Category Archives: Turkish Wines

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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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

Posted in Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chateau Kalpak, Genel, Gulor, Hoşköy, Melen, Murefte, Papazkarası, Tekirdag, thrace wine route, Turkish Wines, Şarköy | Leave a comment

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: 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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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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Doluca “Karma” Wines @ Changa Restaurant – Istanbul …

The last night I was at the wine & dine event held by Doluca Vineyards in Changa Restaurant – Istanbul. We were in an event of pairing Doluca’s Karma Wines with Changa’s head chef Mr Civan Er’s “fusion” style courses. … Continue reading

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Tasting Notes: Vinolus – Syrah 2009

I have finally tasted Vinolus’ Syrah from 2009 vintage. The grapes are coming from Denizli’s Guney region. On the nose you feel directly very impressive and nice eucaliptus aromas followed by cedar, chocolate and spicy notes together with rich fruity … Continue reading

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