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Celebrating winter's end with some great Pinots. Is it Noir? Not necessary.

Frank Cornelissen by Ivan Omelchenko

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A rare opportunity to taste a range of wines by a meticulous winemaker from Etna, Sicily.

Champagne Bag Vol. 2

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A few bottles of Champagne to make our life happier.

Haunted Legends of Abruzzo

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Valentini, Pepe and Praesidium.

Burgundy 101: Chablis, Côte Chalonnaise, et Mâcon

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Advanced dive into Burgundy with no fuss. Led by Maksym Demchenko.

Matassa '21 Uncorked

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Matassa wines are irresistibly tempting! And look, all of them are of 2021 vintage or older.

The Master Francis Egly by Volodymyr Antonov

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Fresh releases by The Master Francis Egly.

Rosso Oslavia

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Atypical venture to the kindgdom of Ribolla

Se Kwa Sa?

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A Buronfosse wine tasting by Ivan Omelchenko.

Tondonia blanco y amigos

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Four vintages of Tondonia Blanco Report and their friends. There is no room for reds!

Roasted Slopes

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Exploring Côte-Rôtie: The Allure of Guigal's La Las Vineyards.

La Grande Années

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Explore our recent La Grande Année vertical tasting, revealing contrasts in bottle sizes over time.

Yearly external report - Vol. 2023

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Explore the 2023 external wine tasting events with our detailed report. Discover data on regional distribution, grape varieties, and wine ratings from 31 diverse gatherings. Understand the patterns of participation and Quality-Price Ratio in a year marked by enthusiasm and resilience from the Kyiv wine community. This report provides insights into the varied experiences and wines encountered throughout the year.

Yearly events report - Vol. 2023

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This is our traditional yearly report, where my love for data comes to shine. I'm eager to share with you some of the analytics and insights we've gathered, focusing exclusively on Barberry Garden's events. A separate report will follow for external events where I've collected data. Stay tuned for more insights and stories as we continue to navigate and grow in this journey together.

2023 wrap-up

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As 2023 draws to a close, I wanted to create something extraordinary. Instead of the usual results announcement and online quiz, I organised a special event combining a wine tasting with a presentation of the year's results and a quiz.

Classy bubbles Vol. 3

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A traditional wine tasting event dedicated to sparkling wines produced by traditional method.

Core values

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Bordeaux: 5+1

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A spectacular array of Bordeaux's finest was on full display, featuring celebrated estates like Château Margaux, Château Lafite Rothschild, Château Latour, Château Haut-Brion, Château Cheval Blanc, and the legendary Château d'Yquem.

Champagne Bag Vol. 1

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We repeat the mantra of anti-event: less people, less wine, more focus and more enjoyment. It's a 'mixed bag' – albeit one that sparkles with the exceptional charm and complexity of Champagne.

Site Updates

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The Barberry Garden site is under slow but active development. You may have noticed substantial changes to our site over the past two months. Here’s an overview of the latest updates.

Red Spain by Vasyl Velykanskiy

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Six bottles of red wines from Spain.

A taste of Crystallum

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A range of wines from a winery in Walker Bay, South Africa.

Small Growers: 45 years past the revolution

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In light of the exciting shift towards small-scale producers, we have organized a tasting event dedicated to experiencing the essence of this revolution firsthand.

Mixed Bag Vol. 10

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We found a bag full of wine. It calls for a party.

Norm Wines Vol. 2

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Our pick? Norm wines! Occasion? Any!

Burgundy: '09 vs '15

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Explore our detailed recap of a recent intimate wine tasting event featuring four select Burgundy wines: two reds and two whites from the 2015 and 2009 vintages.

Burgundian Grand Cru Grandeur

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A constellation of legends.

Stella di Campalto by Maksym Demchenko

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Elegance, allure and love. Stella di Campalto.

Bring Your Own Wine Vol. 2

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Dive into our recap engaging blind wine tasting in Lo, where enthusiasts' personal selections unveiled a tapestry of tastes and camaraderie in every uncorked surprise.

Champagne Party by Anna Vol. 2

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When Anna calls with an invitation to a Champagne night, you don't hesitate - you simply go.

Sangiovese by Vasyl Velykanskiy

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A small and humble party dedicated to Sangiovese grape organised by Vasyl Velykanskiy.

Champagne Party by Anna Vol. 1

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A small and humble party dedicated to Champagne wines organised by Anna Zinchuk.

Canary Islands

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One could visit the Canaries and dedicate a whole life to these clusters of earth amidst the Atlantic Ocean. We are simple folks, so let's at least dedicate an evening to savor the salty touch of local terroirs.

