Category Archives: Wine Producers

Painted Wolf seen in Toon

Jeremy Borg of Painted Wolf Wines was in town this week catching up with old friends and giving a tasting of his wares at Carruthers and Kent in Gosforth. It’s not the first time Jeremy have been at Claire and … Continue reading

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Plastovo wine, Vina Sladić, Croatia

The final full day of the AdVintage 2016 wine tour saw us heading northwest from Trogir to the village of Plastovo, near the town of Skradin and the tourist magnet of the Krka National Park (which we visited immediately after the tasting). … Continue reading

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Imotski wine, Šimunović & Grabovac, Croatia

Day 2 of the AdVintage 2016 wine tour saw us in Imotski, a small town east from Split, only a couple of kilometers from the border with Bosnia & Herzegovina. As a tourist destination it is famous for its Blue and Red … Continue reading

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Kaštela wine, Putalj & Bedalov, Croatia

Day 1 of the AdVintage 2016 wine tour saw us in Kaštela, the administrative name for seven small towns east of Trogir and northwest of Split. This area has been growing grapes back to the Romans, Greeks and Illyrians ,with records of the … Continue reading

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Split Decision; AdVintage Wine Holiday 2016

Summer has come and gone, at least as far as I’m concerned now that my yearly wine holiday with AdVintage Wine is over. For 2016 it was Croatia’s Dalmatian coastline as the destination, with a hotel base in Seget Donji (just east … Continue reading

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Producteurs Plaimont with Xavier Didelon

Last month I was invited by local wine educator Helen Savage for a tasting of wines from Producteurs Plaimont, a co-operative in the South West of France. Presenting the wines was Xavier Didelon, an Alsace native who has worked for Plaimont for the … Continue reading

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De Muller, by Papal approval

The AdVintage September 2013 wine tour of Tarragona continued with a visit to the De Muller winery in Mas de Valls, just outside of the town of Reus. Founded in 1851 by Don Auguste de Muller and Ruinart de Brimont, … Continue reading

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Mas Vicenç, D.O. Tarragona

The first visit of the AdVintage September 2013 wine tour of Tarragona was to a small family producer in the Alt Camp area of Catalonia, on the edge of Conca de Barberà. Originally a small agricultural holding bought by Vicenç … Continue reading

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Bordeaux , a whistle stop tour

As I discussed in my Bordeaux, a History piece the region I chose for my second NEWTS tasting isn’t one where I’ve had any personal knowledge of experience of. The main reason I ended up standing in front of August’s … Continue reading

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Château d’Yquem

What’s in a name? that which we call Sauternes, by any other name would taste as sweet. My butchering of the Bard aside, when it comes to the great sweet wines of Sauternes and Barsac there is one name that … Continue reading

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