Gold and Bronze for Delicata’s Topflight White Wines

Gold and Bronze for Delicata’s Topflight White Wines

Posted by on May 18, 2017 in The Winemaker's Journal | No Comments

Their passion and craftsmanship earned Delicata, Malta’s most-awarded family of winemakers, two prestigious medals at The 2017 Challenge International du Vin in Bordeaux, France, which is probably the longest running major international wine competition. Delicata’s Gran Cavalier Chardonnay won Gold whereas their Grand Vin de Hauteville Viognier earned a well-deserved Bronze. The two Delicata wines…

The Sweet Perfume of Wine to Come

The Sweet Perfume of Wine to Come

Posted by on May 12, 2017 in The Winemaker's Journal | No Comments

If there’s one scent as delightful as that of fine wine itself, it must be the delicate perfume of vines in bloom, a rarity offering respite from congested city life. Oddly enough, it’s a smell the vine plant doesn’t need to emit for any practical reason. Yet it’s potent enough to make anyone with a…

Anticipation for Gran Cavalier Sauvignon Blanc

Anticipation for Gran Cavalier Sauvignon Blanc

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in The Winemaker's Journal | No Comments

Anticipation for the market release of Delicata’s Gran Cavalier Sauvignon Blanc D.O.K. Malta of the latest 2016 vintage is heightening. This quality Maltese wine has found a steady following locally by lovers of aromatic white wines and become sought-after by our restaurateurs. Especially discerning foreign scouting organisers of hospitality events seem to want to secure…

Our Wine’s Niceties & Scarcities

Our Wine’s Niceties & Scarcities

Posted by on Mar 27, 2017 in The Winemaker's Journal | No Comments

Once a winemaker found himself in the awkward position of being reproved whilst dining out by the patron-chef because his winery had run out of stock of one of the best-selling wines on the restaurant’s carefully curated list. To this the winemaker graciously replied with the question why the catch of the day didn’t include…

Maltese Sausage and Wine Feasts

Maltese Sausage and Wine Feasts

Posted by on Mar 17, 2017 in The Winemaker's Journal | No Comments

Zalzett Malti, the traditional fresh Maltese sausage, made from ground pork, sea salt, crushed black peppercorns and coriander seeds, garlic and sometimes parsley, is staple diet in Malta and Gozo. Regardless of the method of preparation, the nation has an unbridled gusto for Maltese bangers, which are eaten raw, plainly boiled, pan-fried and grilled, on…