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  • dead puddle says:

    9/18/2019 2:31:00 PM - Hi Papies, just a question for one of you humble fan : what is the best way to buy the best assyrtiko when you live in France. It seems that Greece does not allow more than three bottles for private export...

  • MC2 Wines says:

    12/4/2018 6:00:00 AM - Thanks so much for the tip! We'll have to look into it for next time (I'm hoping to go again next year). We were floored by how basically everywhere was really tasty (at least in the Alba area - when we got to Lake Garda perhaps not quite as much).

  • marcusmer says:

    12/3/2018 1:47:00 AM - You have a great cellar test1

  • marcusmer says:

    12/3/2018 1:40:00 AM - Текст для постинга с спинтакс

  • empire80 says:

    11/4/2018 12:54:00 PM - Thanks for adding me into your network - I thought I was already a fan of yours, because I remember seeing your write-up of an Isole e Olena dinner at the Ledbury many years ago that I also enjoyed, and I've seen your name crop up at several other tastings I've attended. I enjoyed your notes from the Dom Perignon masterclass yesterday. I thought the line-up was superb but I didn't learn as much as I expected from the speaker - a bit too rambling for me!

  • nzinkgraf says:

    10/15/2018 7:46:00 AM - Thanks for the great notes on your trip to Piedmonte. I need me some Ciao del Tornavento again. Cheers!!

  • scott w says:

    11/16/2017 10:30:00 AM - Just discovered some of your notes, beautifully written and to the point. Looking forward to reading more. Cheers!

  • AndrewSGHall says:

    7/29/2017 10:35:00 AM - (As a wine person, not as CT admin) I really enjoy your notes on Greek (and Cyprus) wines. Nice to see others who appreciate them and are realistic about their +/-. Thanks for all the notes.

  • Callum's Corkers says:

    4/17/2017 9:09:00 AM - Nice. Thanks.

  • jmcmchi says:

    3/7/2017 7:51:00 PM - I appreciate your notes on wines more readily available in London than in the Pacific North West....and envy your access to james H's tastings

  • Mascarello59 says:

    2/9/2017 12:37:00 AM - Happy to be fans of each other. We seem to be going to the same events!

  • VlgJeff says:

    11/27/2016 10:15:00 AM - Thanks for reaching out. I greatly appreciate, and enjoy, that you take the time to write tasting notes -- not just ratings. Keep up the tasting, and the sharing. A bit curious what aspect of the industry you're in? Tough to do 750+ TNs/yr, with multiple TNs/day, otherwise. Many thanks, VlgJeff.

  • englishman's claret says:

    8/17/2016 6:41:00 PM - Hello - have long enjoyed your tasting notes. My girlfriend and I will be visiting London in the first week of October and I was wondering if you knew of any good wine tastings that might be going on from the 3rd - 7th. Kind regards Marc

  • BuzzzzOff says:

    5/11/2016 5:50:00 PM - Good to be friends!

  • Purple Tooth says:

    3/17/2016 10:03:00 AM - Liberty or cake? Wine please...from france, and preferably a St. Julien...Cheers Papies!

  • FransS says:

    12/9/2015 7:16:00 AM - ☺! Thanks for your attention for my notes. Greeting FransS

  • mcbrown76 says:

    8/26/2014 9:18:00 AM - Papies: Brilliant Napa Valley Tour, did you organize it all yourself or have the tour planned for you by an agent or company? My wife and I are planning to visit next year, your tour looks similar to what I've been thinking about, great minds think alike! Cheers, Collin

  • Papies says:

    6/4/2014 5:09:00 AM - to your last point which i agree 100% - ie its bad wine not tipicity! i will add a good point from M Chapoutier ( interview to wine-searcher.com) WS: What are your thoughts on natural winemaking? MC: There is a danger when people want to make a wine without sulfites. For me, itís dangerous. They are interesting [wines] and we need pioneers, but when people want to make wine with no sulfites, if there is brettanomyces or a bad taste then you should destroy it. But what people do too often, they put the wine on the market and say itís the real taste of the wine. WS: Itís terroir apparently! MC: Itís b***it.

