The winner

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Ingvar Johansson

INGVAR JOHANSSON

What do you do for living ?

I work as a psychotehrapist, partly in a psychiatric policlinic, partly privatly. I teach a bit too.

 

Why do you especially focus on wines and how long have you been passionate about this topic ? 

I have liked wine for a long time but I got more passionate about it over the last ten years. My main focus is Italian wines, especially Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Piemonte. I go to Italy once or twice a year and always try to visit some producers. I have less knowledge about french wines but I really want to find out more. I'm especially curious about Loire, Northern Rhône and Jura. I have just visited Alsace and that was a very good experience For the last two years I have been getting more and more interested in what often is referred to as Natural wines. I'm also very fascinated in traditional wines made from local grapes.

 

What are your hobbies ?

When you ask about passions I understand that you want to know something about interests apart from wine. I'm really into music. For a long time that was my main interest. I also used to write about music for various magazines and newspapers. I listen to a lot of different kinds of music but mainly jazz as Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Charlie Mingus. Another big favorite of mine is Bob Dylan. I guess I could go on for a long time here and loose focus...

Film and litterature are other interests. I like cooking, long distance running and fishing too.

 

YOUR BLOG

Why do you have created a blog ? When did you start to blog ?

I started to blog three years ago for different reasons. One was to take more serious notes and find out more about my own tastes. I think writing is good for that. You need to put your thoughts into writing. Another reason was the sorry state of swedish winewriting. Apart from other bloggers I do not read any swedsih winewriters. They are a lazy bunch and there is almost no one really passionate about wine. In my opinion the most important writers have to close bonds with the importers.

I had the inspiration to start blogging from a few other bloggers, both swedsih and international. It was so refreshing to read independent writers and after a while I thought it possible to start this blog. I also like the interactive aspect of blogging. Often there are very interesting comments and a good discussion.

My co-writer is called Jörgen Andersson. We started the blog together and have been friends since our youth. He is a much better writer than I am so it's very inspirational to work with him.

 

How do you know the Costières de Nîmes appellation ?

I have written about some wines from Costieres de Nimes. You can find my blogposts here and here. Apart from that I do not know any other wines. I also do not know very much about the apellation, just what I have read from dictionarys, very general stuff.

 

SECRET WINES’ WINES

Can you share with us your tasting comments ? What do you think about these wines ? Did you tast them alone or with some other friends ?

I tried the wines alone at home. It was wine 079 that struck me as very typical Costieres de Nimes. Atleast it tasted very similar to some other wines from the appelation I had tried. I thought it was a nice everyday wine. Nice berry fruit, some aromas that made me think there had been some maceration carbonique going one.  In my first answer this was the only wine I placed in Costieres de Nimes. When I had the information that all three wines came from the same appelation I felt that Costieres de Nimes was the best bet.

I'm very happy to be the winner !

 

Thank you, and once again, congratulations on your brilliant performance!

You can visit his blog on : http://billigtvin.blogspot.com/

Prizes
  • A wine-tourism stay for two people, worth €1,000
  • Discovery cases (6 bottles)
The winner

Our competition winner, the first entrant to name the Costières de Nîmes appellation for all three wines, is our friend Ingvar Johansson from Sweden!

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The wines

Unmask the three Secret Wine mystery bottles, and discover the estates behind the labels!

