Wine

nelleswijn 0

Wine regio Ahr – a paradise for Spätburgunder

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...

Palocortado 0

What to eat with a Palo Cortado Sherry?

My boyfriend recently travelled back from Spain and brought me a surprisingly large number of delicious gifts. A beautiful bottle of Ribera del Duero, my favourite water Vichi Catalan, half a kilo of Jamon Iberico de Bellota and last but not least a beautiful bottle of Palo Cortado Sherry from Rey Fernando de Castilla....

Valentijnswijnen 0

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

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...

Nahe 0

Discover Nahe – tips for a wine trip to Nahe wine region

Would you like to get back on the road after the lockdown and not too far from home? Visit the vineyards in the Nahe, only a 4,5 hour drive from Utrecht! I, Jennifer Brink, visited the Nahe last year and would like to give you my tips. Would you rather read about the Moselle?...

campania Winespicegirl 0

In bed with Claudio Quarta- the white wines from Campania

It’s been a while since I took my favorite wines to bed with me. Reason for this includes moving my bed from one house to another, read a move, but we’re back and that’s what matters! In this edition of my favorite wine series, I dive into bed with a series of wines from...

bordeauxwijn 0

Bordeaux – the ultimate Christmas wine

I love Bordeaux. Those who have been following me for some time know that I love bold red wines with elegance and finesse. I wrote before about my wine trip to Bordeaux and the fine wines I brought back in my suitcase. Read the article here! For this article I tasted beautiful wines from Bordeauxspeciaalzaak.nl ....

Rueda Verdejo 0

Rueda – everything about Rueda and a test of the best Verdejos

Wine from the Rueda region is very trendy nowadays. In the Netherlands and in the rest of the world. This is partly due to the great value for money and the fresh style of the wines made with the Verdejo grape. Verdejo is a native Spanish grape that is more than once compared to...

Nederlandse wijn 0

Drink local – the best wines from the Netherlands and surroundings

I am a big fan of supporting local initiatives. Especially now, during the eternal Corona misery but also in the times before (whenever that was). This weekend I’ll participate in the online tasting of Chateau Amsterdam, the following week I’ll be sleeping in the Court hotel in Utrecht for a staycation. Read some great...

koraalwijn 0

Coral wine – wine that everyone should taste

To really be surprised by a wine. It doesn’t happen every day. Not every week and not every month. Once in a while you taste something so special that it can keep your mind wandering for days on end. Read here which wines we should drink more often anyway. Coral wine I had heard...

vinhoverde 0

5 wines we should drink more often

I often catch myself drinking the same types of wine on a regular basis. As a wine lover I don’t really think it should be that way. There is so much to discover… And yet, laziness quickly takes over. There I go, grabbing a glass of Riesling or a Burgundy Pinot noir. Nothing wrong...

aligote Boyer martenot 0

Aligoté – Burgundys rising star

Aligoté was known for many years as the ugly duckling of Burgundy. In the shadow of the famous grape Chardonnay people used Aligoté to make kir. For those who don’t know the drink; a kir is a dry white wine with a dash of crème de cassis. For a kir royal you replace white...

sabrage 0

Sabrage- how to saber do’s and don’ts

Sabering is my new hobby. I recently got a beautiful Laguiole Champagne saber knife for my birthday and I am totally obsessed. I have forgotten about everything I was taught as a child – not to play with knives and like a real wine ninja I uncork one bottle of bubbles after another. I...

wijn decanteren 0

Decanting wine – when, how, why?

I think it’s totally fun all those beautiful jugs in which you can pour wine. They have round shapes, pear shapes, some have huge horns, some even look like boa constrictors. What exactly is a wine decanter good for? Does decanting have a function or is it just for decoration? Why decant a wine?...

Silverthorn Green man 0

Cap Classique – sparkling South Africa at its best

Wine from South Africa is hot and happening. And I’m talking about good wine. With capital G. Not long ago I interviewed Andrea Mullineux, (watch the interview here) female winemaker who produces top wines in Swartland. The 1st of September is Cap Classique day and in cooperation with the WOSA I want to have...

pet-nat 1

Pretty Pet-nat – ancient wine

Pet-nat is totally booming! If you want to keep up with the hype as a wine bar, restaurant or winemaker, you have to serve or produce a pet-nat. Totally fun of course, but what exactly is a pet-nat? Pet-nat stands for pétillant naturel. Which means as much as naturally sparkling. So it is a...