Sharing wine experiences with an emphasis on "terroir" wines of great character in the absence of scores.
My cup of coffee this morning. Brought it back from Thailand and there is a cool story behind it. The coffee is made in an area called Doi Kham and the production of it is supported by the King of Thailand via their organization “The Royal Project”. This project was launched many years ago after the King toured the countryside and saw both the abject poverty of villagers and the proliferation of opium cultivation. The project supports farmers who convert their opium crops to tea, coffee, fruit and vegetables. Apart from supporting the villagers by buying this and making them independent of drug crop production, this coffee actually tastes pretty good to boot.
I am not a professional wine taster, nor do I have any professional training in the wine trade. I am a wine enthusiast who has spent countless hours tasting wines of many different styles. My palate is not aligned with a single wine critic, and I call all wines "as I taste them". My site is a source of tasting notes and wine recommendations as well as warnings without conflict of interest. You'll just have to figure out how your palate aligns with mine. My palate generally tends to veer towards Old-World wines that put a premium on terroir and lovely balance and finesse, rather than raw power...please keep that in mind as you read my notes.