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 PAIRING:​ BACALHAU WITH A REFRESHING​ VINHO VERDE

Today, we will discover what to pair with the famous Portuguese dish, bolinhos de bacalhau. These fried marvels are made with mashed potatoes, bacalhau (codfish), eggs, parsley, and onions. Bacalhau has been popular in Portugal since the Age of Discovery when navigators took the unrefrigerated salt-preserved fish on their long voyages, leaving traces of it […]

WINE PAIRING ​ : ASSOCIATING CHOCOLATE DESSERT AND LBV PORT!

The evening is the best time to pair your dark chocolate dessert with Late Bottle Vintage Port!Port is a Portuguese fortified wine produced with distilled grape spirits exclusively in the Douro Valley. We recommend LBV Port, matured in old oak barrels in Porto, between four and six years. This sweet wine has a unique deep […]

THE 3 HOTTEST PICKS OF THE WEEKEND ​: A FOCUS ON SICILY, RUEDA AND ALSACE DRY WHITE WINES

Surprise yourself with these exclusive fine wines from Europe! Our weekly recommendation is towards niche Old World regions producing white wines: Sicily in Italy, Rueda in Spain and Alsace in France. These areas have all in common the firm respect of tradition, the primary role of the terroir and the pursuit of organic viticulture and […]