Author Archives: Murat Mumcuoglu

About Murat Mumcuoglu

Crazy about wine & gastronomy... Chef & Owner of Istanbul's smallest tapas bar "Hola Panini & Tapas" located in Moda district...

Tasting notes for 25.05.2015

We had a lovely tasting event on May 25th. I may say that particularly I like such tasting events where the participants reflect their feelings about wine. We tasted very interesting wines with different varieties from different regions of Turkey. … Continue reading

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New tasting event – 15.06.2015

Dear followers, I will be doing a special tasting event on 15th of June at Brunelle Restaurant located inside St Joseph College Alumni Association in Moda – Istanbul. This time I am planning to bring you a complete set of local Turkish varities … Continue reading

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New date set for special event (25.05.2015)

Dear all, I have postponed the event to 25th of May. There will be also a special tasting during the event therefore please feel to contact me if you would like to participate. Cheers Murat

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Special event – May 18th

Dear followers, I will be doing a special event about oenology, viticulture and grapes on Monday, 18th of May at St Joseph College Alumni Association in Moda – Istanbul. For further information please write to mmumcuoglu@yahoo.com cheers Murat

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Get ready for special wine events…

Dear followers, Soon, I will be starting for special events in Istanbul related to Turkish wines. Please write me an email in order to get more information for all events (dates & details). My email is: mmumcuoglu@yahoo.com  Thanks Murat

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A Small Guide to Thrace Wine Route… (Part 2 – Şarköy)

Şarköy is located on the Marmara Sea coast line, about 1 hour from Tekirdağ city center. This sub-region was a major wine production place in the past during Ottoman Empire period. Especially the small village of Murefte has always been … Continue reading

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A Small Guide to Thrace Wine Route… (Part 1 – Tekirdag Region)

It’s been long time since I have not been writing in this blog… Well, since the last article that I have written in English, many things have been changed in Turkey especially in our lives about wine. Last year, a … Continue reading

Posted in barbare wines, Barel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chateau Nuzun, Genel, grenache, Merlot, Mourvedre, Pinot Noir, sauvignon blanc, Syrah/Shiraz, Tekirdag, thrace wine route, Turkish Wines, Umurbey, wine routes | 5 Comments

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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