The Three B’s


She repeated it several times. “When you talk about Bairrada you only need to remember the three B’s.” Now I have a dirty mind, and the three B’s I first recalled were not exactly “Bical, Baga and Bairrada“, but it is undoubtedly a good mnemonic when it comes to memorising one of Portugal’s few wine … Continue reading The Three B’s

The Ojai Vineyard


This past week I had the good luck to be able to attend a lunch tasting with Mr. & Mrs. Tolmach, long-time owners and proprietors of The Ojai Vineyard in Santa Barbara County. The Ojai Vineyard is a winery whose wines I have tasted on and off throughout the years but never really had the … Continue reading The Ojai Vineyard

Pig & Donkey


The red wines of Zio Porco and Contrà Soarda show another side of Veneto.