The color of wine

The color of wine

The color of wine is not only a matter of variety, it is also a result of maceration. Wine is one of the few beverages with a multitude of colors and shades that change over time. The pulp gives a white grape juice, so that if the grape is separated from the pressed mash, we […]


IS IT NECESSARY TO DECANT IN A CARAFE AND WHY?

IS IT NECESSARY TO DECANT IN A CARAFE AND WHY?

Like me, I guess many of you have asked themselves when we talk about how to serve wine: is it necessary to open a bottle long before serving, and what’s the point of it ? First things first: Is it necessary to open a bottle several hours before drinking? The fact is that there is […]


HENS WORKING FOR THE VINEYARDS

HENS WORKING FOR THE VINEYARDS

A winemaker employed our feathered friends to take care of his vineyard. Forget horses plowing between the vines, the latest trend for maintenance of the vines is the…  hen! A producer of the Loire valley decided to introduce 250 hens on half a hectare of vines for maintenance purposes! Philippe Boucard , from the Bourgueil […]


The Chardonnay

The Chardonnay

Chardonnay is a native white grape from the Burgundy area. Widespread today around the world, it is mainly found in the Champagne country, known as ” Blanc de Blanc “, this designation meaning that the champagne is made exclusively with Chardonnay grapes. This is also the case in the Burgundy, Loire, Jura, Alsace and Languedoc […]


LOIRE VALLEY: WINES TRAVELLING UNDER SAIL

LOIRE VALLEY: WINES TRAVELLING UNDER SAIL

The wines sail to England, there is nothing special you might say, but the wines sailing under sail power in the 21st century! … An old sloop rigged gaffer delivers wine from France to the English, and not just any wine, but “La coulée de Serrant” produced by Nicolas Joly. Myth or reality, this wine […]


What’s Biodynamics?

What’s Biodynamics?

Here is an article to understand what biodynamic is about and how it works. I think it’s necessary to understand what is a Biodynamic wine because we taste it every day without really understanding how they are produced, and what makes their excellence! “The only one that can make a judgment on agriculture, is he […]


THE TOP TEN WINES OF THE WORLD

THE TOP TEN WINES OF THE WORLD

The Burgundy  vineyards produce 8 of the 10 best Grands Crus in the world, and in this exclusive group there is an extraordinary wine from Mosel Germany and one from the Bordeaux vineyards. After a very serious study issued from a comparison of 30,000 worldwide merchants sites, the first ranking is not the Domaine de […]


JACQUES SELOSSE THE BEST CHAMPAGNE OF THE WORLD

JACQUES SELOSSE THE BEST CHAMPAGNE OF THE WORLD

Anselme Selosse is an outstanding winegrower from the Côte des Blancs region, area that inspires the most idealistic of the new generation of winemakers. Ecologist and follower of the Burgundy wine aging method in new barrels, method which he assimilated during his studies in Beaune, Anselm has chosen an original method by picking grapes that […]


Why keep wine bottles horizontally?

Why keep wine bottles horizontally?

Have you ever wondered why wine bottles should be stored horizontally in a cellar? Well there is nothing complicated about this. All bottles equipped with real cork stoppers must be kept in this position in order to allow the wine to remain in contact with the cork. The stopper humidified by the liquid, remains dilated […]


How to open a bottle of wine without corkscrew?

How to open a bottle of wine without corkscrew?

Have you ever happened to find yourself in this situation? At a picnic, an improvised cocktail in the middle of nowhere, or a housewarming party , bottles of wine are present (these are generally what we think of first) , but nobody has thought about the corkscrew ! Here is an unstoppable technique in order […]