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1,058 Added | 16 Magazines | 43 Likes | 108 Following | 62 Followers | @ronjansen131 | Ron Jansen Ik ben Ron Jansen, geboren in 1969 (goed wijnjaar) en één van de vaste bloggers van wijnbloggers. Wat heb ik met wijn? Als je die vraag had gesteld in mijn studententijd dan had ik vast geantwoord niet zo veel. In die tijd was het meer bier wat de boventoon voerde. Ik ben op latere leeftijd meer wijn gaan drinken en bier drink ik bijna niet meer. Naast het drinken van wijn ben ik ook geïnteresseerd geraakt in het proces van wijn maken, maar ook in de vele wijnsoorten. Waarom smaakt een wijn zoals hij smaakt en wat proef ik nu zijn de vragen waar ik mij regelmatig over buig. Erg leuk, maar nog geen reden om er over te schrijven toch? Eh, eigenlijk wel. Door het schrijven over wijn dwing ik mijzelf tot het nadenken over de wijn en het analyseren van wat ik proef. Erg leuk voor mijzelf, maar ook voor mij vrienden. Het delen van lekkere wijnen, het geven van tips, maar ook het discussiëren over wijn is de reden waarom ik blog.

What makes celebrities jump into winemaking?

There is a saying among the people who take grapes and turn them into our favorite beverage, and it goes like this: To make a small fortune in the wine industry, you have to start with a large one.<p>Although I've never invested (or lost) a penny in a winemaking operation, I trust that the saying is …

Wine
Squirrels

An Italian Wine Estate with a Medieval Castle and Hunting Reserve

The property includes 25 cottages and a chapel, too<p>Listing of the Day<p><b>Location:</b> Radicondoli, Siena, Tuscany, Italy <b><br>Price:</b> €35 million (US$37.2 …

China’s Wine Market Is Growing

The Chinese like to drink wine. China’s millionaires, of which there are beau coup, don’t think twice about dropping $300 on a bottle of wine. And, since China’s economy looks like it’s emerging from its recent doldrums, wine consumption is on the upswing. Not only is per capita consumption rising, …

Wine

5 wines for Valentine’s Day and beyond

Exceptional   Excellent   Very Good<p>This week’s wines include two rosé sparklers to fit your Valentine’s Day budget: a champagne splurge and an Italian bargain. Then we have a white burgundy that performs much higher than its price, a delicious red from Washington state and, of course, an early 2016 …

Wine

Yunnan Village Turns ‘Grapes of God’ into Big Bucks

Decorated with Tibetan art and images of Jesus and Mary, the homes of villagers of Cizhong, in southwestern China’s Yunnan province, are distinctively different from others in the region.<p>A small Catholic church stands in the center of the village, and along Cizhong’s main road, a sign mounted to …

Meet the Sommelier: MASTER OF WINE Christy Canterbury

In 2014, renowned sommelier Christy Canterbury was short-listed for the Roederer Online Wine Communicator of the Year Award. Her work has been …

Could the moon affect the taste of your wine? These people think so

It’s a mysterious thing, the moon. Some people say full moons hinder how they sleep, others fear supermoons will turn them mad, and for a select few …

Astronomy

Bordeaux Is Changing—for the Better

I confess I came late to Bordeaux. My experience with wine began as a kid growing up in Buffalo in the 1950s. My paternal grandfather, Gaetano, who …

France

A Wine Fight Brews Here, While It's Kumbaya Over There

On the same day I read about a wine trade war brewing between the United States and neighboring British Columbia , I also discovered the inclusivity of LaWinetech.<p>Formed by a group of start-ups in the French wine world, LaWinetech’s website explains its mission this way: “Whether through mobile …

Wine

Salud! Spain takes on France with a new upmarket classification for cava

Cava producers in Spain have announced a new high-end classification for the sparkling wine in order to give it a more upmarket reputation.<p><b>The wine is one of Spain’s most successful exports, with producers making 250 million bottles a year, more than half of which are snapped up by some 130</b> …

Sparkling Wine

Raising Arizona: Outsider Wines Travel to New Heights

Some like it hot, as producers in the sun-drenched state push the envelope with high-elevation wines. It's time to take a serious look at Arizona.<p>If …

Lady Gaga getting into the beverage business with 'Grigio Girls' wines

Lady Gaga’s name has been on her Little Monsters' lips for a long time. Now, the world famous songstress wants everyone's lips to be sipping a glass of her signature wine.<p>As first reported by TMZ, the “Million Reasons” singer recently submitted paperwork to “produce wine, wine coolers, wine …

Angelina Jolie

Beychevelle Becomes Latest Bordeaux Estate to Add New Winery

Chateau Beychevelle, a classed growth in Bordeaux’s Saint Julien district, has brought a new winery into operation for the 2016 harvest, becoming the …

Bordeaux

10 best whisky gifts for Christmas this year

<i>Want to learn more about whisky? Discover new brands, sample incredible whiskies and attend masterclasses at The Telegraph Whisky Experience,</i> <i>December 5th and 6th December, No.1 Whitehall, London, Tickets available at telegraphevents.co.uk</i><p>Hidden in dusty warehouses across Scotland are casks of …

21 Things Every Man Should Have in His Closet

We have your essentials covered<p>Yves Saint Laurent once famously said, “Fashion fades; style is eternal.” What he was getting at is that seasons come and seasons go, and with them plenty of desirable items, but certain things—a trench coat, a perfectly cut navy suit—aren’t subject to the …

Men's Fashion

Men’s Inspiration Guide To Check Suiting

Today’s trends mean an old-school look is getting a modern makeover. Thanks to the sartorial shenanigans of a few of our favourite “mad men,” the …

Encode Rings Transform Three Seconds of Speech Into a Unique Piece of Jewelry

When given to the right person at the right time, a piece of jewelry can speak volumes. With an Encode Ring, the message you’re trying to convey to …

Typography

Restless Bandit raises $8M to help companies dig through their old resume piles

While at LinkedIn, Steve Goodman and his co-founders spent a lot of their time trying to help companies dig up the best possible candidates from those that exist around the Web — but might not have applied.<p>But after candidates have applied, their resumes are sitting in a database somewhere on a …

Employment

Ontame.io wants to be ‘Google Analytics’ for recruiters

Ontame.io, a relatively new startup from the former CTO and CEO of Graduateland (which recently acquired Tyba), is building a product to bring better analytics to recruitment.<p>The idea is to be able to track not just where applicant and referral traffic comes from, but how this correlates to the …

Analytics

Deals of Note: August 11, 2016

Hoover Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner<p><b>Save $90:</b>Keep things sparkling with this cordless and bagless vacuum. Clean effectively on a carpet or bare …

Watch Now: The Gear We’re Testing This Week

<i>Welcome to What’s in the Office This Week. We’re obviously passionate about gear, and we have a lot of it in the office — it fuels our reviews, news</i> …

Zeeuwse wijnen in KLM World Business Class

Opeens zit je daar – jurk aan, kroon op – naast niemand minder dan wijnschrijver Harold Hamersma en de Commissaris van de Koning Han Polman in het …

Een van Nederlands meest prestigieuze wijnverzamelingen onder de hamer

Zondag 25 september gaat een deel van de beroemde Henk Savelberg wijncollectie ter veiling. De veiling vindt plaats bij restaurant Dauphine op het …

Pocket Stashes

These 'Stashes are Not for Hipsters<p>Unbelievably small waterproof keyring canisters for your necessities<br>• Hooks to your keyring to be ready when you …

Shopping