Wine

pignolo la tutela 0

In bed with Pignolo, La Tunella – the discovery of 2020

We know by now I’m a chatterbox. On social media, especially Instagram, I ask people – to annoyance – what their favourite wine is. Why do you think? Certainly not because I don’t have any inspiration for nice wines myself, but because there is nothing I like more than the discovery of a great...

oesters en wijn 0

Oysters and wine – a piece of heaven on earth

Oysters, I love them. This is one of the reasons why I have trouble becoming a vegetarian. I can miss almost anything when it comes to meat, but shellfish, holy moly. And then oysters with a good glass of wine, there’s really nothing that can beat that. The most important question at this point...

Domaine py chardonnay 2018 0

Pays d’Oc IGP – affordable pearls and hidden treasures

Review Pitch Pr For this article I tasted a wine from the Pays d’Oc that I received from Pitch PR. The purpose is to write a creative review in order to have a chance to win a wine trip to the Pays d’Oc. The wine I received for this review is the Domaine PY...

0

In bed with Chateau Guibot – Organic Bordeaux at its best

In 2016 I visited Bordeaux during a study trip of the Dutch Wine Academy. In addition to epic nocturnal adventures, we also visited quite a few wineries where we held extensive tastings and where every day three course menus full of Foie gras were served. Read about my adventures in bed with Chateau Guiraud...

german wines 0

Great grapes of Germany – an introduction

Germany has a history of winemaking that dates back to 100 B.C. It is one of the most northern wine producing countries in the world and produces wines that are dry as well as sweet, red as well as white. Germany wine regions Germany is split into 13 wine regions:1)Mosel2)Nahe3)Rheingau4)Rheinhessen5)Pfalz6)Baden7)Franken8)Württemberg9)Ahr10)Hessische Bergstraße11)Mittelrhein12)Saale-Unstrut13)Sachsen Climate of Germany...

Alentejo wines 0

The gold of Alentejo

Let’s start with some curiosities about Alentejo wines. There are about 166 wine producers in Alentejo. The producers are distributed in 8 Controlled Denomination of Origin areas – Portalegre, Borba, Redondo, Reguengos, Vidigueira, Évora, Granja / Amareleja and Moura. In my opinion, the best areas, are all of them. Portugal wine regions In Portugal...

rose 0

Rosé – ultimate freedom in a glass

I really like rosé. Not the cheap way – nice full glass with ice cubes. Not the snobbish way: “I only drink Provence and if the rosé doesn’t have the colour of an onion peel I wave at it”. Nice rosé, well made, with or without a fizz, I can appreciate it. Surely a...

agrinsalento wijn 0

The wonderful wines from Salento

If there’s one thing I love, it’s wine. Especially wine parcels in the mail. Especially when they’re from Italy.  For anyone who thinks I’ve become a wine blogger for passion, think again. Free wine, that’s what I do it for.  Let’s be serious for a moment. I think it’s time to talk about Salento....

0

Vin de Constance

Region – Cape Town, South Africa. Soil – Decomposed Granite Soil. Vin de Constance a sweet luscious and excellent wine made from 100% Muscat de Frontignan has 330 years of history of wine-making and over the years it has developed a reputation which made it what it is now. It all began in 1685...

Frontenac Blanc Quebec 0

Wines of Quebec

History of Quebec wines Since the earlier years of Quebec, Samuel de Champlain noticed wild grapes and assumed the possibility to grow vines in this new settlement. He planted French grapes which did not survive the harsh Winters. The British occupation of the French Canada, led to the rapid depletion of French wine imports....

bazin lodi 0

Lodi- heart of the old vine Zinfandel

Oh California, I first visited California in my early twenties. I fell in love with the climate and freedom of Los Angeles. The breeze of the west coast is something you won’t forget for the rest of your life. What I regret to this day is that I didn’t visit any vineyards on that...

Nederlandse wijn 0

Dutch glory – A dip in Dutch wine

Dutch wine deserves more attention, I’m sure you wine lovers agree with me. I notice that even the people with whom I share this little country still far too often choose a bottle from another wine country, instead of trying a wine from their own soils. I certainly don’t want to be a purist...

Lacryma Christi 0

In bed with Lacryma Christi – from the Vesuvius with love

Volcanic wines and I are a match, you know that by now (read my adventures on Santorini here) and when a wine is named after the tears of Christ it is hard not to have high expectations. After all, Christ was quite a personality. Tears of Christ Lacryma Christi – DOC since 1983 –...

0

Ribera del Duero – Te quiero mucho

When I think of Spain, I always think of big, mysterious, dark, broad-shouldered… wines. And especially the wines from Ribera del Duero, a wine region in the northwest of Spain. The area is situated on the river Duero, which we know from Portugal (Douro) and because of the high altitude it is very hot...

Prevoteau Perrier Champagne 0

In bed with Prévoteau- Perrier – surprising freshness

More than just pink Champagne On Prowein 2019 I discovered the Champagnes of Prévoteau – Perrier. A family run business based in Damery, known for their rosé Champagne. When it comes to pink bubbles, I’m always a bit sceptical. It doesn’t immediately make me thirsty, so to speak, and that is mainly caused because...