Articles and Tasting Notes

A Brief Introduction to Hungarian Wine

A Brief Introduction to Hungarian Wine

While we’re not going to pretend to be experts on Hungarian wine (not yet, anyway), there is enough shared history between Austria and Hungary to make us feel a certain affinity to it. After all, until 1918 the two countries were the main constituents of […]

Dreaming big: the PB Valley Wine Estate

Dreaming big: the PB Valley Wine Estate

Dreams. We all have them. Some will be realised, some not. Some may be quite easily accomplished; some require vast amounts of patience, determination, skill, luck, money, or, indeed, all of the above. The PB Valley Wine Estate in Thailand is among the latter – […]

Exceeding Expectations: the GranMonte Wine Estate

Exceeding Expectations: the GranMonte Wine Estate

“It was supposed to be a retirement project for Dad,” says Mimi Lohitnavy. And thus begins a pretty good wine story. Back in 1999, Visooth and Sakuna Lohitnavy were looking for land on which to build a holiday cottage. Not too far away from their […]

New Latitudes: a taste of Vietnamese wine

New Latitudes: a taste of Vietnamese wine

“No,” said the security guard. “This is a winery.” “Yes,” we said, with our biggest smiles. “Can we come in?” “No,” he repeated, unmoving. “A winery.” He pronounced it ‘winnery’ – a touch ironic, really, given that the Vietnamese wine industry appears to be doing […]

Chateau Musar 1987

Chateau Musar 1987

The fertile Bekaa Valley of Lebanon is one of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world. This long history nearly ended during the Lebanese civil war (1975-1990), which brought wine production to its knees, but thanks to pioneers such as Chateau Musar, the Lebanese wine […]

A tasting of Hattingley Valley wines

A tasting of Hattingley Valley wines

‘Bubbles from England’   Global warming. It’s nothing new. For years, most parts of the world have been fighting against the (sometimes catastrophic) effects of climate change and, as far as wine production goes, it can often be a bitter tale. But as with all […]