10 years of wine appellations in Malta

December 12, 2017By Georges MeekersTips
Since 2007, Malta’s quality wines are subject to an appellation system controlled by the national regulator in accordance with EU law which nowadays categorises wines in two rungs, namely PDO (protected designation of origin) and PGI (protected geographical indication), replacing the QWPSR (quality wine produced in a specified region) framework. Each EU country may use [...]

Wine lists by soil type, seriously?

November 13, 2017By Georges MeekersTips
Listing bottles on wine lists according to the soil type the grapevines grow in instead of by wine style, grape variety or winemaking region is the latest fad. I’m all for novelty but is this really a helpful way? It’s easy to see where this trend is coming from. Wine professionals and aficionados alike are [...]

The Best of Two Worlds

November 3, 2017By Georges MeekersNews

Is Malta a New World or an Old World winemaking country? The most basic difference between Old World and New World wines is geographic. ‘Old World’ encompasses the traditional winegrowing regions of Europe, while ‘New World’ generally refers to the other winemaking countries. A bird’s eye view of Malta clearly shows that the islands are … Read More

Wine lists by soil type, seriously?

October 25, 2017By Georges MeekersGastronomy, Malta

Listing bottles on wine lists according to the soil type the grapevines grow in instead of by wine style, grape variety or winemaking region is the latest fad. I’m all for novelty but is this really a helpful way? It’s easy to see where this trend is coming from. Wine professionals and aficionados alike are … Read More