Category Archives: Sherry

Tasting of mixed new releases with a few heavy-duty Super Tuscans included

Earlier in December I tasted a selection of recent releases on the Swedish market. This type of “purchase a ticket and taste the wines at your own pace”-tasting is arranged a number of times per year by a Munskänkarna, a … Continue reading

Posted in Bordeaux, Cabernet Sauvignon, California, Champagne, Chardonnay, Grenache, Merlot, Munskänkarna, Port, Sherry, Syrah, Tuscany | 1 Comment

Tio Pepe Fino En Rama 2013

In 2010, the major Sherry producer Gonzalez & Byass started an annual tradition by releasing Tio Pepe Fino En Rama in spring or early summer. The difference between the En Rama versionen (rama = “raw” in Spanish ) from regular Tio Pepe is that it … Continue reading

Posted in Sherry | Leave a comment

Mixed reds and fortifieds served blind

The course-intensive Swedish wine tasting association Munskänkarna only arranges tests at the highest level (“level 3”, should roughly corresond to WSET Diploma level) every second year – typically theoretical test in November of even-numbered years followed by a practical test … Continue reading

Posted in Bordeaux, Italy, Madeira, Munskänkarna, Muscat, Port, Rhône, Sherry | Leave a comment