Team Vincarta visit Wachau, Austria in search of Richard the Lionheart, Riesling, Schnitzel, Smaragd, Federspiel, Steinfeder, Jamek and Nikolaihof wineries.
Vincarta tastes some of the latest premium Romanian wines and finds childhood memories and Jancis Robinson’s promise of a ‘land of hope’ fulfilled.
Schloss Vollrads is another famous Rheingau riesling producer. Its first recorded sale was 800 years ago. We visited to see how it’s getting on in 2016.
They’ve been making wine at Schloss Johannisberg for the best part of 1,200 years, with the first written record of the winery dating back to the ninth century. Read about our visit for more history and wine reviews.
A couple of days ago, Matthew and I went to the Sipsmith Distillery in Chiswick, where we live, for a lovely two-hour tour, history lesson and tasting. Dear reader, we went for you and this is our report. It’s a rotten job but someone has to do it.
In my imagination, Bruges is a quaint, quiet medieval town that belongs to me. In reality, it’s full of tourists. But there are still hidden gems. Read on to discover where we shopped, what we saw and what we drank.
We explain how to prepare for wine tasting: what equipment you need, how to set up the room for a tasting and how to prepare yourself to get the most out of it.
Riesling is often overlooked but it’s a favourite of wine enthusiasts and sommeliers – and not for nothing, as Mirela and Matthew find out. Take another look at Riesling with Vincarta.
Looking back at Mirela’s first formal lessons in wine: the WSET Level 1 course. What does it cover? How long does it take? What comes next? Mirela’s new article explains the basics of wine and introduces the course.