Posts Tagged ‘Portugal’

Apr 19, 2006

Ouch…That’s Got To Hurt!

Imagine the great French chef Joel Robuchon announced he would no longer be serving French wine in his restaurants because it was too expensive and wasn’t high enough quality. Exactly. The French people would have a "Teezee Feet" (that’s "Tizzy Fit" in English). Well, here you have the equivalent of what has occurred in Portugal where one of the leading producers of Portuguese wine has announced they are abandoning cork closures for their wine in favor of screw caps. Those…

Apr 14, 2006

Sentiments on Portugal and Wine Ratiings at Sediments

Two good posts in a row over at Wine Sediments. Yesterday Mark Fisher, the editor of the group blog to which I also contribute, took on the notion of wine ratings and how they are offered in complete disregard for any acknowledgment of terroir and source. He’s also concerned that it is very unlikely that a review of 100,000 case bottling of a wine can’t really offer the reader any expectation that in buying the wine it will have any…