Category Archives: Tasting notes

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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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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Tasting notes: Louis de Grenelle Grande Cuvée– Saumur – Crémant de Loire

I bought this wine from Louis de Grenelle when I visited them in September 2010 during our great wine escape to France. It’s a classical “crémant” produced by “traditional method” (champagne method). 80% Chenin Blanc and 20% Chardonnay are used for this … Continue reading

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Tasting notes: Tenuta Sanguido – Guidalberto 2008

 “Guidalberto” is the second wine of Tenuto San Guido, producer of the Super Tuscan legend “Sassicaia”. Guidalberto’s 2008 vintage has a typical ruby color with some violet highlights. The grapes are 45% Cabernet Sauvignon – 45% Merlot and 10% San … Continue reading

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