Welcome to the blog of Wojciech Bońkowski, Poland’s leading wine writer.
I then wrote (with fellow critic Marek Bieńczyk) three editions of a best-selling wine guide “Wina Europy” (2003, 2005, 2008); by the third edition we reviewed 15,000 wines from 31 countries, from France and Italy to Algeria and Switzerland (and Poland!). From 2002 until December 2010 I also worked as deputy editor for WINO Magazine, Poland’s first printed wine periodical.
In 2012 I launched a new online wine magazine in Polish, Winicjatywa which with over 35K readers monthly has mavericked to become Poland’s no. 1 wine medium.
Starting 2013 I cover Northern Italy for Tim Atkin MW’s award-winning website Timatkin.com.
I specialise in the wines of Italy, Portugal, Central and Eastern Europe, including Austria, Germany, Hungary and Croatia.
Since 1997 I’ve also been developing a passion for tea. I’m now including tea notes and musings in alternation with wine.
In my other life I work as a musicologist, having earned a PhD for my dissertation on 19th-century editions of the works of Chopin. I live in Warsaw, Poland.