7th Anniversary International Tasting

May 30, 2012

To mark our lucky seventh anniversary, we’re going back to basics. We’re once again going to see how many grape varieties that we can collectively taste on one day. Hopefully we can beat our formidable record of 314 grape varieties collectively tasted.

Wherever you may be, please raise a glass on June 9th of the most obscure wine that you can get your hands on. And if at all possible please post a short note about the wine you had in the notes below. The note can be as simple as the name of the wine and its grape variety(ies).

What do you think?


  1. Already the evening of the 9th here in Shanghai– tonight, the noble Greek grape of Agiorgitiko, blended with some Cab Sauv was in my glass. Quite nice!

  2. Shanghai checking in again! And by coincidence, also sipping a Greek wine: Mavrodaphne of Patras, from Katela, vintage 2008. Quite Port-like, overwhelmingly of prunes, good balance despite the sweetness, and a nice, even finish. Rumored to be wine that goes well with chocolate; as reported (somewhere), in fact pairs best with milk chocolate, not dark chocolate.

    Cheers to the whole Wine Century world!

  3. Happy Birthday! Queued up for lunch to celebrate the day — Spanish delights! We’ll begin with 2009 “Pasion de Bobal” (100% Bobal), then on to 2008 Pardevalles Gamonal (Prieto Picudo), and finally, the excellent 2006 Mansion Garrido (100% Juan Garcia, D.O. Arribes).

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