The personal website of

Master of Wine

Roger C. Bohmrich


Tasted & Recommended - A Global Selection

This page of the site is open to all comers - a collection of recommended wines from around the world. It will be modified and updated on a regular basis with information, notes and commentary about wines I have tasted. You'll find notes here for wines from Austria, Germany, Greece, Turkey and so many other origins.

Masters of Wine Weekend 2013 - Istanbul, Turkey

In May 2013, I joined six other Masters of Wine from the U.S. and U.K. for a five-day, multifaceted event in Istanbul. Our mission was to judge Turkish wines, present master classes and “how to export” seminars, give press interviews, and engage in face-to-face meetings with winemakers to discuss their judging results. And, lest I forget, the experience took in a series of gala dinners with journalists and producers at Istanbul’s trendiest restaurants, all with truly spectacular views of city, hills and water. Quite an ambitious program, and distinctly different from the standard wine competition! The location of the judging was a first-rate hotel on Taksim Square, now very much in the news as the focal point of demonstrations.

To read my full report and see my top-scoring wines as well as the actual notes I wrote in real time as I was judging, click on this link:

An exploration of wines made from old vines in various environments.
Do they make a difference?

My Rating Scale


* poor, possibly flawed


** below average or deficient


*** good, well-made


**** excellent


***** exceptional


(  ) denotes added potential with bottle aging


My system is not perfect, but it serves to establish a general ranking in terms that are equitable, and it allows for any high-achieving wine to be recognized for its merit.

Tasting Notes

"Vinos de Terroir"

Benchmark Chilean Reds

Notes for a variety of fine estates of this Provence appellation