Category Archives: Turkish Wines

Tasting notes: Buyulubag Wines Tasting Session @ Rouge Wine Bar

I was at Rouge Wine Bar located at Taksim district of Istanbul for a special wine tasting session for Buyulubag Vineyards. Buyulubag Vineyards is located in Avsa Island on the southern part of Marmara Sea. During the session we tasted … Continue reading

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Tasting notes: Vinolus Emir 2007

“Emir” is the local white varietal of Capadocia region of Turkey. I like “Emir” especially due to its strong mineral structure. And I’ve always believed that since it’s been a varietal that well integrates its region there has been always a potential to … Continue reading

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Tasting Notes: Likya Isinda Rose 2009 – Rice from Pounded Unripe Wheat with Shrimps / Steamed Vegetables with Celery/Red Beet Purée

Likya Wines are producing interesting wines from Antalya – Elmali region of Turkey. This Rose Wine from 2009 vintage made by Kalecik Karasi grape, has classic salmon color. Strawberry is very intensive on the nose and the palate, just like … Continue reading

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It’s a classic… Pandeli…

Try to enter the 450 years old legendary Spice Bazaar (or Egyptian Bazaar) located in Eminonu district of Istanbul from the front gate towards the sea. Once you cross the Bazaar’s heavy duty iron gates immediately turn left and you … Continue reading

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Tasting notes: 2 different Kalecik Karasi varietal– Trajan Kalecik Karasi 2009 and Vinolus Kalecik Karasi 2007

“Kalecik Karasi” grape is Turkey’s one of the special varietal grapes originated from the town of Kalecik nearby Ankara Central Anatolia. Trajan is trademark of Tomurcukbag vineyards from Kalecik town. Their 2009 vintage Kalecik Karasi wine is a good example … Continue reading

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Tasting notes: Vinolus – Okuzgozu/Bogazkere 2008 – Turkey

Another Vinolus wine from Okuzgozu & Bogazkere grapes grown in South-Eastern part of Turkey  Diyarbakir Germik and Elazig. This is a very simple example of a table wine which you can enjoy smoothly. As I mentioned in my previous post … Continue reading

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Tasting notes: Turasan Seneler – Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Syrah 2008 – Turkey

This is one of the best Turasan red wines which was purchased for a priced of 30 TL from their wine shop in Cappadocia (The same wine is around 40 TL in Istanbul market)… Even, I may say that according … Continue reading

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