Dirk’s Cuvée

By Dirk Smits

A blend of wine & spirits musings, tastings and tidings

Come back to this page to follow what is happening in the world of wine and spirits. I will constantly update it with new articles.

Contact: dirk.smits@gayot.com

Cheers!


WINE DINNERS

Chef Celestino Drago, Managing partner Piero Selvaggio, GAYOT’s Wine & Spirits Editor Dirk Smits, Sophie Gayot
Sophie Gayot, Chef Celestino Drago, Managing partner Piero Selvaggio, GAYOT’s Wine & Spirits Editor Dirk Smits




Exclusive: Restaurateur Piero Selvaggio Joins Drago Centro’s Team

Watch Dirk Smits discussing with Piero Selvaggio the wines served during the dinner.











About a private dinner where these wines were served.

Opening bottles of long-aged wine can be a hit-or-miss experience. Find out which vintages from several French selections still provided sublime sipping with my tasting notes.




WINE OF THE WEEK

Domaine Zind-Humbrecht, Zind, Vin de France, 2018 | Alsace, France – September 14, 2020
Casa Madero, 3V, 2018 | Valle de Parras, Mexico – September 7, 2020
TerraVentoux, Terra Solis Intuition, Ventoux, France 2017 – August 31, 2020
Honig, North Coast, CA, Sauvignon Blanc 2019 – August 24, 2020
Rustenberg, John X. Merriman 2015, Stellenbosch, South Africa – August 17, 2020
Clos des Lunes, Lune d’Argent, Bordeaux Blanc, 2018 – August 10, 2020
Luigi Maffini, Kleos, Cilento Aglianico 2017, Italy – August 3, 2020
Château Belá, Riesling 2018, Sturovo, Slovak – July 27, 2020

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