WINE TRAVEL : Focus on The Maipo Valley, Chile

In Chile, the vineyard areas are divided into 4 principal regions, themselves divided into 13 better-known Sub-regions. One of them is called The Maipo Valley. Located south of the capital, Santiago, The Maipo Valley is home to some of the country’s most prestigious wines. Described as the “Bordeaux of south America”, the rich and fruity […]

WINE LEGEND : Cheval des Andes

Founded in 1996, Terrazas de los Andes, is located in Lujan de Cuyo in the province of Mendoza in Argentina. Its particularity is to associate each of their grape varieties with a specific altitude corresponding to a specific climatic condition for optimal growth and ripeness. In 1999, they joined forces with Château Cheval Blanc to […]

WINE STUDY: Barbera d’Asti

Barbera d’Asti is a red wine made from Barbera, an Italian red grape variety grown in the hills of Monferrato in central Piedmont and which, as of 2000, was the third most planted red grape variety in Italy!  Barbera wine has a rich and light taste. Why is that? One of the reasons is that […]

WINE LEGEND : CALIFORNIA CABERNET SAUVIGNON MONTE BELLON 1985

“We’re not in the driver’s seat. A wine consistently reflects the character of the vineyard and not the whim of the winemaker.”- Spirit of Ridge Vineyards  California Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Bello 1985 from Ridge Vineyards is stunning in expressing its terroir. This wine is a blend of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Merlot grown on […]

WINE TRAVEL: VINEYARDS SURROUNDED​ BY MOUNTAINS IN MAIPO VALLEY

Maipo Valley is a sub-region of Central Valley in Chile that has a reputation for producing exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon. Located near Santiago, this land is almost completely surrounded by mountains and exposed to plentiful sunshine regulated by coastal influence. The mountains make the area particularly good for viticulture because they produce a great variation in […]

WINE NEWS ​: BORDEAUX BREAKS ITS TRADITIONS

Revolutionary news from the most famous wine region of the world, Bordeaux. The change of climate, which is warmer, has affected particularly the Bordeaux grape, Merlot, because of its greater sensitivity to heat. Then, despite its strong attachment to its traditional and indigenous grape varieties, Bordeaux is determined to deal with global warming. Seven new grape […]

WINE LEGENDS ​: 1997 Joseph Drouhin Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru

Wine legend of today is 1997 Joseph Drouhin Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru! Maison Joseph Drouhin is located in the Côte d’Or, where you can find the best Chardonnays from Burgundy. With close to 90 different appellations, Joseph Drouhin offers a fascinating array of Burgundy terroirs in all their authenticity and subtle variations. Its vision is “to […]

WINE TRAVEL: PINOT NOIR FROM CENTRAL OTAGO

“There is a worldwide thirst for fine New Zealand wine. Sauvignon blanc from Marlborough, Pinot Noir from Central Otago and Syrah from Hawke’s Bay have captured the imagination of wine lovers around the globe.” Winsor Dobbin New Zealand is a two-islands country  in the Pacific Ocean where grapes benefit from the maritime climate and fertile […]

WINE BAR IN AMSTERDAM ​: DE PLANTAGE

Enjoying the summer with a glass of wine in Amsterdam ! Café-Restaurant De Plantage, located in Plantage District in Amsterdam, provides quality food and excellent wines in a glamour environment.  You can enjoy your meal watching flamingos from the Artis zoological garden next door.  At lunchtime, you can order a carpaccio of roasted eggplant with pecorino, […]