Category Archives: Wine Travel

Gut Oggau Visit, August 2022

I might have mentioned previously that when we visited Moravia we flew into Vienna. The route worked best to minimise overall travel, and to avoid Stansted. It also afforded an opportunity to spend a couple of nights in Rust. This … Continue reading

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Moravia 2022 – Richard Stávek, Maverick and Magician

First, an apology, both to my readers and to Richard Stávek, for taking so long to write about these wines. First, we returned from Moravia a week-and-a-half before moving house, and indeed country. Then, the same number of days into … Continue reading

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Moravia 2022 – Jaroslav Osicka

Jaroslav Osička is a legend in Moravian natural wine, a kind of Pierre Overnoy. Except that Jaroslav not only makes wine, but taught at the local wine school for thirty years. Many of the younger generation of winemakers learnt from … Continue reading

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Moravia 2022 – Krásna Horá Winery

Krásna Horá means beautiful hill, or mountain, in Czech, and the winery which sits at the bottom of it in the village of Nový Poddvorov, and is named after it, nestles among extremely attractive, gently rolling, Moravian hills. However, in … Continue reading

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Moravia 2022 – Petr Koráb, Boleradice

“We were pretty tired on arrival in the village of Boleradice, about two hours north of Vienna, a relaxed drive through a pastoral idyll of rolling hills and vineyards, and very little traffic, a world away from what we had … Continue reading

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Autentikfest 2022, Moravia

I’ve just returned from a trip to Moravia in the south of the Czech Republic. The main reason for going was an invitation to Autentikfest 2022, the wine festival for the Czech natural wine movement, but whilst there I also … Continue reading

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Food for a Change…the Wonderful Cuisine of Nepal

As some readers probably know, I’ve been in Nepal, hence the quiet month of November. It was a last-minute rush, to see family, as soon as the country came off the “Red List”, and perhaps timely looking at how the … Continue reading

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The Visitor

It’s what we do, isn’t it? As wine lovers, obsessives even, we visit vineyards and taste the wine, and if we are not the victim of airline baggage restrictions, we probably buy some to bring home. If we are lucky … Continue reading

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Adventures on the Wine Route (Kermit Lynch) – Still Relevant Today

It’s now over a year since I last left the UK, and almost eighteen months since I stood in a vineyard. The craving for wine travel, within the context of realising how very lucky I am, of course, grows every … Continue reading

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Feral Art et Vin – Going Wild in Bordeaux

It’s an inescapable fact that the wine trade is, despite occasional deviations, one of the friendliest professions you could imagine working in. For some reason people in wine just seem on the whole to be extremely friendly, supportive, co-operative, and … Continue reading

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