the pleasurable detox

Priorat wine-the pleasurable detox

During the month, when everybody talks about greens, veggies, fruits, meat, gluten and dairy free, I can only blend my blog with this topic and suggest a simple recipe for a winter detox - go for red grape juice. Red wines has been through long observations in have...

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My Christmas Wine Advent Calendar

My Christmas Wine Advent Calendar

24th of December Christmas Eve, a day to reflect on the events that shaped your year, on the things that are important for you, on the lessons learnt and the people, who influenced your life. I am coming from Eastern Europe and we start the big celebrations on the...

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My Portuguese Xmas Love affair

My Portuguese Xmas Love affair

Portuguese Wines are ultimate pleasure to research and talk about. They are heavily underrated and underpriced in comparison to other European wines of the same class. To me they are pure excitement and challenge for every sommelier, as they always hide away a...

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Christmas on Columbia Road

Christmas on Columbia Road

  Every Wednesday until Christmas, the famous road with it's flower market, becomes a Christmas fairytale. This place takes you back in time with it's vintage and designer independent shops. Christmas Wednesdays  at Columbia is a unique event, just because this...

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Port Wine is your Christmas Grand Finale

Port Wine is your Christmas Grand Finale

Port wine originates from Portugal and the magnificent Duro Valley. It is a blend of black grape varieties. The process of making emphasises on the rapid extraction of colour and tannins from the skins, during a short period of fermentation. Port like Sherry is a...

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Thanksgiving Turkey for Xmas

Thanksgiving Turkey for Xmas

My gorgeous cousin Mariana Rose has managed to impress 25 guests with home-made turkey for Thanksgiving. She is outstanding cook and amazing hostess. The turkey was so juicy and full of flavours, perfectly suitable to wow everyone for Christmas and today she is my...

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From Thanksgiving to Xmas can be sexy with Napa

From Thanksgiving to Xmas can be sexy with Napa

Napa Valley wines are special. They share history of a great nation and great wine ambitions – to create the New World wine landmark. Anyone who has been around Napa Valley knows how magical this place is and how rich in every way California is for food and wine, a...

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Christmas in a Glass

Christmas in a Glass

3 Facts about Mulled Wine + 1 Great Way to Make It   Origin The very first use of the world “mull” (meaning “to heat, sweeten, and flavor with spices”) was dated by Merriam-Webster back to 1618, but the concept excited centuries before that. It is said that in ancient...

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