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Marius Turiac

People during celebration of Orthodox Easter

Oinos¹ and the Easter Feast

Yes, Easter… A thrilling time of the year. It’s perhaps because I was brought up in this land that I find Easter celebration even more vibrant here, in the Balkan area. From unknown parishes to the largest cities, generations of Orthodox Christians flock to the churches on the […]

Ktima Kir-Yianni Diaporos 2011

PGI Imathia, Macedonia, Greece Medium garnet fading towards the rim. Intense nose of red cherry, sour cherry, blackberry, strong spices – black pepper, ripe tomatoes, sweet spices – cinnamon. Oak is obvious and perfectly integrated – cedar, smoke. Not as complex as I was hoping – some meaty […]

Petro Vaselo Ovaș 2011

DOC Recaș | Banat | Romania Deep ruby with an orange rim. Intense aromas of blackcurrant and spices – black pepper – blackberry, plum, red berries, smoked meat, cedar in the background. Sweet spices also – cinnamon, a touch of vanilla. High acidity, full body. Tannins are in […]

SERVE Cuvée Amaury 2012

Pale gold in color, with medium to pronounced aromas. I find it slightly over-oaked – cedar, vanilla, smoke – but fruits and flowers are there: peach, hints of quince, preserved fruits – fig – some citrus – lemon, grapefruit – and chamomile. The spectrum is completed with mineral […]