Wojciech Bońkowski
Wine & tea writing

Savour Australia Day 4: Jacob’s Creek deep & wide

Savour Australia Day 4: a visit to Jacob’s Creek, with heritage sites and old vintages.

Franco Biondi Santi dies

Franco Biondi Santi dies. A personal tribute for Italy’s greatest wine aristocrat.

Monumental Brunellos

Day 3 of Brunello visits, including two monumental wines: 1998 and 1995 Poggio al Vento from Col d’Orcia.

Brunello: exploring the heights

Visiting the top Brunello estates with Tim Atkin MW: quick summary & photos.

Chianti discoveries: Fattoria di Petroio

Last write-up of my Tuscan week: the delicious Chianti wines of Fattoria di Petroio.

Valdipiatta Alfiero 2008–1983

Valdipiatta Vigna d’Alfiero vertical 2008-1983: leading Vino Nobile di Montepulciano in top shape.

Drinkable Brunello

Brunello 2007 is fun to drink, at long last.

A barren landscape

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano has just improved on last year but the general level is still unsatisfactory.

A statistical Chianti

A statistical look at my tasting of 97 Chiantis from 2009 – for fun and, hopefully, education.

Chianti 2009: moving on

First taste of 2009 Chianti Classico. Looking good – producers have coped well with this hot, dry vintage.