Eva Clüsserath’s Trittenheimer Apotheke Riesling wines are among the best in the German Mosel valley
Eva Clüsserath is a veritable phenomenon in Germany’s Mosel. Her Trittenheimer Apotheke Riesling wines are among the best in the Mosel Valley.
I thought I knew where to go for the “True Italian Taste” in Amsterdam, until I discovered more “Authentic Italian Tables” through a walking-tasting organised by the Italian Chamber of Commerce.
Greek celebration Highly esteemed by wine connoisseurs and wine lovers alike, Cinque bar & deli in Athens offers around 35 wine labels all by the glass. This truly welcoming little wine bar is a hit with visitors and locals and very popular as an after-work venue. In one of Athen’s most vibrant districts, you can […]
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”.
1982 Mouton Rothschild reveals the DNA of a legendary 1st Growth, it needs to be tasted to be believed
The Château Mouton Rothschild 1982 is a stunning, gorgeous wine. It is elegant, refined and lively, even in this mature stage. When Bordeaux is on this level, there is hardly anything like it.
Tasting Note So here goes. Imagine yourself 70 km north-west of Vienna, in Langenlois in Austria, in the hilly, hot countryside where vines are grown, and at night the fresh, fragrant forest air drifts through the terraced vineyards. It is the terroir of Weingut Bründlmayer in the subregion of Kamptal. We arrive during harvest, Riesling […]
The assemblage of Finca San Blas’ wine ambition with innovative winemaker Nicolás Sánchez vision results in a surprising new Garnacha wine coming from one of Spain’s driest & coldest DOs
In Peso da Régua on the western boundaries of the Port region, the people, landscapes and history of Port wine come first in Museu do Douro – Douro Museum
Freixenet 2015 Cava Cuvée de Prestige is an unusual blanc de noirs assemblage of the Red Grenache grape & the native white Subirat Parent varietal
Puisserguier is surrounded by “Garrigues”. This “je ne sais quoi” gives Marsanne its gentle, fruity expression in Le Pinada 2018
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.
Diane Losfelt sees a bright future ahead for herself and Château de l’Engarran. And she has every reason to. Guide Hachette just voted her winemaker of the year 2020.
Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva 2016 vintage presents both the power as the sophistication of Sangiovese.
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 […]
The prestigious International Wine Challenge not only awarded the Torres Salmos 2016 with 95 points and a gold medal but this red blend from Cariñena, Garnacha and Syrah also gained the title best Priorat wine.
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.
Les Jamelles 100% Grenache Noir Vallée de la Boulzane reveals itself slowly in the glass, offering a compelling, abundant yet concentrated wine, with ripe red and black fruits, a hint of spicy oak, beautiful tannins, and a silky, ample finish.
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. Japanese cuisine matches perfectly with Koshu wine as Koshu tends to emphasize 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.
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’. “Foodies” are wonderfully adapt to find the next must-go event, and like to gather in groups of like […]
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.
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