A taste from the east, Crama Ferdi

by  |  13-09-2018

One judges wine competitions neither for fame nor money which is good as both are in staggeringly short supply for the activity. So, why do it? Well, to challenge yourself into being more analytical about wine and then to meet other like-minded people. This isn’t a terribly easy proposition in Spain as there are few wine competitions that I consider to be at an international level with many judges being very local and very untrained, which is a pity as winemakers in Spain are pretty much the complete opposite. There is one competition that seems to be striving for a higher level and that’s Bacchus in Madrid. They bring in knowledgeable wine people from outside of Spain as well as mixing in the few nationals who have proper training. They invited me to participate this year which was in turn how I met Fernando Mihailescu, a Romanian who has been […]
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