Spicing up the World Wide Wine World, one sip at a time!

In a bath of grapes

Welcome on winespicegirl.com! The international platform for wine lovers that don’t take themselves and life so seriously! If you love wine, this is the place to be! I like to write about wine because wine brings happiness and dries tears. Wine uncorks emotions, awakens the senses and connects cultures. Whether you are a “wine professional” …

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Beaujolais wine – so much more than Beaujolais nouveau

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Beaujolais was long known mostly for the Beaujolais nouveau, the light and fruity red wine introduced to the public every year on the third Thursday of November. An awesome marketing campaign by négociant Georges Dubeouf, who made a local tradition go viral in the late 1970s. Read a great interview with Dubeouf’s son here. Macération …

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In bed with Hermann Moser – Grüner Veltliner and Riesling from Kremstal

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Austrian wines have a special place in my heart. There is no particular reason for this, it just happens to me that when I am poured a glass of Grüner veltliner, or a Zweigelt blended with Blaufrankisch for example, I am always in a good mood. It is an intrinsic feeling that I cannot explain.In …

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Margaret River – an upcoming Australian wine region

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Written by Jeremy of NomadicGrape The stunning region of Margaret River! Ah, that anticipation of arriving in Margaret River for the first time. Just amazing, such a beautiful memory!  Oh Margaret River, how I love you!  Margs, like the locals call it, is in the south-western tip of Western Australia and is roughly 3 hours’ drive …

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Tasmania – Australia’s best sparkling wines

Tasmania wine region

Tasmania for Winespicegirl – By The Wine Wench When thinking about Australia, you’d be forgiven for forgetting Tasmania, the little triangle-shaped island right at the bottom. Seriously – it’s been left off maps, logos and plenty of other Aussie merchandise many times (facepalm).  But having just visited my country’s southernmost state, I believe it’s time …

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Wine regio Ahr – a paradise for Spätburgunder

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The spätburgunders from the Ahr deserve more attention. They are fruity, sizzling with energy and full of finesse. I’m a big fan. All about the Ahr The Ahr is one of the smallest wine regions in Germany with only 560 hectares of vineyard acreage. To give perspective, the smallest anbaugebiet, Hessische bergstrasse, is planted with …

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A three course menu from the BBQ – theme French fine dining

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Written by Joost Janssen. Of course we support our locals and regularly order something, but there is also a charm in cooking for yourself. Our shared hobby is good food and drinks; beautiful dishes with ditto wines. Preferably a bit refined. I also like to BBQ all year round. People often react with amazement: “BBQ …

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Grape picking in Puglia

grape picking Puglia

By Evy from Life is a cocktail. You know those people who love the sunrise, who are energized with the first rays of sun reaching out through the sky? You know those people who are extremely chirpy in the morning? So yes, I am not those people. I have been once more convinced about that …

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WSET 1 – my experience

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Geschreven door Alyssa Gammoudy Review: WSET level 1 A lock down will not stop me from going on an adventure, and I’d like to take you with me on mine, through the WSET level 1 course. When I was a child, I was fascinated by how the Romans would make wine by stumping it with …

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6 x Valentine’s Day wines – Spice up your Valentine

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It is said that during lockdown, we’re a lot less sexy and romantic. No baby boom, no sales records at Durex or queues at the flower stall. Instead fluffy slippers, flannel pajamas and a ‘work-from-home’ mood. That’s why we’d like to help you make your Valentine’s Day a bit spicier, with a tempting list of …

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