Veyder Malberg Gruner Veltliner Hochrain

I have always been a fan of Austrian wines, in particular the lighter-styled Gruner Veltliners and Rieslings from the Wachau in Lower Austria. Over the years, the pricier and highly rated wines designated “Smaragd”, have become fuller, clocking in above 13.5% ABV and making it quite difficult to finish a bottle, at least for me.Continue reading “Veyder Malberg Gruner Veltliner Hochrain”

Bogedal Beer, Denmark

This micro-brewery produces about 70,000 bottles annually and can be compared to a wine in its complexity.  The pre-industrial age style beer produced from gravity flow is unfiltered and un-pasteurized, leaving behind a complex, deep and delicate yet strong, rich beer.  The producers puts all emphasis on quality and you can see in on the selectionContinue reading “Bogedal Beer, Denmark”

Cote Rotie, Rhone

Even after years of drinking my way through the various intoxicating appellations of the Rhone Valley, I continue to be mesmerized by the wines from the Northern section, especially those from the steep sloped vineyards of Cote Rotie, located above the town of Ampuis and equal to the size of Hua Hin Hills Vineyard inContinue reading “Cote Rotie, Rhone”