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These bloggers have already voted
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714 : Côtes du Roussillon Villages
390 : Côtes du Roussillon
079 : Côtes du Roussillon
1st vote :
714 : Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2006
390 : Cornas 2007
079 : Gigondas 2007
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714 : Corbieres
390 : Gigondas
079 : Hermitage
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714 : Vacqueyras
390 : Vacqueyras
079 : Vacqueyras
()
714 : RASTEAU
390 : RASTEAU
079 : RASTEAU
()
714 : Costières de Nîmes
390 : Costières de Nîmes
079 : Costières de Nîmes
()
714 : terrasses du larzac
390 : corbières boutenac
079 : costières de nîmes
()
714 : Coteaux du languedoc
390 : Cotes-du-rhones village
079 : Vacqueyras
()
714 : Cotes du Rhone Rasteau
390 : Cote Rotie
079 : Beaujolais
1st vote :
714 : Cotes du Rhone Gigondas
390 : Chateauneuf du Pape
079 : Corbieres
()
714 : Côtes du Rhône Villages
390 : Chatus (Ardèche)
079 : Cru Beaujolais--Brouilly
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714 : corsica
390 : corsica
079 : corsica
1st vote :
714 : GRENACHE Rhone
390 : MALBEC Cahors
079 : COTES de ROUSSLLION Roussillon
()
714 : Costières de Nîmes
390 : Crozes Hermitage
079 : Vacqueyras
()
714 : Cahors
390 : Cahors
079 : Cahors
()
714 : Australie - Barossa Valley
390 : Australie - Barossa Valley
079 : Australie - Barossa Valley
1st vote :
714 : Chili - Casablanca
390 : Australie - Barossa
079 : Californie - Napa
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714 : Grignan les Adhémar
390 : Grignan les Adhémar
079 : Grignan les Adhémar
()
714 : Vacqueyras
390 : Vacqueyras
079 : Vacqueyras
1st vote :
714 : Costières de Nîmes
390 : Vinsobres
079 : Gigondas
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714 : Côtes-du-rhône villages
390 : Côtes-du-rhône villages
079 : Côtes-du-rhône villages
1st vote :
714 : Corbières
390 : Minervois
079 : Saint-Chinian
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714 : AOC Bordeaux
390 : AOC Bordeaux
079 : AOC Bordeaux
1st vote :
714 : AOC Morgon
390 : AOC Malepère
079 : AOC Côtes du Rhône Villages
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714 : St Emilion
390 : St Emilion
079 : St Emilion
1st vote :
714 : Cotes du Rhone
390 : Cahors
079 : Grands Vins du Languedoc
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714 : Faugères
390 : Faugères
079 : Faugères
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714 : Chateauneuf-du-Pape
390 : Chateauneuf-du-Pape
079 : Chateauneuf-du-Pape
1st vote :
714 : Minervois
390 : Corbieres
079 : St. Chinian
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714 : Barossa Valley
390 : Barossa Valley
079 : Barossa Valley
1st vote :
714 : Minervois
390 : Montpeyroux
079 : Saint-Chinian
()
714 : Faugères
390 : Vinsobres
079 : Côtes du Vivarais
1st vote :
714 : corbieres
390 : cotes du rhone
079 : Hermitage
()
714 : Catalunya
390 : Catalunya
079 : Catalunya
1st vote :
714 : Bandol
390 : Cotes de Bordeaux
079 : Chinon
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714 : AOC Fronton
390 : AOC Fronton
079 : AOC Fronton
1st vote :
714 : Malheureusement, ce vin était totalement bouchonné. Je n'ai pas pu le déguster.
390 : Cahors
079 : Corbières
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714 : Côtes du Roussillon
390 : Côtes du Roussillon
079 : Côtes du Roussillon
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714 : Loire
390 : Loire
079 : Loire
1st vote :
714 : Côtes du Rhône
390 : Chili
079 : Corbières
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714 : Cairanne
390 : Cairanne
079 : Cairanne
1st vote :
714 : Fenouillèdes
390 : Fenouillèdes
079 : Fenouillèdes
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714 : Corsica
390 : Corsica
079 : Corsica
1st vote :
714 : Chateaneuf du Pape
390 : Loire
079 : Bandol
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714 : Ventoux
390 : Ventoux
079 : Ventoux
1st vote :
714 : Vacqueyras
390 : Bergerac
079 : Saint-Chinian
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714 : AOC Côtes du Rhône Village avec nom de commune - Plan de Dieu
390 : AOC Côtes du Rhône Village avec nom de commune - Rasteau
079 : AOC Côtes du Rhône Village avec nom de commune - Sablet
