Terra Tangra Mavrud Blend 2016

★★★★★ Pick! (how do my ratings work?) Hails from: Thracian Valley, Bulgaria. Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Mavrud This comes from Terra Tangra, which is Bulgaria’s first and only organic vineyard …

Nico Lazaridi Magic Mountain White 2015

★★★★☆ (how do my ratings work?) Hails from: Drama, Greece; Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc Nico Lazaridi is today a large, innovative winery with vines in Drama and Kavala (Macedonia). The 80 …

Lismore Estate Syrah 2014

★★★★☆ (how do my ratings work?) Hails from: Greyton, South Africa; Grapes: Syrah/Shiraz This is winemaker Samantha O’Keefe’s first vintage of varietal Syrah from the rocky and remote region of …

Semeli Mantinia Nassiakos 2016

★★★★☆ (how do my ratings work?) Hails from: Mantinia, Greece; Grapes: Moschofilero When I got into wine, Moschofilero was one of the first really exciting white wine grapes I tasted. …

Chateau Viramiere Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2011

★★★☆☆ (how do my ratings work?) Hails from: Bordeaux, France; Grapes: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon Family owned for six generations, Chateau Viramiere have built a reputation on intense and …

Ktima Gerovassiliou Chardonnay 2015

★★★★☆ (how do my ratings work?) Hails from: Epanomi in Macedonia, Greece; Grapes: Chardonnay Beautifully made Chardonnay with a respectful nod to White Burgundy but uniquely Greek. Evangelos Gerovassiliou is the …

Waitrose Romanian Pinot Noir 2016

★★★☆☆ (how do my ratings work?) Hails from: Dealu Mare, Romania; Grapes: Pinot Noir The Waitrose range always manages to punch above its weight. This varietal Pinot Noir is from …