Tasting Note Do all Albariño wines smell and taste alike? Not really, although many tasters would emphasise the citrus zest, slightly salty, mineral characteristics of Albariños, and their typical acidity. Albariño is also considered quite aromatic. The Albariño of Mar de Frades transmits all the aroma qualities of the Albariño variety: the white flowers, yellow […]
Starlicious Rond de Tafel or around the table is a new, temporary fine-dining concept at the Gashouder Amsterdam. From July 1 to August 31, 2020, five Michelin star chefs are preparing their signature dishes in the ‘Gashouder’.
Tasting Note It was not my purpose to open this Mercurey Blanc. To be honest, I had forgotten all about it. During a dinner I was so wrapped up in a heated discussion that I took a random bottle from my wine refrigerator. What a surprise! As I smelled the 2011 Château de Chamirey Mercurey […]
Yann Chave’s Crozes-Hermitage Le Rouvre 2014 is born under a lucky star. Or rather, on an excellent terroir with 50-year-old Syrah vines. Made by one of the best winemakers in the region, Le Rouvre 2014 expresses Crozes-Hermitage so well that it becomes its ambassador.
If you take the Grand Cru dreams of a Dutch owner, an innovative winemaker, and a stellar consultant, and put them all together under the roof of Domaine de la Jasse, you’ll get a classic Tête de Cuvée made of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Pays D’Oc.
Carciofi alla Giudea, Roman style artichokes, a delicious century-old fried Jewish delicacy from the eternal city of Rome
Nothing brings back the memories of the chaos, grit, splendor, and contradictions of the fascinating city Naples more than the intense smell of a Neapolitan pizza.
Clairette de Die is a naturally sparkling white wine, made of minimum of 75% Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains and generally only a tiny amount of Clairette Blanche grape. A wine called Clairette, but mainly made of Muscat Blanc, is a bit odd when you think about it.
Pascal Agrapart Complantée is an Extra Brut Champagne, a field blend of 6 varieties co-planted – or complantée in French – on a single parcel in the La Fosse vineyard in the village of Avize.
The staff and the relaxed crowd make Parisian bar Combat super welcoming. Not only that, bar Combat’s cocktails are delicious.
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.
Landscape philosopher Fernando Caruncho plays with our perceptions in the Puglian vineyards of Masseria Amastuola. Our brain “learns” how a vineyard should look, square and immobile, yet Caruncho’s vine waves create a whole different motion.
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.
In one of the most dynamic wine regions of (Southern) Italy, Planeta’s Feudo di Mezzo winery produces a wine made of Sicily’s ancient white Carricante grape variety. Grown exclusively in the volcanic soils of Mount Etna, this modern take on an Etna white oozes a lot of freshness, minerals and energy.
A wine once enjoyed by Queen Victoria slipped under the wine radar until 20 years ago. Now one can easily say that Saint-Péray is bubbling and buzzing again.
Any fan of port will be delighted with the 2016 vintage. One of the most declared vintages of all time Quinta do Noval delivers with structure, elegance and finesse.
A white Hermitage wine from the Northern Rhône can develop in the cellar for over two decades. In all stages of maturity it pairs gloriously well with food.
Ancestral potential Cristían Carrasco, winemaker of Torres Chili researches Chile’s ancestral grape varieties to understand their enological potential and their resistance to heat and drought. The future use of these varieties might be one of the answers to climate change. On a cold Tuesday evening, Winejus went to a unique masterclass under the guidance […]
Bellingham’s Bernard Series pays homage to its legendary founder and maverick winemaker Bernard Podlashuk, ‘Pod’ to family and friends. Bernard’s daring vision, tenacity, drive and courage not only put Bellingham on the wine map, but also the South African wine industry as a whole.
Sebastiaan van Bokkel’s grandfather Bobby was the inspiration for Bobby’s Gin. Launched in 2014 Bobby’s infused gin recipe, using Indonesian spices and herbs, laid the foundation for Bobby’s Gin -Schiedam.
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