Gulfi: enduring romance

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Embark on a vinous adventure with Gulfi winery, where each bottle narrates a tale of Sicily's rich viticultural heritage. Traverse from the Iblei Mountains to the fiery terrains of Etna, and the fertile lands of Pachino, as the ancient imagery of Eros and Psyche on Gulfi's labels unveils a poetic ode to the enduring romance between the land and the vine.

Site Updates

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Explore the latest transformation of Barberry Garden, a wine enthusiast's haven. Dive into the revamped UI, under-the-hood technical shifts, and exciting upcoming features in our wine journey. Stay updated with what's new and what's next.

Vinul Moldovei by Dimitry Grachov Vol. 1

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Dimitry has smuggled in Moldova's finest wines to Ukraine. And he's eager to share these gems with others. Need I say more? Count me in!

Bourgogne Party Vol. 2 by Vova and Mykola

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A small and humble party dedicated to Burgundy wines organised by Vova Ulianov and Mykola Chobanu

Mixed Bag Vol. 9

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We found a bag full of wine. It calls for a party.

Notorious Friuli by Vova and Mykola

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A small and humble party dedicated to Friuli wines organised by Vova Ulianov.

Champagne Party by Elena and Roma Vol. 3

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A small and humble party dedicated to Champagne wines organised by Elena Menshikova and Roman Remeev.

Sicily by Vova and Mykola

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A small and humble party dedicated to Sicilian wines organised by Vova Ulianov.

Bourgogne Party Vol. 1 by Vova and Mykola

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A small and humble party dedicated to Burgundy wines organised by Vova Ulianov and Mykola Chobanu

On the road between two winds: Arianna Occhipinti

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Provincial road SP68, wine, vineyards and dry-stone walls: this is the land of Arianna. The sun rises early in the morning over the Iblei Mountains, casting a warm light on the vineyards of Frappato, Nero d’Avola, Albanello, and Zibibbo, as well as the olive groves and wheat fields. In this scenery Arianna’s love for the past and future of the region is reflected in her wines.

Champagne Party by Elena and Roma Vol. 2

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A small and humble party dedicated to Champagne wines organised by Elena Menshikova and Roman Remeev.

Gamay Battle by Vova and Mykola

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Eight bottles of Gamay. Our task is to guess the region. Yet another fun activity by Vova and Mykola.

Vinul Moldovei Vol. 1

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A set of wines from Moldova to change your perception of the country.

Rural Bubbles Party by Vova and Mykola

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A small and humble party dedicated to Pet Nats. Vova and Mykola, forces combined.

Champagne Party by Elena and Roma Vol. 1

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A small and humble party dedicated to Champagne wines organised by Elena Menshikova.

Mixed Bag Vol. 8

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When the White Sea calls, you just surrender and enjoy the mineral song.

Qvevri not Qvevri by Ivan Omelchenko

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Chassorney wines in two variants - qvevri and not qvevri. Touch the universe.

Clos du Tue-Boeuf Party by Mykola Chobanu

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A small and humble party dedicated to Clos du Tue-Boeuf.

Heaven and Earth

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Wave of revolution! Three stars of South African wine scene.

Jura Party by Vova Ulianov

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A small and humble party dedicated to Jura wines. Forget Aragorn, Vova is our new king.

Rose Petals Party Vol. 2

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A fistful of rosé wines.

Champagne Party by Vova Vol. 1

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A small and humble party dedicated to Champagne wines. Forget Aragorn, Vova is our new king.

Mixed Bag Vol. 7

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Bourgogne Party by Vova Ulianov

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A small and humble party dedicated to Bourgogne wines. Forget Aragorn, Vova is our new king.

Jura contre l'humanité

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When I drink Jura, I often think about Grégoire Moulin. In my opinion, they are both beautiful in their characteristic nervosity. Yet let my opinion about the movie not distract you from the main attraction of this day. So without further ado, meet our protagonists. And let's meet on the moon afterwards.

Chenin Blanc Party by Vova Ulianov

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A small and humble party dedicated to Chenin Blanc. Forget Aragorn, Vova is our new king.

A taste of Tondonia

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A tasting event daticated to López de Heredia wines. Bosconia, Cubillo, Gravonia and a few of Tondonia bottles.

Mixed Bag Vol. 6

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We found a bag full of wine. It calls for a party.

Opaque Tasting Vol. 2

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Imagine a completely black and opaque glass filled with wine. Can you tell if it's red or white? Turns out, it's not that easy to guess.

