Archive for the ‘Merano Wine Festival’ Category

Merano Wine Festival: From Sassicaia to superb Riesling, and so much more

Things started off with glasses of Ferrari Brut PerlĂ© 2006, from a magnum bottle. Ian d’Agata, wine critic and project manager for this Merano Wine Festival, seems to know everyone in the Italian wine world. It was the reception at the Merano Kurhaus before a large opening press dinner. And we met several well known […]


A glorious 1964 Thanisch Riesling, plus others from a vertical

Weingut Dr H. Thanisch Riesling Auslese / 10 November at the Merano Wine Festival  I recall trying my first Thanisch wine over dinner in Washington D.C. with German wine lovers. Like other German wines, this estate has a long history. The Thanisch family has been involved in the wine trade for more than 350 years, […]


Mazoyeres and Charmes Chambertin double vertical with Virginie Taupenot-Daniel

A double vertical of Domaine Taupenot Merme’s Charmes and Mazoyeres Chambertin with Virginie Taupenot-Daniel on 11 November At the Merano Wine Festival in November 2012: Many thanks to project manager Ian d’Agata You may have heard of Domaine Taupenot Merme for its miniscule bottling of Clos des Lambrays. I had not! Thanks to fellow wine […]


Dynamic duo: A tale of two Zind Humbrecht Rieslings spanning over 20 years

A superb tasting of two legendary Rieslings from Domaine Zind Humbrecht at the Merano Wine Festival in November 2012.