A wine bar in Paris. Yes! But then different. “Le Bon JAJA” at Chai Parisien seduces friends and wine lovers alike. It is the Paris we love.
Story of Wine The history of wine is a long one, and it takes a writer of Hugh Johnson’s stature to bring it to life. The Story of Wine is now available in a re-issued an updated version, plus Johnson’s view on the changes in the global wine world in the past 30 years. I […]
With its 1,000 year history, the Koshu grape is Japan’s oldest variety. Koshu wine matches perfectly with Japanese cuisine Koshu tends to heighten the its natural flavours.
There must be in everyone a love for Spanish Cava. Winejus tasted Huguet Gran Reserva Brut Nature 2009 starring the Parellada grape.
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.
Wine & Beyond. Winejus cuts through the noise and writes consistently about wine, travel, food, and spirits. Let’s enjoy, together. The spoken word is beyond writing. A wine already consumed is beyond tasting. Unless the taster is telling its story.