WINE LEGEND: Krug Clos d’Ambonnay 1996

“A new signature in the Krug style.” – Sommeliers International, 2016 Krug is one of the most prestigious houses in Champagne, created in 1843 by Johann-Joseph Krug. Today, Krug makes Champagnes in several styles, including a Grande Cuvee Brut, which is a blend of multiple vintages, a rosé non-vintage and a Krug vintage, which is […]

WINE TRAVEL: Exploring Jerez de la Frontera in Andalusia, Spain

Jerez de la Frontera, the town in Andalusia, Spain, is well known for producing fortified wines, Sherry. Sherry, one of the world’s oldest wines, has a long history. Over the centuries, the drink has been influenced and helped by a number of different civilizations and cultures from the Phoenicians to the British. Sailors always brought […]

WINE FACTS: Oxidative aromas and flavors in wines

Does oxidation have only destructive effects to wine? The right answer is no, oxidation isn’t always bad. In fact, it’s a key part of most winemaking. Obviously, oxygen has a big impact on wine as it ages. Too much during the winemaking process, or after bottling, and the wine can become oxidized. But if the […]

WINE TRAVEL: Chenin Blanc from Elgin, South Africa

Elgin district is part of the Western Cape wine region of South Africa. It’s located in south-east of Cape Town and surrounded on all four sides by mountains. This unusual geography makes it ideally suited to growing high quality wine grapes. It’s the South Africa’s coolest wine region with lower average temperatures over summer and […]

GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON MELON DE BOURGOGNE

Melon de Bourgogne is also called Muscadet or Melon Blanc. As its name suggests, this white grape variety is native to Burgundy and was cultivated until its ordered destruction in the early 18th century. It was planted in the Loire in the 17th century following an intense frost and the decimation of most red varieties. […]