Oceania of Time

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Instead of a wooden sword, the unnamed old man gives us a set of glasses. As we touch the stem, a vision strikes us. Cloaked bottles (clearly from Victoria, Nelson, Central Orago and North Canterbury) stand in a cold dark place. They chant. They whisper. They call us. They promise to show death, life and kindness. Armed and confused, we start our quest. Luckily the first chest contains a legendary artefact - Oceania of Time, a teleportation device.

Bruno Paillard: Collection Anciens Dégorgements

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Collection Anciens Dégorgements tasting event. Five Première Cuvée bottles disgorged at different dates.

Quest for Value

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The quest for value never ends. At one of the previous events, we focused on wines with a good value under a specific price bar. Today we continue to explore the Ukrainian wine market to find bottles that hit the sweet spot of quality to price ratio. To spice things up, we have wines in different price ranges.

Mixed Bag Vol. 5

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There are many bottles in my bag. I get them one after another. It calls for a wine tasting event!

Double trouble

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Two wines, three vintages; and an extra bottle from Mercandelli.

Between Collio and Carso

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A small journey from Carso to Collio and back.

On the Collio Hills

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Legends of Olsavia. The history of Collio hills in our glasses.

Norm Wines Vol. 1

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A wine tasting event dedicated to simple wines with good QPR.

Il Pirata Vol. 3

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A wine tasting event dedicated to wines from Sicily.

Il Pirata Vol. 2

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A wine tasting event dedicated to wines from Sicily.

Yearly events report - Vol. 2022

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A year has passed, so it's time for some statistics.

Classy Bubbles Vol. 2

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A wine tasting event dedicated to sparkling wines produced by traditional method.

To Each Their Own Vol. 1

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Lovely tasting of Pinot family. Every participant selected a bottle, and folks from 101 Bar shuffled and served them blind.

Grapes of Piedmont

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A patchwork carpet spread over the hillsides of a beautiful country full of authentic character. Mostly known for Barolo, Barbaresco and Asti (yay, bubbles), now it is a home for wine world bandits that dig up old colours and senses. While I was preparing for Atypical ver.1.22474487139, I realised how many little-known grapes Piedmont has to offer. Aside from well-known Nebbiolo, Barbera, Cortese and Moscato, there are less-known grapes like Arneis, Dolcetto, Grignolino, Freisa, Slarina, Brachetto, Uva Rara, Ruché, Pelaverga Piccolo. Of course, it's impossible to fit everything into one event, so today, we have a small subset of all the Piemontese diversity to have a small taste of local grapes.

Monthly report - October 2022

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A new month has begun, so it's time to look back at tasting notes for a monthly report. Novelties, favourites, outcasts and trends.

A bit of Spain

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A bunch of delicious wines from Spain calling for a tasting event.

Atypical ver.1.22474487139...

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A wine tasting event dedicated to atypical combinations of location and grapes.

Monthly report - September 2022

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A new month has begun, so it's time to look back at tasting notes for a monthly report. Novelties, favourites, outcasts and trends.

Mixed Bag Vol. 4

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A report of a wine tasting event that includes wines by Costadilà, Tomislav Marković, Sous Le Végétal, Patrick Sullivan, Fedellos do Couto, Jean Grivot and Vino di Anna.

Opaque Tasting Vol. 1

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Imagine a completely black and opaque glass filled with wine. Can you tell if it's red or white? Turns out, it's not that easy to guess.

Site Updates

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Mixed Bag Vol. 3

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A report of a wine tasting event that included Lyme Bay, Marco de Bartoli, Forjas del Salnes, Ca' di Mat, Clos du Tue-Boeuf, Tomislav Markovic and Foradori.

Wine o'clock with People

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An unexpected wine tasting event

Monthly report - August 2022

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A new month has begun, so it's time to look back at tasting notes for a monthly report. Novelties, favourites, outcasts and trends.

Sin Titulo

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Wine tasting event dedicated to almost red wines

Vasyl Kalinichenko about Wine Evaluation

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Monthly report - July 2022

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A new month has begun, so it's time to look back at tasting notes for a monthly report. Novelties, favourites, outcasts and trends.

Mixed Bag Vol. 2: Orange

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Wine tasting event dedicated to skin contact wines

Mixed Bag Vol. 1

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Just take some cool wines, put them together and call it a mix bag blind tasting event. It's time for a report!

They thought I was just drinking all day...

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Monthly report - June 2022

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A taste of Chenin Blanc

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Report of a blind tasting event dedicated to Chenin Blanc.

Site Updates

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Blind tasting by Vasyl Kalinichenko

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Monthly report - May 2022

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U600

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Pinot Noir in Garage

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Some Amber Stars

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Classy Bubbles: Taste the Yeast

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Report of a blind tasting even dedicated to sparkling wines made in traditional style.