Saturday, November 27, 2010


Today I will write you about a Turkish wine producer, Büyülübağ. The first and only gravity flow winery. They are in Avşa island in Marmara Sea. I didnot now them till last week. A friend told about it, and said how good was the wine, and one expert's quick discussion on this producer.
Just to give a quick idea 'Büyülübağ Cabarnet Sauvingnon 2005' got the one of most prestigious silver medal price from France "The Challenge International du Vin" competition.
When I searched a bit, I found out their website and some comments about them and their wines. All was good and I was curious about it so wanted try. So last week I ordered a bottle of Büyülübağ Shah and Büyülübağ Merlot from online I didnot try them yet will do in a short time.

Just check their Awards page, have a bottle and try it. Will write about it after I drink :)

Friday, November 5, 2010

Pinot Nero or Pinot Noir

I first tasted (or maybe the first time I paid attention what I drank after the jump) and learned this grape-wine in New Zealand after I did my first bungy jumping. Maybe because of the jump or not, the wine I drank was brillant, I remember my taste buds were so happy to taste this wine. As I don't have the picture of the bottle I don't remember the producer, however I remember the taste, and it was so good.
Pinot Noir (in French), in Italian it is called "Pinot Nero", and "Pinot" means "Pine", "Nero" or "Noir" means Black. So in English it means "pine black" (çam karası in Turkish- which I have never heard it is always used with its foreign names). It is grounded and produced in many countries. Mostly it is called Pinot Noir with its French name.
In France in Cote d'Or region it is produced. The wine produced here has very good reputation. And this quality is due to many factors and if you want to learn in detail just check this link, there is so much information about it.

Lets come to the point. I did LangTang Trek with Tunç Fındık (a Turkish mountaineer) and last day in Nepal we went to a Nepaleese restaurant and had a few bottle of Italian 2003 Pinot Nero Tenuta Il Bosco Oltrepo Pavese from Lombardia region.
Well its sourness and fruityness made my taste buds so happy :) It is easy to drink, and you feel black forest fruits and a little spicy taste. Not so light but enough strong for a good dinner.
So the only thing rest to you is getting a bottle and trying it.
Cheers, cin cin, şerefe and so on...

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Barbera d'Alba

It seems that this wine will be one of my favourite. For now my favourite wine from Italy are Nero d'avola, Chianti and this one. Nero d'avola is always first :)

When I first poured this wine, the color was really eye catching. It is dark, very dark. It's smell is also quite strong. Waited a bit, then had a few sips, himm strong. It is stronger then Nero d'Avola, not very easy to drink but goes well with meat. But still you can smell and taste some berries, maybe blackberry. You will obviously feel it. I love fruit prints in wine :)
A friend of mine suggested this wine, and it is already one of my favourites.

Barbera d'Alba
is from Piemonte region of Italy. Torino (Turin) is its capital city. It is up in the north of Italy, surrounded by Alps.