Turkish Wines are unique…something ‘label drinkers’ will never appreciate!

MANY have never heard of URLA wines from Turkey…much less tasted them. Turkish wines like Urla Winery wines are unique…made with indigenous Turkish grape varietals many wine lovers have never even heard of…like Urla Boğazkere 2009 and Sultanye. Urla, the town for which the winery is named, is a developing market town close to İzmir, Turkey’s third largest city. Urla’s history dates back to 3000 BC. The Ionians founded Urla and Dorian and Achaean migrants lived here. Ruled by the Persians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Seljuk and Ottomans respectively, it is the result of many civilisations and cultures. Wine production started way back in Urla in the 4th MILLENNIUM BC!

When it comes to wines, it is, in my opinion, respectfully…those who keep an open mind are smarter than wine snobs who restrict themselves to only ‘label wines’ or ‘show-off’ wines like Chateau Petrus, Sassiccaia, Super-Tuscans and so forth.

Minds are like parachutes…they only work when the are open…a votre sante! 🙂

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As a renowned Travel, Food & Wine Writer he has travelled the world in a keen & indomitable pursuit of exotic delicacies & fine wines. His articles have been published in over 20 prestigious publications, both local & international. Dr. Lim has toured and trained in Wine Evaluation & Oenology in most of the world's top wine producing areas from France to Australia. The Travelling Gourmet says, "Gastronomy has no frontier. These are the gastronomic voyages of The Travelling Gourmet. My unending mission. To explore strange new cuisines, to seek out new wines and new culinary experiences, to boldly go where no gourmet has gone before...." Have pen, will travel. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any other information storage & retrieval system, without permission from Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet and/or MSN. Material may be works of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents may be true but may also be products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance whatsoever to actual person or persons, either dead or living, events, or locales may be entirely and purely coincidental and unintentional. No part of this website may be used to villify others or for criminal purposes. Interests: Travel, Food, Wines, Cooking, Wine Appreciation, Parachuting, Languages, Music, Reading, Swimming, Hunting, Ballet, Fencing, Archery, Anthropology and more... The Travelling Gourmet is a copyrighted trademark. All rights and photos reserved. No part may be reproduced without permission.
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