Archive for the 'General' Category

Moved to Serbia

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

I recently relocated to Serbia. The choice of wines here is not as good as in Ireland (it’s actually quite bad), but there is an abundance of wines from the region, specifically from the ex-Yugoslavian states of Montenegro, Macedonia, Croatia and Slovenia. This is a region with great wine making potential since the climate is [...]

Hoegaarden (World Cup Fever)

Wednesday, June 14th, 2006

Well, due to the hot weather and the World Cup in Germany, I’ve mostly been drinking beer during the last few weeks. I’m a huge fan of Hoegaarden and this post is dedicated to it, the unique, refreshing and addictive Belgian white beer I’ve been enjoying a lot lately Hoegaarden is totally different, by nature. [...]

Notes from the O’Briens Wine Fair

Sunday, May 28th, 2006

Last weekend I visited the O’Briens biannual wine fair in Dublin. I did attend a few wine tasting events in the past, but this was a completely new experience for me. There were 45 producers from all over the world, all of them well selected by O’Briens and all with at least a few wines [...]

Another Web 2.0 Wine Site

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

Well, it looks like wine sharing sites are popping up faster than I drink wines! WineLog, a new site for wine lovers, just launched. Its a site that has user generated information on wines, including tags, ratings and comments. The content is not deep yet, and users are encouraged to add more wines to the [...]

Cork’d

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

Cork�d is a new free online networking service for wine lovers. It�s kind of like Flickr for wine. The service is still in it’s infancy, but the more people join the more fun it will be. You can use Cork�d to catalog, rate and review wines you�ve tasted. You can also keep track of wines [...]

Rating Wines

Sunday, May 14th, 2006

I will be rating each wine with a score from 1 to 10, 10 being the best. I know this scale is not used much in wine rating, but it is the one that is most useful and closest to me. The rating will include the wine as a whole, which means that only the [...]

Welcome to my Wine Diary

Sunday, May 14th, 2006

Hello and welcome to my wine diary! After having been exploring the world of wine quite chaotically for five years, I recently completed a “Wine Appreciation” course which opened my eyes, my taste buds and created a thirst for wine knowledge and of course, intensified my thirst for wine. I am now building my knowledge [...]