In bed with Prévoteau- Perrier – surprising freshness

Prevoteau Perrier Champagne

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 of …

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In bed with Petit Guiraud – Wake me up for Sauternes

in bed met sauternes

This week I’m laying in bed with nothing less than a bottle of Petit Giraud Sauternes 2013, the second wine of the famous Château Guiraud. Extra special is that I bought this bottle myself a few years ago at the winery during my visit to Bordeaux. Ecological and biodynamic Sauternes The wines of Guiraud appeal …

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Under the spell of Nascetta – Piemontes best kept secret

Nascetta

Less than a week ago I was standing in Amstel hotel surrounded by thirty wine producers from Piedmont. As you can understand, my love for Barolo is greater than my fear of the Corona virus. Because it was only twelve o’clock in the morning and the thought of Nebbiolo for breakfast frightened me a bit, …

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Discovering Soave at Suavia – a wine trip with Anfors

Suavia soave collectie

Yes I’m going to Suavia, the wine producer that produces my favorite Soave! When people ask me what I like most about the wine world, I always say: “To follow my passion for wine”. What I actually mean is, “Going on a wine trip!” My boyfriend recently took me to the Champagne region for my …

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WTF is malolactic fermentation – wine making made simple

malolactische gisting

The fact that wine is made from grapes might not be new to you, but how exactly that transformation takes place is a bit more difficult to understand. And what is that malolactic fermentation everyone keeps talking about? Let me try to explain it in an easy way, because why bother you with tough stuff. …

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Prowein 2019

beaujolais Passot

In March I traveled by camper to Düsseldorf to visit the largest wine fair in Europe, Prowein. I won’t bother you with an extensive report on the fair, the trip, my state of mind and my camper companions, so if you were worried, that is absolutely not what I’m going to describe here. What will …

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All about Sake

all about sake

Sake is hot! Not to mention the different temperatures at which you can drink Sake. Japan’s national drink has conquered the Western world and warms the Dutch hearts. In our capital Amsterdam, there are a lot of places where you can order Sake, whether or not as a pairing with food. The more serious wine …

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Cesanese del Piglio – a tipical Roman grape varietal

wine from Rome

What the ancient Romans used to drink Last summer in Rome I was scrolling through the wine list of the famous restaurant Flavio al velavevo detto (read all about it in my Ultimate Rome City Guide  and stumbled upon a wine I had never heard of. The so called Cesanese del Piglio. I instantly googled it …

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