When we can’t travel... we can travel to amazing places through wine... we can travel in time... we can dream... #labeldrinker #grandvin #sommelierproblems #asisomms #winelover #sommelier #sommlifestyle #sommelierlife #laurentperriergrandsiecle #champagne #chateauguiraud #sauternes #domaineraymondusseglio #chateauneufdupape #bouchardpereetfils #chevaliermontrachet #domainejeanlouischave #hermitage #chateauhautbatailley #pauillac #chateaulatour #comtesdechampagne #chateauclimens #barsac #drinkinmoderation ...

48 and still improving... photo: Jan Dahlqvist jd_portraitphotos ...

We drink too little Colares! Both white and red. Understandable considering the miniscule quantities. Yet opening these two bottles from Casal Santa Maria certainly confirmed the renommée of the appellation. The white old vine Malvasia being the opposite of fruity in a nice way - firm, steely, salty, linear and mineral with lovely bite and freshness. The red being dense and fresh without any oak notes, alluring dark fruit, polished tannins and great length! Both worked remarkably well to my take on a bacalao à la Portuguese with white beans cooked in seafood broth, tomato, garlic, pepper and coriander with a nice loin of Skrei seared in olive oil. Simplicity indeed! #terroirgrondal #simplehomecooking #homecomingishomecooking #skrei #portuguesecuisine #colares #ramisco #malvasia #casalsantamaria #winesofportugal #terroir #indigenousvarieties #asisomms #sommelierproblems #sommlifestyle ...

I ONLY DRINK WITH FOOD! But I eat all the time... photo: jd_portraitphotos #sommelierproblems #winelover #foodandwinelover #lover #anotherharddayatwork #sommlifestyle #asisomms #sommelier ...