Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2010 Astralis is still quite primary eliciting aromas of black plums, blueberry compote and blackcurrant liqueur with a savory and baking spice undercurrent plus a fragrant whiff of violets. Very structured, fine and complex in the medium to full-bodied mouth, this wine is revealing much more than when I first tasted it a year ago and is now showing layer upon layer of black fruit preserves, mocha, toast and spices before finishing with great length. Extraordinary wine.
Qvevri Pride In Post-Soviet Georgia
“During Soviet times, when qvevri wines were not resected or allowed, we lost much of our acquired wisdom about qvevri,” said historian and oenologist Giorgi Barisashvili explained. “Bad habits were formed because quantity mattered more than quality.” He
A Night Of Decoding The Terra-Cotta Myth
Last week, we gathered a crowd of patrons, wine geeks and sommeliers to experiment the kinky pleasure of orange wine and raw fish pairing at an omakase dinner. The night was intense - the pairing of 12 dishes for six wine (from three different countries)