“What on earth is that?” is my most favorite phrase in wine. Often I’m saying it to myself when browsing list of wild, wonderful new varieties I’ve never heard of while judging. But in this case, it was when my wife returned from Kyiv and showed me this bottle from that country’s largest winery, Shabo which had the name, “Telti Kuruk” (ТЕЛЬТІ-КУРУК) on the label. Despite having tasted a decent number of Ukrainian wines both in competitions and out of my own curiosity, I have to say that I’ve never […]

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