Monthly Archives: June 2011

Tasting notes: Cloudy Bay 2009 – Sauvignon Blanc

Cloudy Bay is New Zealand’s one of the most important wine producers. They are famous for their Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough region. This 2009 vintage Sauvignon Blanc has a pale lemon color. It has a medium level of intensity on … Continue reading

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Tasting notes: Barbare Prestige 2009

“Barbare” was one of the successful wines during the tasting sessions of “Master of Wine weekend” held last month in Istanbul.  They have organic vineyards nearby Tekirdag’s Barbaros village. “Barbare” is one of Turkey’s new wines and finally I got … Continue reading

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Tasting notes: Kayra Vintage Sangiovese 2007

It’s one of the interesting wines of Kayra’s Vintage series. Produced by the Sangiovese grapes coming from Manisa – Turgutlu’s Halilbeyli village. This 2007 vintage has some highlights of brown in color, an opaque red. On the nose it is … Continue reading

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Pairing wine with “Adana kebab”…

I was a little lazy within the last few weeks for my “gastroworks” blog, while I was continuously writing my Turkish blog “sarapatolyesi”… Anyhow, let’s continue with the “kebab & wine” relation… Last month while I was in Adana (Turkey’s … Continue reading

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Tiny kebab house behind the green door…

Each time I’ve been to Adana, my home town, I always consult only one person in order to eat a real Adana Kebab. He is a friend of mine (from our childhood periods), Emre Dalgic, who is a Pharmacist in … Continue reading

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