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THE AUDE REGION HIT BY HAIL.

THE AUDE REGION HIT BY HAIL.

After the Burgundy area a few weeks back (see the article: Burgundy wine growers fight against hail), it’s the Aude’s turn to be pelted by hail on Sunday the 6th of July. It is estimated that some 15 000 hectares (37 000 acres) of vines where hit, in the space of fifteen minutes, by violent […]


Late Harvest

Late Harvest

Since 1984 the mention, Late Harvest, can be used on the wine labels issued from the Alsace vineyards. This traditional expression means exceptional wines made from grapes that have been harvested as late as possible in the season in order to be over-ripe. The development of Botrytis cinerea or colloquially known as “noble rot”, promotes […]


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 […]


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 […]