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 … Continue reading Late Harvest
According to a study by Vinexpo and the British wine consumption firm, IWSR, the Chinese consume more red wine that the French. I quote: “China has dethroned France by becoming the first consumer of red wine in the world “, “With more than 155 million cases of nine liter bottles of red wine (or 1.865 … Continue reading THE CHINESE DRINK MORE RED WINE THAN THE FRENCH… ALL IS RELATIVE
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 … Continue reading The color of wine
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 … Continue reading IS IT NECESSARY TO DECANT IN A CARAFE AND WHY?
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 … Continue reading HENS WORKING FOR THE VINEYARDS
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 … Continue reading What’s Biodynamics?
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 … Continue reading THE TOP TEN WINES OF THE WORLD
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 … Continue reading Why keep wine bottles horizontally?
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 … Continue reading How to open a bottle of wine without corkscrew?
Could the sea be the best cellar in the world? That seems to be the wish of several winemakers who are attempting the adventure. Some of them will immerse bottles in less than 60 feet of water, but for others their bottles are going for a deep dive in about 1200 and 3000 feet. The … Continue reading Bottles at sea