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Postcard from Alsace: More than a wine region!

Alsace is a region of France situated on the German border with place names and wine/grape names that sound very Germanic …. Gewurtztraminer, …

Kaysersberg

Postcard from Chablis: In praise of Cave-La Chablisienne!

Vigneron, Negociants, Cooperatives, all very different in the world of winemaking, and mostly different in their approach to visitors for wine …

Wine Tasting

Bouchard Pere et Fils

The lovely town of Beaune in the heart of the Burgundy region of France is rich with wineries and tasting rooms. We were thrilled to have the …

Wine

Start your Burgundy wine tasting here.

As an introduction to wine tasting in Burgundy, it doesn’t come much better than Santenay, a lovely place to start your wine travels moving south to …

Wine Tasting

Wines & Vines under those "Dreaming Spires"

First a little historical stuff!Oxford is the county town of Oxfordshire and famous worldwide for its prestigious university, the oldest in the …

wines

A tour through the top wine bars in Bordeaux

It would not be a proper trip to Bordeaux unless you did a little wine tasting.<p>In fact, wine is an essential part in Bordeaux. You could even claim, …

France

How to Get the Most Out of a Vertical Tasting?

Paso Robles Wine Club: Vertical Blind Tasting<p>In a vertical tasting, different harvests of the same wine are tasted and compared, in sequence. It is a …

Does a wine have a “sense of place”?

A real sense of place?I recently had a minor spat on Twitter about the utter pretentiousness of some professional wine writers who use outrageous …

Wine Tasting

The Myth of Wine Geology

“Soil, not grapes, is the latest must-know when choosing a wine,” Bloomberg has proclaimed. Meanwhile, wine writer Alice Feiring has published a book …

Wine & Spirits

How to Taste Wine Like a Pro

Ever feel like the pros at wine tastings are speaking their own secret language? In a way, they are. Learn the ins and outs of "tasting grids," which …

Wine

What I have learned from wine and philosophy

Louis Pasteur<p>A very interesting article from Nigel Burton entitled A short philosophy of wine (Nigel Burton, MD) has set me thinking (in an Epicurean …

Wine

Georgian wine: An 8,000-year-old tradition is popping corks around the world

Giogi Dakishvili, son of one of the Soviet Union’s top wine scientists, stands in the qvevri room of his family winery,, using the same wine-making …

Wine

Burgundy, Wines 101, Chablis Grand Cru

Chablis Grand Cru, Les Clos, Domaine DauvissatAfter much faffing around on my part I have decided to add the Chablis Grand Cru, Les Clos, Domaine …

Wine Tasting

Is “English Sparkling Wine” bubbling enough?

Bubbling enough?English Sparkling Wine is really bubbling at the moment (Because of Brexit? Sorry BBC couldn’t resist being positive!) Brilliant …

Sparkling Wine

The Full English! With wine from Oxfordshire.

A hot summer in England, fantastic cricket and football, and brilliant English wine and food. Everything on this platter is English, Cornish smoked …

Oxfordshire

Bringing the Concept of Art and Wine Full Circle

Sonoma and Napa valleys have been rapidly turning into rolling fields of grapes all around, giving visitors a multiple perspective on this …

Wine

Painting masterpieces with wine!

Really! This is not wine tasting while you paint, but an artist who actually uses wine as his paint! The artist is Edgar Lizarazu Shiosaky“The study …

Extracted

How to Order 10 Different Types of Wine Like a Sommelier (or at Least Fake It)

To some, the art of ordering wine is exactly that: a true art form built on knowledge, experience, and a sophisticated palate. To others, it's a …

Napa Valley

Get Over Your Fear of Chilling Red Wine

Last weekend the temperature on my back deck was 95 degrees, steaks were on the grill, and I craved a thirst-quenching drink that wasn’t that summer …

Wine

England fan to savour next penalty shootout as if it were a fine wine

AN England fan is planning to savour the team’s next penalty shootout as if it were a fine, vintage wine.

British Humour

Top-rated Crémant from France

A great value alternative to Champagne, crémants offer characterful regional sparkle from all over France. Sue Style recommends her favourite …

France

Outcry as Japanese makers of ‘exceptional’ wine told to quit France

French winemakers and wine lovers are up in arms after a Japanese couple who earned rave reviews for their very first vintage have been threatened with deportation.<p>More than 42,000 have already signed a petition blasting the "crazy, foolish and shameful decision", with wine and restaurant critics …

Wine

Is This The Ultimate Wine Tasting App?

Wine tasting notesMost of us who are into wine tasting, wine collecting or wine travel will have moved away from writing our tasting notes and tried …

Wine

Three wine tastings in Meursault, France

Burgundy, our favourite wine region in the world; it has everything, history, architecture, food, nice people …. and ample opportunities for wine …

Wine Tasting

Jefford on Monday: The Chablis difference

Andrew Jefford wonders how ‘Burgundian’ Chablis is.<p>Chablis occupied around 500 ha in the 1960s; now it has grown more than tenfold, to 5,600 ha. …

North Sea

This artist paints masterpieces with wine — take a look

“Wine is bottled poetry,” as the saying goes, but for one artist, it is much, much more.<p>(Credit: Edgar Lizarazu Shiosaky)<p>“In its pure form it is so …

Extracted

Simplify wine tasting notes without the salad bingo!

Typical Fruit Salad of Wine TastingI am constantly baffled by wine tasting notes I come across written either by professional wine tasters or by well …

Wine Tasting

Do you have a wine tasting bucket list?

Do you have a bucket list of wines for wine tasting “before you die”? Do you have a bucket list of wine travels to complete before you die? My bucket …

Wine Tasting

How to Build a Cheese Board Like a Pro

Whether you're looking for something basic or more involved, these are the cheeses, wines and techniques that will help you conquer cheese board …

101 Wines Bucket List

Bucket Lists are a bit like Marmite, love ’em or hate ’em, nothing in between! Until recently I’ve been in the “hate ’em” group for full blown Bucket …

Wine Tasting