I first met Christian Fink in Vienna in 2017 during the Best Sommelier of Europe. We visited the Egon Schiele pop- up exhibition at the Albertina Museum together with some other winemakers and sommeliers, then shared dinner and art issues. He was then sitted at...

June 8, 2023 – Château Jean Faure organised the first Cabernet franc Symposium. University professors, researchers, nurserymen, oenologists, viticulturists, sommeliers, MWs and candidates to the program of the IMW all shared their interest, passion, and thoughts about this intriguing grape variety with long history and...

A brief overview of Romanian wine, its scale statistically and brief history Romania is home to one of the oldest wine growing cultures in Europe, predating ancient Dacia, shaped by the Romans, the monasteries and subsequently influenced by the French. It now has a clear focus...

An Anatomy of 2022 in Provence -  First thoughts and conclusions based on the Rosé Press Tasting, February 2, 2022 The 2022 vintage in Provence almost came as a blessing after the challenging frost- affected and mildew- impacted 2021. With an estimated rise in volume of...

Article inspired by PhD Ivan Urošević - TOK Distillery – “Rakija plum brandy production” Rakija is one of the most produced and consumed beverages in Serbia and the Balkans, generally speaking. But what is Rakija? The definition of Rakija: Produced entirely by fermentation of fruits and distillation...