Tuesday, April 27, 2010

No wine yet?

Visit to a Cave in Porto

A friend asked me why I have not posted about wine yet. And she was right. If I pretend to write about food, travel and wine, then I need to write about that celestial, great, marvelous, and nothing earthly drink called WINE.
I have visited several caves in different countries to learn and taste wine. It is a pleasant and enjoyable activity to include during the holidays. What I do recommend? I have visited caves in Chile, France, Italy, Spain and Portugal.....All of them are superb! However, the ones that I remember the most are in Porto (Portugal). Probably, it was a combination of a beautiful city with excellent food and superior scenery.
I do not drink wine everyday, but I do like to have a nice glass of wine with a great food and great company. What kind of wine do I like the best? Many. Do I have a favourite one? Not really. However, I have to admit that I do have preferences for certain wines from specific locations. Which ones? Here you have my favourite list:
Argentina: Malbec, Tempranillo, Torrontes Mendocino, Semillon
Australia: Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Chile: Cabervet sauvignon, Carmenere, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc, Sémillon, 
Egypt: Cabernet sauvignon, Pinot Blanc
France: Pinot noir, Balzac, Muscat Blanc a Petits Grains, Muscat of Alexandria, Cabernet Franc
Germany: Riesling, Weißer Burgunder, Gewürztraminer, Morio Muscat
Greece: Agiorgitiko, Mavrodafni, Savatiano
Italy: Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Nero d'Avola , Negroamaro, Moscato, Pinot gris
SouthAfrica: Merlot, Chardonnay
Spain: Tempranillo, Rioja, Macabeo, Perallada, Xarel-lo
New Zealand: Pinot noir
Portugal: All wines from Oporto (Douro river valley) and Vinho verde
Turkey: Çal Karası and Kalecik Karası 
USA: Zinfandel (California) and some Sauvignon blanc

Canadian and Mexican wines? No thanks

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