Lacrima Di Morro

Hailing from Italy’s province of Ancona in Marche region, made from rare lacrima grape, this unique red wine is fresh, perfumed and fabulous! Soft, dolcetto-like with aromas of violets, cranberries, and pomegranate with tangy layers of damson plum and spice. All rolled into a lovely stumpy bottle. NOSE: Floral bouquet recalls lavender, roses, and violets, over heavier notes of stewed strawberries. MOUTH: vanilla-tinged blueberry with … Continue reading Lacrima Di Morro

Travel and Cooking – The Memory Catchers

I have to confess, over the last decade, wherever we traveled to, we’ve developed a habit of bringing back the food which natives eat and feed their loved ones. Spices from India, salt from Nepal, halvah from Turkey, tomatoes, aubergines, saffron, olive oil and oils from Morocco, artichokes from Spain, wine from France and Spain, coffee from Colombia, jasmine, chickpeas, cucumbers, tomatoes, oranges, pepper and spices from Jordan and dried yogurt from beloved Syria and Israel and the list goes on… Continue reading Travel and Cooking – The Memory Catchers

Rod Easthope Sauvignon Blanc New Zealand 2016

As warm summer is spreading around we’ve decided to check our Naked’s piggy bank account and ask for a summer wine parcel. One of our choices was Rod Easthope’s sauvignon blanc, a fresh, mineral, summerish wine from Martinborough in New Zealand. NOSE: fresh peach, apricot, gooseberry, grass MOUTH:  sweet peach, lime, fresh, summer grass, rocket DRINKING: on the allotment in London PRICE: 10.99 – 14.99 GBP YEAR: … Continue reading Rod Easthope Sauvignon Blanc New Zealand 2016

Tempranillo & Graciano from Dominio de Fontana

We’ve bought this estate wine in Madrid two weeks ago and it was definitely a good choice. This Castilian beauty is pure and fresh and very Spanish. It has a clear palette and not too much acidity. Good for warm evening or night NOSE: medium rare beef – seriously! MOUTH:  vanilla, blackcurrant, and blueberries DRINKING: during Nadal – Thiem match in Rome; this time 6-4 … Continue reading Tempranillo & Graciano from Dominio de Fontana

Where to find Vienna in London

There’s one concert every year that we never miss. No matter where we are, no matter how good New Year’s party was and how capable (having had far too many glasses of wine) we are to listen to classical music. It’s New Year’s Concert in the Vienna Musikverein. Yes folks, it’s on New Year’s Day usually around 10 am. One might think it’s a torture … Continue reading Where to find Vienna in London

Sea food story far from the sea and the ocean…

Spain: 4,964 km of coastline and seafood and fish cornucopia. You’ve probably already envisaged us travelling along the Spanish coast or eating fresh fish in some beach shack. Nothing’s more misleading. Kasia was sent to Madrid for long 6 weeks to work intensively on a project. Let’s listen to her story. An exile, I thought initially. But then the second though and a question was: … Continue reading Sea food story far from the sea and the ocean…