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Jane Staples

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Moslavina Vostinic Klasnic Skrlet 2018

Moslavina, Croatia
20 days ago

Jane scored this wine: 92/100

A fragrant, flavourful white wine from Croatia's microregion Moslavina, crafted from an autochthonous grape varietal. Similar to an off-dry reisling, with fragrant aromas of citrus and hints of apple, herbs and pineapple. Palate bursts into flavour, with notes of tropical pineapple, apple citrus and herbs. Bright acidity balances the intense fruitiness. Lingering fruit on finish. Great match for curries or barbequed chicken wings, or just for sipping. Tasted at The Esplanade, Zagreb, Nov. 2019

Stina Vugava 2018

Brac, Croatia
26 days ago

Jane scored this wine: 92/100

Delicate and delightful. Dry, medium-bodied with delicious tropical fruit aromas and flavours, hints of vanilla, white flowers/lilies. Rich, creamy mouthfeel and tropical finish. I enjoyed this with a chicken caesar salad. I'd also pair it with grilled shrimp. Tasted Nov. 2019

26 days ago

Jane scored this wine: 91/100

One of my fav wine discoveries on a recent rip to Croatia. Don't be fooled by the subtle label; there's a whole lot of flavour in this bottle! It's fragrant with notes of plum, dark fruit, regional herbs, vanilla and dark chocolate. Well-balanced and smooth with excellent acidity. Excellent pairing with grilled calamari. Tasted Nov. 2019


Ruffino Modus 2016

Tuscany I.G.T., Italy
28 days ago

Jane scored this wine: 92/100

Rich and fullbodied, a blend of 50% Sangiovese, with 25% Merlot and 25% Cab Sauv. Luscious layers of red and dark fruit, touches of vanilla, sweet spice, mint and leather. Enjoy with beef carpaccio.

Winemakers Blend

Ghost Pines Winemakers Blend Merlot 2016

Napa, Sonoma, California, United States
28 days ago

Jane scored this wine: 91/100

Aromatic and flavourful Merlot from California. 88% Sonoma, 12% Napa County. Juicy dark cherry flavours with slight touches of mocha and mint. Pair with pork ribs.

Jane Staples

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Memorable Wine

Perrier-Jouet Champagne on the plane home from Paris.


First Wine

Folonari Valpolicella


Current Fav Wine

Pinot Noir, Pinot Noir, Pinot Noir!

Winner World's Best Drink Writer
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Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award