October 18, 2019

WINE PAIRING: Beef Shawarma with Chateau Musar Red

What about to explore some new foods and bring a little piece of Lebanon into your kitchen? Being truly spectacular, the Lebanese cuisine focuses on herbs, spices, and fresh ingredients. The most commonly eaten meats, poultry and lamb, make up some of the country’s most popular dishes. Let’s discover today which wine goes well with […] Read more....

October 16, 2019

GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON MONTEPULCIANO

Montepulciano is a classic, Italian grape variety. It is the second-most widely planted red grape in Italy, after Sangiovese. Montepulciano grows throughout the country, with concentrations in the central regions Abruzzo and Marche, and in Puglia and Molise, in the South. As a late-ripening grape, Montepulciano needs a sunny climate. It has thick skin, resulting […] Read more....

October 15, 2019

WINE LEGEND: Pommard Les Vignots 2001

Although 2001 was a wet, cool and cloudy year in Burgundy, Domaine Leroy produced an excellent Pinot Noir that year – Pommard Les Vignots 2001. Domaine Leroy is a wine producer based in the Cote de Beaune region of Burgundy. Using biodynamic techniques, they make a range of wines from Pinot Noir that comes from […] Read more....

October 14, 2019

WINE TRAVEL: Exploring Château Musar, Lebanon

Lebanon is one of the oldest sites of wine production in the world. It has an ancient winemaking culture dating back thousands of years, long before that of the Greeks and Romans. Most of the major wineries have their vineyards in the southern Beqaa Valley, where Lebanese winemakers grow mostly French grapes, particularly Cabernet Sauvignon, […] Read more....

October 11, 2019

WINE PAIRING: a Meringue cake and Muscat wine

Today we will discover what to pair with the fancy dessert named after the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova. Pavlova is a meringue-based cake with a crisp crust and soft, light inside, usually topped with fruit and whipped cream. It is an elegant dessert with delicate and fruity flavours. Following the rule that sweet desserts should […] Read more....

October 10, 2019

WINE NEWS: A huge change for Ribera del Duero wine-producing region

Ribera del Duero’s ruling council has changed its regulations. For the first time in its history, the region’s wineries are allowed to make white wines under the main DO. Before the new regulations for ‘La Ribera Blanca’ were finalized, white wine production was limited to one protected geographical indication, Castilla y Leon IGP, and accounted […] Read more....