It’s hot these days in Munich with temperatures of about 30°C. This dwelling heat is perfect for fresh summer wines. Below is a list of wines which I recommend for this warm period of the year.
San Leonardo is a red wine from the Trentino-Alto Adige region in Italy which has been recommended to me by friends and fellow wine lovers alike. Some praised it as one of the best Italian reds. Others described it to me as mind-blowing. So my expectations were obviously quite high. Were they met? Below are my thoughts on San Leonardo, vintage 2006.
Today’s post is about sweet wine, in particular why it is not as bad as its reputation is. I live in Germany and in this country there is a general prejudice against sweet wines. It is not uncommon that wine drinkers who prefer sweet wines are not taken seriously by fellow wine lovers. While all sweet wines have a tough time in Germany, red sweet wines have a particular bad reputation.
Today’s post is all about Lombrone, a Sangiovese varietal that hails from Montecucco in Tuscany. Montecucco is a wine-producing area which sits between Scansano, best known for Morellino di Scansano, and Montalcino, birthplace of the world-famous Brunello di Montalcino.
As some of you might know, last week I went to a Gambero Rosso wine event together with fellow wine lover Emi. After the tasting we headed to one of Emi’s favorite wine bars, Sarfati which only serves so-called natural wines. A natural wines bar? Yes!