Le Volte Dell' Ornellaia 2013, Le Serre Nuove Dell' Ornellaia 2012, Ornellaia 2012, Ornellaia 2002

Tuscany is rightly famous for its Chianti and Brunello, but in the 70′s, rebellious winemakers wanted to make wine without the restrictions of the DOC rules and so created an entirely new category of wine, the Super Tuscan. Freed from constraints, these winemakers started to produce wines that blended French […] Read more »

Lebanon’s Chateau Musar

Chateau Musar Rosé 2012 and Blanc 2006

It might surprise some people to know that Lebanon is home to one of the world’s vinous treasures – Chateau Musar. At a lunch at Restaurant M, Premium Wine Exchange, Chateau Musar’s Philippine importers and Ralph Hochar, whose family owns Chateau Musar presented some of their wines. Wine grapes were […] Read more »

Joh. Jos. Prüm Riesling Dinner at Yurakuen

Joh. Jos. Prüm Kabinett 2011, Graacher Himmelreich Kabinett 2011, Graacher Himmelreich Kabinett 2008, Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett 2007 and Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Spätlese 2009

In the midst of the Christmas rush, I got a call from Premium Wine Exchange regarding the possibility of organizing a dinner around the wines of Joh. Jos. Prüm for the International Wine and Food Society Philippines Branch. The President of the largest German wine export firm, Mr. Wilhelm Steifensand […] Read more »

Impromptu Wine Tasting at Premium Wine Exchange

Tablas Creek Esprit de Beaucastel 2005

I was at Premium Wine Exchange (PWX) last January 17 for a photo shoot of some wines I import. While waiting for the photographer to show up, Gani walked in and I knew right away that that meant a drink or three was in order. He quickly accepted my offer […] Read more »