WINE PAIRING: PASTA FRUTTI DI MARE AND RIESLING

What about pasta ai Frutti di Mare for your dinner tonight? If so, what might be better than a glass of refreshing Riesling with it? It will definitely help to improve the taste of the used ingredients for the sauce such as seafood, garlic, parsley and olive oil. Today we suggest you the gold winner […]

WINE TRAVEL:​ THE DIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE HILLS

Adelaide Hills is one of Australia’s most diverse wine regions in terms of climate, soil and topography, producing grapes with a complex and refined flavor profile. The first vineyard in southern Australia was planeted in 1836 by John Barton Hack in North Adelaide. The vines are planted in altitude, more than 400 meters from the […]

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

We will explore Côte de Provence, the largest appellation in Provence, by discovering 3 of its wonderful rosés 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 […]

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 TRAVEL: EXPLORING PUGLIA, THE PRIMITIVO REGION

Puglia is an extended wine-growing region in the extreme south-east of Italy’s “boot”. Here, the vines take advantage of the Apulian terroir to ripen. Indeed, this region offers a warm Mediterranean climate with persistent sunshine and sea breezes creating an almost perfect environment for the viticulture of black grapes, including Negroamaro and Primitivo. The vineyards […]

WINE PAIRING: COMBINATE VERMENTINO WITH SEAFOOD AND SAFFRON FREGOLA

Immersion in Italian cuisine with Fregola con frutti di mare and zafferano (seafood and saffron fregola) accompanied by a refreshing glass of Vermentino. Due to its fuller style and herbaceous flavors, this light-bodied white wine works wonders with seafood. A delight for your taste buds! Vermentino mostly grows on the island of Sardinia in Italy.This […]

WINE LEGEND: OPUS ONE 2013

“The essential human element is captured in the wine’s balance between power and finesse, structure and texture”  Opus One was founded by Baron Philippe de Rothschild, legendary owner of Château Mouton Rothschild, and renowned Napa Valley vintner Robert Mondavi. By combining the great winemaking traditions and innovation of both families, they created an exceptional wine […]

GRAPE VARIETY:​ FOCUS ON CORTESE

Cortese is an Italian white grape variety mainly grown in the wine-growing region of Gavi, south-east of Piedmont. This grape needs a long slow maturation to develop its naturally high acidity and floral character, which is why Cortese is grown in hills influenced by altitude. The wines are labeled as Gavi DOCG or Cortese di […]