Wine discoveries

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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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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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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