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SIGNATURES ON THE WINE BOTTLES

I was in a supermarket in Chile, with a very large wine section. I spent a lot of time to examine the bottles and read the labels in order to know more the Chilean wines. Somehow, in the section where there were the higher priced bottles, a small detail took my attention: There was the… Continue reading SIGNATURES ON THE WINE BOTTLES

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NEW IN NOVA SCOTIA

Moving to Nova Scotia in December, after staying 10 days in Los Angeles with 18 – 20 oC (64 – 68 oF), was not the warmest thing I’ve made so far in my life. But I did. I was welcomed with a nice snow storm and I had my first shoveling experience, just 2 days after… Continue reading NEW IN NOVA SCOTIA

Wi.Nes&Food · Winey Adventures in Chile

SAVORS OF CHILE – 2

I hope you are hungry again, because we are continuing from right here: Ceviche There are many versions of ceviche, since there are many countries that make traditionally the same dish. The version that I ate in Chile was with salmon and shrimps. They are freshly marinated with a lot of lemon juice, onions and… Continue reading SAVORS OF CHILE – 2

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A GLASS OF CHAMPAGNE FOR MY BIRTHDAY

I was born on a rainy day many years ago, in a hospital room by the bay of Izmir. According to the information that I’ve got from very reliable sources (in other words from my mom), I was very small with nice nails and very long, dark and pretty hair. Since then, I have been… Continue reading A GLASS OF CHAMPAGNE FOR MY BIRTHDAY

Wi.Nes&Food

MY FAVORITE DISH & EXPERIMENTAL WINE PAIRINGS

Mercimek köftesi is one of my favorite dishes. As I travel a lot, when people ask me to cook something Turkish, I usually cook this because it has the easiest ingredients to find abroad. When I was living in Italy, I’ve even attended to a cooking contest for international residents and I won the contest… Continue reading MY FAVORITE DISH & EXPERIMENTAL WINE PAIRINGS

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GLOBAL INSPIRATIONS

When I had watched Mondovino, I was in the class of wine economics, in Montpellier, in 2013. Our professor found it essential to watch this documentary to have a broader understanding of the globalization of the wine business. This documentary was shot in 2004, since than the globalization is continuing with full speed; many big… Continue reading GLOBAL INSPIRATIONS

Bordeaux

DRINKING GOLD IN CHATEAU D’YQUEM

I was very lucky to drink my first (and until now last) glass of Château d’Yquem, right in Château d’Yquem. An experience that I will always remember, and that I will render unforgettable by sharing it with you. Before visiting Château d’Yquem and tasting its wine, I’ve heard many things about it, of course. However,… Continue reading DRINKING GOLD IN CHATEAU D’YQUEM