  • Yiannis says:

    6/4/2014 4:03:00 AM - Hello. I fully agree with your conclusion on Greek wines: excellent -potentially world class- sweet wines, very good whites (especially -I would add- in the more straight-forward, tank fermented, aromatic and fruity style + Santorini) and average reds, with some promising new efforts in this category, two of which were included in this tasting (Sigalas Mavrotragano and Thymiopoulos Earth and Sky). The latter is my favorite xinomavro although some accuse it of lacking in typicity. In my point of view it is a more modern style of xinomavro, free of some defects that were common to older bottlings and -misleadingly- some see as part of the grape's "typicity". Very good choice of wines given their limited number.

  • Motz says:

    4/27/2014 10:14:00 AM - Hello Papies, I will be in London mid June. Would you like to meet up for a tasting?

  • Yiannis says:

    3/20/2014 6:30:00 AM - Thanks for the information. I will try to get some bottles if available...

  • nortonnose says:

    1/14/2014 8:56:00 AM - Thank you for the follow! Likewise, I appreciate the breadth of your palate and your TNs! All the best

  • fredfromny says:

    11/11/2013 5:03:00 AM - Thanks for the Crillon le Brave tasting notes. We had the pleasure of staying there in August and hotel was superb!

  • cephomer says:

    10/5/2013 1:21:00 PM - Your Alsatian wine tasting looks like it was awesome. We spent some time in the region a few years back, having been invited by some British friends of ours (from Devon) and we had a fabulous time. Many of the same producers that you mention in your notes--Madame Faller, Gossman, etc--were on our route, and we loved them as well. Since that trip, I've been a huge fan of Alsatians (which, unfortunately, is somewhat rare here in the US). Great notes, and I'll be following you as we seem to have many common wine interests. Cheers!

  • Yiannis says:

    9/30/2013 1:46:00 AM - The Wine Commanders are Yiannis Karakassis and Gregory Michailos, two highly educated wine-loving friends who presented this wine tasting. For more info please visit their web page www.winecommanders.com

  • JonnyG says:

    9/15/2013 2:21:00 PM - Congratulations on your anniversary -- best wishes, and thank you as always for the much appreciated TNs. Best, Jonathan

  • bestdamncab says:

    9/9/2013 5:50:00 AM - Great notes on Greek wines. I have never tasted them. Thanks for the insight.

  • Collector1855 says:

    6/16/2013 12:25:00 AM - Many great notes indeed, enjoyed reading them.

  • swapdoc says:

    4/1/2013 9:02:00 AM - Thank you! I enjoy very much your notes as well. Love many of the wines and your joy of life .

  • swapdoc says:

    4/1/2013 9:02:00 AM - Thank you! I enjoy very much your notes as well. Love many of the wines and your joy of life .

  • Papies says:

    3/27/2013 7:20:00 AM - Its a passion:,for both of us :-)

  • Weinfreund JR says:

    3/27/2013 7:17:00 AM - Whenever you be back to Germany, let me and my wife take you and your wife to Rhineland-Palatine and its Rieslings and Sauvignon Blancs... ;-) How do you manage almost 3.000 bottles? Amazing!

  • Papies says:

    5/3/2011 1:39:00 PM - Indeed it has been a recent journey. We went last year to Mosel too and it was very interesting. Prob 1% of our cellar but we have had some amazing Ausleses from mr prum that will be for ever memorable

  • Weinfreund JR says:

    5/1/2011 2:32:00 AM - I do have a similar taste. Nevertheless, I suggest you dive into the Riesling world. Lately have been to the bar at St. James Club and the Restaurant: Excellent German Rieslings! Cheers, Jan

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