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Dining in Latvia: Riga
Riga is a fantastic city. Sure, it does not have the fairy tale views that you get in Tallinn, nor the grandeur of Helsinki. There is however an edginess to
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Dining in Estonia: Tartu
Tartu is the second city of Estonia, which make it sound a lot bigger than it actually is. It is lovely for an afternoon stroll though, and when you also
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Dining in Estonia: Tallinn
On a continent where economic growth is close to wishful thinking for many countries, the development of the Baltics over the last decades stands out. Most of the economic activity
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Dining in Helsinki
It has been a while! Again! Who knew selling sake and other Japanese drinks would be so time-consuming? And then there is the old writer’s block popping up again, which
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Bandol at its finest – Domaine Tempier
There are a couple of estates whose reputation precedes their appellation. Chateau Simone in Palette, Huet in Vouvray, and of course Domaine Tempier in Bandol. As I mentioned previously, Lucien
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Burgundian Bandol – Domaine de Terrebrune
Terrebrune is in more ways than one an outlier in the appellation of Bandol. It is the lone estate located in Ollioulles, whereas most of its Bandol producing colleagues can
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An in depth look at Bandol (II)
Whole-bunch fermentation is a hot topic in winemaking these days. As anyone who walked passed a vine come harvest time has surely noticed, a grape bunch contains not only grapes
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An in depth look at Bandol (I)
Bandol is considered as the only region where Mourvèdre reaches its full potential, thanks to its sun-drenched terroir. Mourvèdre, a late ripening grape variety, needs as much sun as it
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The greatest appellation of the Provence: Bandol
Bandol is the greatest appellation in the Provence. Sure, you may think that there are certain estates that deliver superior wines like Richeaume or Trévallon, and I would agree with
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