Judging top wines with oysters

#osyterriot2018 in Washington D.C. By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com (top photo by Maria Denton)  6 November 2018 How do you sample an oyster? You can’t really chew and spit, as you do with wine. That was but one question I pondered, when asked to participate last night as a judge for #osyterriot2018. It was the […]

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An elitist wine snob should know where to draw the line

By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com 1 September 2018 Greetings readers, writing to you from lovely Neustadt an der Weinstrasse in Germany, where the harvest has begun earlier than usual given the hot summer. I am here for yet another series of tastings of Mundus Vini, one of the most important wine competitions in the world. […]

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Contextual concerns in blind tasting

29 August 2014 By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com Blind tasting at an international contest as comprehensive as Mundus Vini can be a daunting task. For five days in a row, judges fly to Germany from all over the world. They get up at 6:30 am in order to taste wines from 8 am until about […]

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