Spotlight

An in depth look at Bandol (I)
Bandol is considered as the only region where Mourvèdre reaches its full potential, thanks to its sun-drenched terroir. Mourvèdre, a late ripening grape variety, needs as much sun as it
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The greatest appellation of the Provence: Bandol
Bandol is the greatest appellation in the Provence. Sure, you may think that there are certain estates that deliver superior wines like Richeaume or Trévallon, and I would agree with
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The Wines of Cassis – Clos Sainte Magdeleine
On holiday, people tend to let the setting influence their opinion on what they eat and drink. It’s a decent explanation as to why so many Belgians come back from
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A Provençal Cru: Clos Cibonne
You will be forgiven if you are ignorant of the Provence’s classification des crus. The Oxford Wine Companion makes no mention of it, nor does l’Atlas des Vins de France.
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The Wines of the Provence (II)
The AOPs talked about earlier this week cover 10% of what the Provence has to offer appellation wise. The remaining 90% (27,000ha) consists of three generic designations: Côtes de Provence
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The wines of the Provence (I)
So sunny temperatures and an ongoing drought like Belgium hasn’t seen for a while make this the ideal time to focus on a region that turns this climate into an
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A unique tasting of aged German wines
German wine is gaining ground on the Belgian wine market, which is of course fantastic. There where however darker times, when Germany was eschewed by many as a proper wine
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A Tasting at Weiser-Künstler
On my second stay in the Mosel valley last year, Katharina Prüm mentioned that a lot of their wines, including older vintages, were available at the Rieslinghaus in Bernkastel. Little
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The ancient vines of the Mosel valley
On every trip to the region, I pause on the bridge towards Zeltingen-Rachtig to take a picture. Every season it looks different, and it really shows what a distinct wine
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