Sharing wine experiences with an emphasis on "terroir" wines of great character in the absence of scores.
Picked up some Wild Gift Maridabi Coffee from Patika today since I was running low on my usual stuff and had wanted to try Wild Gift for some time. It’s definitely a really nice cup of coffee, but more round and chocolatey than I would have expected. The style is very different from the African coffees I usually buy. Then again this is also not heirloom but rather Bourbon variety. My wife who likes her coffee a little fuller bodied and less acidic will love this.
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.