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Diane Losfelt sees a bright future ahead of her, moreover for Château de l’Engarran. And she has every reason to. Guide Hachette just voted her winemaker of the year 2020.

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The art of tasting 

Tasting is an experience for all of the senses. Learning to appreciate wine opens your mind to a multidimensional world where colour, aroma and taste play with each other. Taste is always perceptible but never quite the same. It is this multifaceted expression that makes wine so irresistible.

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Chateau pape clement Bordeaux

Before Bernard Magrez started to do offer luxury overnight stays and gourmet meals regurarly, we visited the legendary Château Pape Clément in Pessac, south of Bordeaux on a windy afternoon in July for a tasting visit and lunch. The first thing I realised was that Château Pape Clément is one of the oldest Grands Crus of Bordeaux. The first known harvest goes as far back as 1252. Some fifty years later the Archbishop of Bordeaux, Bertrand de Got became Pope in 1305 under the name of Clement V. Named ever since after its most famous owner, Château Pape Clément is surrounded by rows of vines, 1,000-year-old olive trees, and a greenhouse designed by Gustave Eiffel. Yet, in my eyes the wines take center stage.

Portfolio

Photos create visual journals of the wine world and its people. They are an abstraction from real life, yet the images look real. They recall and document foregone situations. That’s why they are a unique source of reflection & remembrance. View my growing collection of photographs from wine cellars to portraits to vinescapes. 

Cellar 

Cellar lights are snapshots that visualize the uniqueness of the (wine) cellar, a world otherwise hidden.

Couleur

Couleur locale snapshots visualise impressions characteristic of a specific region or historical period, of its couleur locale. 

Portraits

Portraits have always been more than just a record. A portrait is a visual representation of meeting a particular person. 

Vineyards

Vineyards have always been more than just a place. A vineyard is a representation of a particular landscape. 

Vintage

Vintage history are snapshots from harvests in the past. They visualise the uniqueness of an certain era, a bygone or forgotten world.

Wine

A variety of fun and amusing snapshots about grapes, vineyards winemaking, wine, food and spirits.

Setting the bar for quality

 

The learning curve while tasting and traveling your way through the world of wine can be either steep or mellow. Yet, in our eye’s quality defines the art of drinking well. Similar to travel, good wines force us to listen to their story, and to the story of the people who made them. Besides, good wines facilitate the art of conviviality. They enable us to drink well but little with all-embracing pleasure.

Travel journal

The red, ochre and yellow ancestral terroirs of Sicily gave Cos winery something so special that they decided to handle the grapes naturally. Cos lets the grapes ferment spontaneously on the skins -using indigenous yeasts- in terracotta amphorae buried in the ground. The clay of the of 440 litres amphorae is porous like oak but the advantage with clay is that it gives no taste or flavour to the wine, while the wine still breathes.

The red, ochre and yellow ancestral terroirs of Sicily gave Cos winery something so special that they decided to handle the grapes naturally. Cos lets the grapes ferment spontaneously on the skins -using indigenous yeasts- in terracotta amphorae buried in the ground. The clay of the of 440 litres amphorae is porous like oak but the advantage with clay is that it gives no taste or flavour to the wine, while the wine still breathes.

WineJus &wanderlust

Travel isn’t something we just want to do. It is something we need to do. We are self confessed sufferers from wanderlust, this relentless urge to keep moving. In away it is similar to the urge of a winelover. To find something extraordinary, to find something unsampled. This is the result of curiosity. The impulse to seek new information and experiences and explore fresh possibilities. With travel comes the understanding of how things came to be. Anyway, the journey changes you. Needless to say that travel can be awfully complicated and that it isn’t always comfortable, but there are lots of rewards on the way and often a bit of magic too. 

The best thing you can do is to take travel as is, and to recognize its beauty. To create your own range of stories, just as we do at Winejus. Get on your way, connect, because travel is what ignites us all.

Domecq sherries are quietly aged in traditional American oak barrels at the oldest surviving Almacenista bodega named after Pilar Aranda y Latorre. The building is perfect for the west winds that bring moisture to the flor.

Domecq sherries are quietly aged in traditional American oak barrels at the oldest surviving Almacenista bodega named after Pilar Aranda y Latorre. The building is perfect for the west winds that bring moisture to the flor.

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, awarded a "Remarkable Site for Taste" by the French government, is bordered by the Rhône River. Its famous vineyards with large and small pebbles are found in a landscape of slopes and plateaus.

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, awarded a "Remarkable Site for Taste" by the French government, is bordered by the Rhône River. Its famous vineyards with large and small pebbles are found in a landscape of slopes and plateaus.

Travel stories

An important part of the travel experience are travel stories. An beautiful image may work as a snapshot, but in the eyes of many not always convey a true impression of a travel experience. We hope our stories have a quiet power to evoke a place and time, are a reminder of the way travel can open the mind and the heart.  

Some will tell us that we are mad travellers, we don’t care. We just hope you’ll gently absorb the essence of the Winejus experience, that our stories and insights create a resonance,  give you ideas or something to long for.

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