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 […]

Wine Legend : Billecart-Salmon Le Clos ST-Hilaire, Brut Nature 2002

For the wine legend of the day, we present you a prestigious champagne: “Le Clos Saint-Hilaire Brut 2002 from the Champagne house Billecart-Salmon.  This exceptional vintage, made of 100% Pinot Noir (Blanc de Noir) is elaborated from a one hectare plot of old Pinot Noir vines planted in 1964 and located in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, in Champagne […]

HIDDEN GEMS : Etna Bianco Piano dei Daini Tenute Bosco 2019

Today’s destination for the hidden gems is Sicily! More specifically, the volcanic and sandy lands of the northern side of Mount Etna. Let’s discover an explosive white wine! Piano dei Daini Etna Bianco 2019,  by the Tenute Bosco estate, is a white wine full of character. Made of 90% Carricante, it is recognizable by those […]

Food & Wine Pairing : Gewurztraminer “Sanct Valentin” 2019 x Spicy Wok

This medium-bodied, aromatic still white wine will go well with a spicy wok. Its intense and sweet exotic fruit flavors will be ideal to contrast with the strength and power of a spicy dish. You will also appreciate the fresh, deep, slightly sweet notes, which will allow a perfect transition to a sweet dessert.  Friday, […]

GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON Torrontes, Argentina

Torrontes is a white grape variety grown almost exclusively in Argentina, where it is used to create fresh, aromatic wines with moderate acidity and a very smooth texture. In terms of drinkability, Torrontes wines are most similar to those made from Muscat grapes. There are three types of Torrontés: a highly aromatic Torrontés Riojano, Torrontés […]

WINE TRAVEL: EXCELLENT CHARDONNAY FROM NAVARRA, SPAIN

Navarra is a wine region surrounding the city of Pamplona in northern Spain and well-known for its rose wines. A feature of the Navarra is the extraordinary diversity of its climate and landscape which spread across more than 100 kilometres. The regions proximity of the Bay of Biscay in the north and the temperate influence […]

GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON SAVAGNIN BLANC

Savagnin Blanc is an ancient white wine grape grown almost exclusively in the Jura in eastern France. This variety ripens very late, and may be picked even in December. Small-berried, thick-skinned Savagnin has been cultivated in France for at least 900 years. And today much known for two of France’s most idiosyncratic wines, the “sherry-like” […]

WINE TRAVEL: White Pinot Noir from Casablanca Valley, Chile

Casablanca Valley is one of Chile’s most famous, recent and rapidly developing wine regions. It’s only 30km from the Pacific Ocean, with cool Mediterranean climate and pronounced maritime influence. Cooling ocean breezes and the icy Humboldt current bring temperatures down while morning mists provide moisture and shelter grapes from overexposure to the sun. First vineyards […]

GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON MUSCAT

Muscat is the name of one of the oldest grape families on the planet. The grapes have been used in winemaking since the times of the ancient Greeks. Today over 200 different varieties of the Muscat grape family exist and it is planted in many significant wine regions. Muscat prefers warm climates and thrives in […]

WINE LEGEND: Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc 2010

“The phenomenal wine from the Cathiards.” – Robert Parker Although Bordeaux is well known for its red wines, the region produces equally decent white wines. Normally made in small quantities and rightfully considered the most age worthy in the world. The best whites come from Pessac-Leognan as a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. Although […]