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Ready for the surprising quality of Domaine Karanika’s sparkling wines?
In the north of Greece, in the highly respected upcoming wine region of Amyntaio, Domaine Karanika makes world-class sparkling wines.
Oplato Paris, a great wine bar for aperitifs and Auvergne delights
Oplato is “un classique de l’apéro” a must for lovers of aperitifs, conviviality and plated delights from Auvergne in Rue de Charonne, Paris
Pago de Larrainzar gives magic to the ancestral land in Navarra
A magical forest, a vineyard and a dream to make wine give sense to the ancestral land of family Larrainzar. Result: Pago de Larrainzar Reserva Especial 2014 single vineyard.
Yearning for German Mosel’s Rieslings? Let Eva Clüsserath’s wines surprise you
Eva Clüsserath is a veritable phenomenon in Germany’s Mosel. Her Trittenheimer Apotheke Riesling wines are among the best in the Mosel Valley.
Discover the True Italian Taste in the 17th century capital of Holland Amsterdam
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.
Cinque wine bar Athens has a great selection of wines, you are going to love it!
Highly esteemed by wine connoisseurs and wine lovers alike, Cinque bar & deli is a welcoming little wine bar in Athens with a great selection of Greewines
I am sorry to tell you that my husband and I are very bad about food
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.
Finca San Blas shows the potential of Garnacha from one of Spain’s driest & coldest DOs
The innovative winemaker Nicolás Sánchez’ vision results in a surprising new Garnacha wine coming from one of Spain’s driest and coldest DOs.
Discover the people and history of Port in ‘Museu do Douro’ in Peso Da Régua
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
Unusual assemblage of white Subirat Parent & Red Garnatxa in the 2015 Freixenet Cuvée Prestige
Freixenet 2015 Cava Cuvée de Prestige is an unusual blanc de noirs assemblage of the Red Grenache grape & the native white Subirat Parent varietal
Cave Puisserguier decoded The Tricky Personality Of Marsanne in Le Pinada 2018
Puisserguier is surrounded by “Garrigues”. This “je ne sais quoi” gives Marsanne its gentle, fruity expression in Le Pinada 2018
The genius of Prosecco – why Prosecco is not running out of bubbles any time soon
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 of Château de l’Engarran awarded “meilleure vigneronne”of the year 2020 by Guide Hachette
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.
The enticing personality of Sangiovese in Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva 2016
Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva 2016 vintage presents both the power as the sophistication of Sangiovese.
What’s wine typicity? Some words about the character of wine from a certain place
In France, they call it ‘typicité’, in Italy ‘tipicità’, in English typicity. What is wine typicity and are we talking the same language?
Torres’ Salmos Priorat 2016 pays homage to the founders of viticulture in Priorat
The prestigious International Wine Challenge not only awarded the Torres Salmos 2016 95 points and a gold medal but also the title best Priorat wine
The conviviality of sharing makes Chai Parisien a wine bar that appeals to everyone
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.
The varietal quality of Les Jamelles Vallée de la Boulzane Grenache Noir
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.
Hugh Johnson re-writes his fascinating Story of Wine, from Noah to now 30 years later
The history of wine is long, 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 and updated version, plus Johnson’s view on the changes in the global wine world in the past 30 years.
There is something distinctly Japanese about Japan’s native Koshu grape
With an estimated 1,000 year history of cultivation, Koshu is Japan’s oldest grape variety. Koshu wine enhances the natural flavours of Japanese cuisine.
Cava Huguet at Can Feixes: we want to sell our passion for what we do
There must be in everyone a love for Spanish Cava. Winejus tasted Huguet Gran Reserva Brut Nature 2009 starring the Parellada grape.
The result of terroir and the saline winds: Mar de Frades Albariño Atlantico
The salty winds coming off the nearby Atlantic ocean give Mar de Frades Albarino a saline touch you can taste so well in the 2019 vintage. It is called “the Atlantic vintage” as it was cooler and wetter than usual.
Fine dining in COVID times, the 1.5 meters gastronomy of 2*Michelin chef Erik van Loo
Starlicious Rond de Tafel or around the table is a new, temporary […]
Yann Chave expresses the terroir of Crozes-Hermitage so well with Le Rouvre 2014
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. Le Rouvre 2014 expresses Crozes-Hermitage so well that it becomes its ambassador.
Ceci n’est pas un vin ordinaire – c’est Domaine de la Jasse Tête de Cuvée 2016
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 Tête de Cuvée made of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.
When Rome gives you Carciofi alla Giudea, eat the Jewish-style artichokes with gusto
Carciofi alla Giudea, Roman style artichokes, a delicious century-old fried Jewish delicacy from the eternal city of Rome
Remembrance of pizzas past. When you say Napoli, you taste Neapolitan Pizza
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.
A natural sparkling Muscat wine named Clairette. Confused? Don’t be.
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.
Champagne Pascal Agrapart Complantée. Can one deliver terroir in a bottle?
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.
There’s a surprise around the corner at Rue de Belleville: bar Combat’s cocktails
The staff and the relaxed crowd make Parisian bar Combat super welcoming. Not only that, bar Combat’s cocktails are delicious.
Champagne’s forgotten grapes reveal a potential for acidity and freshness
As a result of climate change, Champagne’s grapes are very ripe, with acidity decreasing in grape must. To preserve acidity, a winemaker can use no less than 7 grapes in Champagne, including the 4 forgotten ones.
Fernando Caruncho creates a spectacular wave of vineyards at Amastuola
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.
When the wine is pulled, you have to sell it, unless the proof is in the tastevin
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.
Planeta Etna Bianco: saline freshness from the slopes of Mount Etna
In one of the most dynamic wine regions of (Southern) Italy, Planeta Feudo di Mezzo winery produces Etna Bianco. Grown in the volcanic soils of Mount Etna, this modern take on an Etna white oozes a lot of freshness, minerals and energy.
A taste of domaine Biguet’s Mousseux Brut, Saint-Péray is bubbling and buzzing again
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.
Quinta do Noval’s 2016 vintage port is beating a special rhythm
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.
White Hermitage is not afraid of butter, nor garlic, and is utterly intoxicating with truffle
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.
Torres Chile breathes new life into the garden of traditional Chilean grapes
Cristían Carrasco (Torres, Chile) researches Chile’s ancestral grape varieties to understand their enological potential & their resistance to heat and drought.
Bellingham Bernard Series, 2017 Chenin Blanc Old Vine
Bellingham Bernard Series pays homage to the legendary Bernard Podlashuk, whose daring vision, tenacity, drive put Bellingham on the wine map, but also South Africa as a wine country.
We are making -Bobby’s dry- gin here, not alcohol
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.
The ability to move in unexpected directions paid off for Glenfiddich Fire and Cane
A whole different side to a Speyside single malt. The fourth release in the Glenfiddich Experimental Series. named Fire & Cane is a lightly peated, thus Fire.
WineJus, a fresh take on everything wine and more
So you want to be a wine media and travel writer I […]
2017 Symington Altano Douro DOC – red label
In the 1990s Symington began producing Douro DOC wines from the vineyards and indigenous grape varieties in the Cima Corgo and Douro Superior sub-regions. Symington’s Altano Douro red is the result.
Quebec’s craft distillers: “distilling is a serious passion”
Canada’s spirits market is lively but volatile. The passion of small artisan distilleries revived Quebec’s craft beverage industry to eventually become its cornerstone.