When Ladies’ Home Journal in 1929 asked Eleanor Roosevelt to give her view on food, she wrote: “I am sorry to tell you that my husband and I are very bad about food”.
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The genius of Prosecco lies in its enormous popularity. Prosecco’s message oozes lifestyle and goes above and beyond the appeal of just any sparkling wine.
What’s Typicity In France, they call it ‘typicité’, in Italy ‘tipicità’ in English typicity. What is wine typicity and are we talking the same language? In France, they call it ‘typicité’, in Italy ‘tipicità’ and, in English typicity. This often-used wine term is rooted in the tradition of acknowledging the characteristics of terroir and grape […]
As a result of climate change Champagne’s grapes are being very ripe, while acidity has decreased in grape must. To preserve acidity, a winemaker can use no less than 7 grapes in a blend, including the 4 forgotten ones.
One of the most peculiar objects used to taste wine is a tastevin. Some sommeliers still use the tastevin, although nowadays it functions more as a tool for commemorations or decoration.
The grape Viognier comes into its own in Condrieu. Condrieu is a tiny, white wine area in the North Rhône Valley, south of Lyon. Viognier thrives in a type of soil called “arzelle” to produce a wine in a category of its own.