Grape Variety : Chenin Blanc

Did you know that the International Drink Chenin Blanc Day is in June? So to celebrate, we tell you a little more about this variety Chenin Blanc, also called Pinot de la Loire (pineau), is the flagship grape variety of the Loire Valley 🇫🇷 It would have originated in Anjou where it would have been […]

Hidden Gems : Domaine Naturaliste Chardonnay

Today we fly to Western Australia to discover the Floris Chardonnay of Domaine Naturaliste.  More specifically, we land on the cool southern part of Margaret River where you can discover this sustainably farmed vineyard.  As the domaine says “This style of Floris Chardonnay is a co-evolution of Modern Australian food and wine culture, which has […]

New Dates for WSET 1,2 & 3 ! Coming soon…

Willing to learn more about wine ? Sign up for our new courses (WSET 1,2 & 3) that will start very soon ! WSET 1 : Learn about wine styles, wine storage, service, and unlock the secret to matching the perfect wine with food  WSET 2 : Explore the wines of the world and includes […]

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 rosĂ© 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. […]

WINE LEGEND: ORNELLAIA 1995

« The faithful expression of unique terroir developed in harmony with nature Â»  Ornellaia 1995 is an exceptional wine from Ornellaia winery located in Bolgheri, a wine region known mainly for deeply colored, supple yet age-worthy red wines. The vineyards lie hidden in the foothills, from 50 to 120 meters above sea level facing the Mediterranean coast. […]

THE TOP 3 WINES OF THE WEEKEND: ROSÉ FROM CÔTES DE PROVENCE

We will explore CĂ´te de Provence, the largest appellation in Provence, by discovering 3 of its wonderful rosĂ©s from vintage 2018. Here, the vines grow in a varied landscape, with prominent ranges of hills offering protection from the Mistral winds. We choose the vintage 2018 due to its cool, wet spring followed by higher than […]