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Irina Omari

Irina Omari

Maritávora Tinto 2010

Douro D.O.C., Portugal
3046 days ago

Irina scored this wine: 87/100

The blend of wines that are typically used for port wine production. Delicious wine with very fresh and sweet nose. Bold flavours on a palette ( dark cherries )and great bright purple.

Le Pas De L'aigle Grande Réserve Gigondas

Pierre Amadieu Le Pas De L'aigle Grande Réserve Gigondas 2010

A.C., Rhône, France
3340 days ago

Irina scored this wine: 90/100

Very interesting and complicated wine. Complicated aromas of Syrah/Grenache blend will fully open after decanting. It is deep and heavy and would go wonderfully with any steak. Complex nose of jam and fig with delicacy of red fruit. The taste would add some spicy notes. Simply beautiful, and would get even better with age.

Bird Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
3340 days ago

Irina scored this wine: 93/100

In my opinion this is one of the best New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc on the market. Fantastic aromas of passion fruit, gooseberries and lemon. Long refreshing finish makes you want move to New Zealand and drink this every day.

Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay 2012

Columbia Valley, Washington State, United States
3340 days ago

Irina scored this wine: 88/100

I love to try Chardonnay from different region and this one is from Washington state, which is unusual. Unique growing conditions definitely shows and make this particular Chardonnay stand out. I love the green apple flavour and how well it is integrated with oak.

Big Mouth

Megalomaniac Wines Big Mouth Merlot 2010

V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada
3345 days ago

Irina scored this wine: 89/100

Great looking bottle with fun label. The wine is good, a little bit too much alcohol (14.5%) especially for merlot. But even with the much alcohol, it is an easy to drink wine that would suit a variety of food. 2010 was a great year for merlot and this wine shows it. Fantastic red fruits, hint of smokiness, and almost sweet jammy finish.

Irina Omari

Wine Blogger

Memorable Wine

Sauvignon Blanc from Jackson Estate Marlborough New Zealand. I have spend few fantastic years living and working there so it is more then wine to me.


First Wine

Merlot because that is all my parents were drinking.


Unusual Wine Experience

Trying 30 years old bottle of Sauvignon Blank- and it was fantastic.


Current Fav Wine

Italian brunellos, especially Innocenti winery.





Winner World's Best Drink Writer
WFour-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
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