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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Winespicegirl weekly – Bolgheri one table, one thousand people

Viale dei cipressi

Hello there! Welcome to another week of the Winespicegirl weekly highlight! This week’s event might not only be the highlight of the week, it ranks high on the yearly highlight list for sure! Dining on the Viale dei Cipressi in Bolgheri The Viale dei Cipressi in Bolgheri is a world famous street among wine lovers. …

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Winespicegirl weekly – bathing in freshly pressed grape must

Welcome to a new weekly blogpost where I’ll share the highlights of my week with you! No, don’t be scared, it won’t be a boring sum up of every single thing I have done this week, including brushing my cat and filling up the dishwasher. No diary with bullet points of things only my mother …

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Coravin Pivot – keep your favorite wine fresh up to one month

coravin pivot

After reading the title of this article, you may be thinking, “Why would I want to keep my favorite bottle for a month?” I totally understand you, I also prefer to empty my favorite bottles, all at once. Below I describe a common scenario. You are home alone (or you live alone) and would like …

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In bed with Mission Estate – 2islandwines bring the best of New-Zealand to The Netherlands

mission estate nieuw Zeeland

Wine from New Zealand, the kiwis are known for their pungent Sauvignon blancs, loved by many a wine lover for their drinkability and aromatic profile. Yet I did not write about this interesting wine country before. The main reason for this is that I have not (yet) been there myself. Now let that change, no …

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Onwine – wine from winery to wine glass

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On-wine.com a startup with Italian roots. If someone says Italian wine, then I’m all ears. And when the wine comes directly from the winery and lands on my doorstep, I’m totally happy! More Italian discoveries? Read it here! How does onwine work? From the website: ONWINE puts wine lovers in direct contact with local winemakers …

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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

Weingut hermann moser

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

cape mentelle Margaret river

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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A wine trip through Europe – Stay at home edition

Lanzarote wijn

Written by Alicia from Merlotgenoten On a wine journey! Are you coming with us? Well, we’re not really going on a wine trip through Europe, we’ll have to wait for that for a while. Good alternative: I’m taking the taste buds with me on a trip. Through the Mediterranean, along the coast, through narrow alleys …

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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

nelleswijn

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

caviar en champagne

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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