Wojciech Bońkowski
Wine & tea writing

Savour Australia Day 1: Shiraz the Aussie way

Impressive tasting of 16 Shirazes young & old. The winner: 1998 Jim Barry The Armagh.

Turkish wine: the boutique wineries

Boutique wineries in Turkey: the best addresses and top bottles.

Two Alentejo bonuses

Two excellent, distinctive Alentejo reds: Arundel and Monte dos Cabaços.

The wines of Le Macchiole

Made to impress, they do. But I prefer the Cabernet Franc to the Merlot.

Ettore Germano: the inquiring mind

Ettore Germano: always asking questions and seeking answers.

Pannon Wine Challenge: awards announced

The 2012 Pannon Wine Challenge is over. Grand trophy winner is Oremus Tokaji Aszú 3 puttonyos 2006. There are also surprises, such as gold medals for a Syrah and a Juhfark from… Slovakia.

Neurotic Furmint, cheerful Hárs

Furmint is neurotic and introvert, Hárslevelű self-confident and serene.

Massaya reds

Three Lebanese reds from Massaya – intense, distinctive and delicious.

Rhône tightrope

Two wines from the Rhone, both powerful and very ripe… yet balanced and utterly convincing.

Clos Bagatelle 2010

What France does well: a supremely drinkable, terroir-driven wine for just 8€.