Category Archives: Macedonia

Tales from the East

Over the years I’ve been writing about wine I found my role has changed. Back in the mid 1990s when I first went freelance, there were still a lot of really quite poor wines for sale, so the job of … Continue reading

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Macedonian Vranec from Stobi

Always good to see wines from my still slightly obscure patch getting good write-ups.  And it’s nice to get some credit – even if not strictly accurate.  What I will put my name to is doing some extensive benchmarking tastings and … Continue reading

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The Black Stallion Grape

A blog post I wrote about Vranec/Vranac recently for a client’s newsletter. http://stobi.co.uk/blog/the-black-stallion-grape/

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More on Macedonia

Another article I wrote recently on the wines of the Republic of Macedonia – this time for VinCE magazine http://www.vincemagazine.com/?p=4945

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Syrah – a question of identity

A little post I wrote for a client looking at the identity and genetics of Syrah/Shiraz http://stobi.co.uk/blog/syrah-a-question-of-identity/  

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Time to be Taken Seriously

My latest article for Harpers on the current picture and potential in emerging countries from Eastern Europe. I genuinely believe the time has come for these countries who have quality, fair prices ( us usually though not always) and an … Continue reading

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Oak – the other vital plant in winemaking

A little piece I wrote for a client blog on the use of oak in wine making  

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