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12 Apr 2021

Category: News


The Romanian Rosé Wines through the eyes of Elizabeth Gabay MW 

Meeting the author of a book on a niche subject like rosé wines is an honor, and an excellent opportunity to satisfy your inner imbibe geek. Elizabeth Gabay MW is the mastermind behind Rosé- Understanding the Pink Revolution;  the volume covers history, viticulture, classical and…


MARAMA- Stories from the Crown Domain Segarcea 

Wine is among the few drinks for which the stories woven around them can bring them up to a  sacred level. In fact, without a story around it, wine is flat and worthless. It comes to life when it is connected to a place, a…


24K Gold Leaf Steak Burger at Hard Rock Cafe 

Five years after a Chelsea restaurant brought the gold leaf burger to the public at the prohibitive price of 1100 pounds, Hard Rock Cafe democratizes luxury and introduces a glam rock food: the 24K Gold Leaf Steak Burger. Although gold tastes neutral, it can be…


Domaine Vinarte- Tradition, reinvention, evolution 

Rethinking strategies, conquering new markets, making major investments în wine tourism, and rebranding to keep up with the times, this is what is on Vinarte’s agenda in 2019. As they turn 20 years old in business, Vinarte announces some philosophy changes and wants a redefinition, in…


Top Moldovian Wines in a Masterclass by Frank Smulders MW 

I am a huge fan of Moldavian wines and their promotional strategy. I was impressed when I visited five of their wineries a month ago, spending two days on the “WINEding roads” and tasting their top offers. Since that was just a sneak preview in…


The Wines of Bulgaria, Romania and Moldova- Book review 

In the “Back to school” spirit I bring forward a volume which will most likely become a textbook reference for Eastern European wines, regions and wine economics. Caroline Gilby MW created the manuscript for “The wines of Bulgaria, Romanian and Moldova” with the meticulosity of…