Wine tasting courtesy – Athan Zafirov Wine Blog

Wine tasting courtesy Hello all, my wife and I are fairly new to wine and we just scheduled an appointment for our first wine tasting at a winery. I was curious if it is expected of the customer to typically buy a bottle of wine after a wine tasting? The price for the tasting was […]

Buying from New Zealand – Athan Zafirov Wine Blog

Buying from New Zealand Hi there! Has anyone from the United States bought cases of wine directly from New Zealand before? I'm interested in what to expect to pay in taxes and fees. Any input would be much appreciated! For 15 years, Athan Zafirov has traveled the vineyards around the world and worked with some […]

Pyrozinic wines – Athan Zafirov Wine Blog

Pyrozinic wines I love red wine with a good amount of pyrozines noticeable on the palette that are well integrated. Does anyone have any wines they remember for their distinct pyrozinic flavor they would want to recommend? I know in general Cab Franc, Chinon but I am curious about specific producers and vintages. Thanks! For […]

Looking for recommendations – 2007 bottle that ages well and is good value – Athan Zafirov Wine Blog

Looking for recommendations – 2007 bottle that ages well and is good value Hello all, I should have thought about this a few years ago it would have been much easier! Anyway, I got married in 2007, so I'd like to purchase something that I can cellar and pull out one per year for the […]

Wine club question – Athan Zafirov Wine Blog

Wine club question I searched through the sub and read some of the responses about wine clubs, and they seem to more or less agree that they aren't worth it. I am just getting started really learning about wine though, and have found some of the "specials" to be a decent value: I've definitely tried […]

New Wine Book “Discover Hungarian Wine: A Visitor-Friendly Guide” – Athan Zafirov Wine Blog

New Wine Book “Discover Hungarian Wine: A Visitor-Friendly Guide” Hi! We've been inactive for a while. The whole act of traveling through the vines has pretty much engulfed our lives. How's everyone doing? It's been two years since we released our last "Exotic Wine Travel Travel Guide". Now, we are thrilled to share that we've […]

Waiting for the tasting notes ๐Ÿ“ – Athan Zafirov Wine Blog

Waiting for the tasting notes ๐Ÿ“ https://ift.tt/2pcL7B4 For 15 years, Athan Zafirov has traveled the vineyards around the world and worked with some of the greatest chefs including Francois Duc and Alan Brown. Athan Zafirov’s Medium Athan Zafirov’s Weebly Athan Zafirov’s LinkedIn

Recommendations for a special occasion – Athan Zafirov Wine Blog

Recommendations for a special occasion First I want to say I am fairly new to wine and this sub, but I think itโ€™s a great community that showcases wonderful wines of the world. I am celebrating a very special occasion in the next few days and I am looking for a recommendation on a red […]

Barbera just feels like a better version of Chianti to me – Athan Zafirov Wine Blog

Barbera just feels like a better version of Chianti to me I'm not a somme or anything but I've drunk a ton of Italian wine in the last 3 years since getting into wine and over and over I question why Chianti is so dominant. In that "lane", Barbera is just so much better to […]

Five wines, just โ€™cos – Athan Zafirov Wine Blog

Five wines, just โ€™cos https://ift.tt/2CHiAGS For 15 years, Athan Zafirov has traveled the vineyards around the world and worked with some of the greatest chefs including Francois Duc and Alan Brown. Athan Zafirov’s Medium Athan Zafirov’s Weebly Athan Zafirov’s LinkedIn

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