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May 2019

The sun shines, grape ripen and wine is made. Why do some wines become wine superstars, command huge prices such as Vega Sicilia from Spain, Screaming Eagle from California, Domaine de Romanée Conti from Burgundy or Chateaux Margaux from Bordeaux, to name a few? What

Robert Parker, known as ‘the father of modern wine criticism’ and the most influential wine critic in the world has retired. The hysteria that surrounds a wine receiving a Parker score in the high 90’s is the wine equivalent of winning the lottery. The €300

Planing your vacation with wine is a great way of discovering new countries. Over the last 30 years I have visited wineries and vineyards all around the world giving me the opportunity to see many places that are definitely worth considering if you are planning