Cracking bottles and eggs

April 21, 2020By Georges MeekersFood and Wine Matching, Gastronomy
The egg measure of skill White wine is to a winemaker what the egg, one of the most finicky but essential staples of cooking, is to a chef: a telling gauge of ability and skill. Making white wine is easy but hard to master. Requiring a delicate touch, an exact sense of timing and an [...]

Bordeaux adopts grapes from other countries

April 21, 2020By Georges MeekersGrapes, News
Wine revolution in Bordeaux The current wine revolution in Bordeaux is not a history lesson. But it reminds anyone in Malta concerned about the future of our grapes and wines, that history, as long as it continues to happen, gives us always another chance to do what’s right. Before we come to the state of [...]

The Shiraz Cabernet blend of home

September 20, 2018By Georges MeekersGrapes, Malta
what are the characteristics of shiraz Cabernet blend of wine? Wonderful things happen when great varieties collide. Shiraz (or Syrah to francophile wine lovers) and Cabernet Sauvignon are two grapes that go hand in glove and fit perfectly together as a red wine blend. Just take the wine in my glass. Its palate is strapping [...]

Malta’s little-known Sangiovese

August 2, 2018By Georges MeekersGrapes, Malta
Malta is thirsting for more wine made from locally-grown varieties. Of the many dark-skinned possibilities, Sangiovese is one of the least explored grapes and yet it has a lot to offer. Sangiovese was shyly introduced to the archipelago’s vineyards at the turn of the century together with other international varieties. But, as far as red [...]

World-class Syrah wine from Malta

August 2, 2018By Georges MeekersGrapes, Malta
I know I’ve mentioned wine awards before. Forgive me for bringing this up once more. Though, word has it that, yet again, a Maltese wine has been granted another two noteworthy medals. Awards may not matter that much anymore. But, you see, it was not all that long ago that loving local wasn’t that cool. [...]