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714 : AOC Baux de Provence
390 : AOC Baux de Provence
079 : AOC Baux de Provence
1st vote :
714 : corbières
390 : corbières
079 : corbières
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714 : Côtes du Rhône Village
390 : Côtes du Rhône Village
079 : Côtes du Rhône Village
1st vote :
714 : Chateauneuf du Pape
390 : Corbieres
079 : Côtes du Rhône Villages
()
714 : Vacqueyras
390 : Vacqueyras
079 : Vacqueyras
1st vote :
714 : Rasteau 2007
390 : Cahors 2008
079 : Minervois 2008
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714 : côte rôtie
390 : côte rôtie
079 : côte rôtie
1st vote :
714 : côtes du ventoux
390 : saint-joseph
079 : saint-chinian
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714 : Côte Roannaise
390 : Côte Roannaise
079 : Côte Roannaise
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714 : La Clape
390 : Minervois
079 : Pic Saint-Loup
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714 : cote du rhone Rasteau
390 : cote du rhone Rasteau
079 : cote du rhone Rasteau
1st vote :
714 : Coteaux du Languedoc Minervois
390 : Crozes Hermitage
079 : Chateauneuf du pape
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714 : Costieres de Nimes
390 : Costieres de Nimes
079 : Costieres de Nimes
1st vote :
714 : Corbieres
390 : Saint Chinian
079 : Costieres des Nimes
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714 : vinsobres
390 : vinsobres
079 : vinsobres
1st vote :
714 : Côtes du Rhône méridionale : Vaqueyras
390 : Côtes du Rhône méridionale : Gigondas
079 : Côtes du Rhône méridionale : Lirac
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714 : Côtes de Provence
390 : Côtes de Provence
079 : Côtes de Provence
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714 : Collioure
390 : Collioure
079 : Collioure
1st vote :
714 : Saint Joseph
390 : Minervois
079 : Côteaux du Languedoc
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714 : crozes hermitage
390 : crozes hermitage
079 : crozes hermitage
1st vote :
714 : Vacqueyras
390 : Gigondas
079 : crozes Hermitage
()
714 : Côtes-du-Rhône
390 : Côtes-du-Rhône
079 : Côtes-du-Rhône
1st vote :
714 : Pic St-Loup
390 : Côtes du Ventoux
079 : Faugères
()
714 : Lirac
390 : Lirac
079 : Lirac
1st vote :
714 : Minervois
390 : Minervois
079 : Minervois
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714 : chateauneuf du pape
390 : chateauneuf du pape
079 : chateauneuf du pape
1st vote :
714 : minervois
390 : languedoc grès de montpellier
079 : faugère
()
714 : Côtes du Roussillon
390 : Côtes du Roussillon
079 : Côtes du Roussillon
1st vote :
714 : AOC Languedoc
390 : AOC Languedoc
079 : AOC Languedoc
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714 : Bandol
390 : Bandol
079 : Bandol
()
714 : AOC Ventoux
390 : AOC Ventoux
079 : AOC Ventoux
1st vote :
714 : Côteaux du Languedoc
390 : Croze-Hermitage
079 : Gigondas
()
714 : Côtes du Rhône Villages
390 : Côtes du Rhône Villages
079 : Côtes du Rhône Villages
1st vote :
714 : AOC Côtes du Rhône
390 : AOC Languedoc
079 : AOC Côtes du Rhône Village
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714 : Coteaux du Tricastin
390 : Coteaux du Tricastin
079 : Coteaux du Tricastin
1st vote :
714 : Cahors
390 : Gigondas
079 : Crozes-Hermitage
()
714 : Gigondas
390 : Gigondas
079 : Gigondas
1st vote :
714 : Côtes du Rhône Villages
390 : Crozes-Hermitage
079 : Cote Rotie
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714 : Vacqueyras
390 : Vacqueyras
079 : Vacqueyras
1st vote :
714 : Chateauneuf du Pape
390 : Minervois
079 : Corbieres
The rules

The Clair de Lune agency is running a free game with no obligation to purchase, from 20/09/2010 to 10/10/2010 included. The competition is for specialist wine bloggers of adult age. It involves: identifying yourself on the website www.secret-wine.com in order to receive three wine samples; tasting them; and naming online the appellation(s) of the three unlabelled wines. Each entrant can play once only. The main winner will be the first blogger to give all the correct answers (date and time of the posted message is considered as proof). The winners will be advised by email. Any prize won cannot be exchanged for another prize or for its value in cash.

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