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How to pair music with wine?

I love to pair music with wine. It is very abstract but if you think about it, it makes a lot of sense. We pair wine with food, we pair wine with mood. Music goes hand in hand with this. Of course it depends a lot on your taste in music. What works for...

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Which red wine with spicy food?

Pairing spicy food with wine can be tricky and depends a lot on your taste. If you like it hot (fiiiiiiiiirebomb!) I would suggest other wines than if you like to contain the heat. White wines that go well with spicy food are for example off-dry Rieslings, especially if there is a sweet touch...

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How to come up with Instagram story ideas?

Posting on Social media can be overwhelming. You have to keep posting to grow but you can’t post just anything. It has to be quality content that your audience will love. There are pictures to post on your feed, stories, and nowadays video is ever more important, think of the new reels on Instagram....

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How to pick a good cheap wine?

Now this is tricky. First of all it depends on what you consider cheap. For the answer let’s focus on wines that cost around 10 euro/dollar. Whenever I have to pick a “cheap” wine I always try to go for the best possible price quality. Obviously it depends on where you live and what...

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How to organise a wine tasting?

Organizing your own wine tasting can be exciting! Here are some tips to make it fun! Pick a theme. A wine tasting instantly gets more interesting when you taste several natural wines or when you take a dive into Italian wines from a specific region for example. Share great stories. The most inspiring part...

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How to grow a following on Instagram?

Growing your audience can be a real struggle. Here are some tips. Pick a niche. Be clear about what you stand for, the more specific the better. Don’t just pick wine, there are a million wine pages out there. “Red wine under 10 dollar” or “Greek wines” is much better option. When you decide...

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SDEN of WSET?

Ik krijg vaak de vraag of ik de Nederlandse SDEN opleiding aanraad of de Internationale WSET opleiding. Ik heb zelf de SDEN 4 (vinologen opleiding) gevolgd en ben nu bezig met WSET 3. De stof die wordt behandeld is min of meer gelijk, bij WSET wordt er analytischer geproefd. Stel jezelf de volgende vragen:...

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What to do with left over wine in a decanter?

Imagine you decant a wine and you don’t finish it, how to store the rest of the wine for the next day? Although this never happens to me, I do have the answer. Carefully pour the wine back in the bottle, use a funnel if necessary. Close the bottle with the cork or better...

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How to start a wine import business?

Starting a wine (import) business requires a lot of effort like any business. Following these steps will help. Analyzing the market. Is there a need for the wines I want to import? If not, what need is there at the moment. What are other people importing, what works and what doesn’t? Who is my...