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Funky Labels: 12 Volts from Bodega 4 Kilos, Mallorca

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Always loved this label from Bodega 4 Kilos. It is a winery on the Spanish Island Mallorca which makes wines mostly from autochton varieties. This wine in particular, 12 Volts, comprises only 20% of the local variety Callet, the rest being Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet. I remember it was a great wine but forgot to take notes. I thought I’d still share that label. Read the rest of this entry »

Categories: Misc,Spain

Aged Bordeaux Grand Crus: My Blind Tasting of the Year!

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Blind Tastings are supposed to be the essence of this website and yet, it happens that none occurs for very long periods of time. Hence I felt somehow relieved when we finally found a date that worked for all of us and the topic was rather secondary at first.
But then Oskar told me he wanted to make it a special tasting and that he’ll take care of the bottles. I could easily live with that, and laid back in awaitance of some decent wines. Read the rest of this entry »

2007 Petalos, D.O. Bierzo, Descendientes de J. Palacios

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Mmmh, endlich mal wieder ein spanischer Wein mit „dunkler“ Aromatik! Zuviele iberische Marmeladenweine hab ich zuletzt im Glas gehabt, manchmal fehlt da trotz aller Qualität einfach die Abwechslung. Doch dieser Petalos aus Bierzo war anders. Read the rest of this entry »

Categories: Bierzo,Spain

Last Breakfast in Spain

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Vacation breakfast at noon next to the Boqueria market in Barcelona: Olives between a Caña and a shot of Gazpacho.
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San Sebastian

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Food and San Sebastian are nearly synonymous words. One cannot get into one of the numerous bars of the old town without being confronted to huge amounts of delicious Pintxos (Basque word for Tapas) which are displayed on the counter, ready for being picked and eaten.

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I seized the opportunity for trying one or 2 things I’ve never had befor like those angulas or baby eels. They actually don’t really taste like fish, rather like slightly sweet seafood. But most importantly they are pretty delicious Read the rest of this entry »

Back On!

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Reims Cathedral as an appetizer …

I just came back from a very enjoyable road trip that took us through France, Spain and Southern Germany and after several weeks of internet abstinence I am happy to slowly go through all the fellow blogger posts I missed during that time. Read the rest of this entry »

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