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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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Beetroot & smoked eel risotto
The versatility of beets can never be underestimated. Raw, cooked, grilled, baked, pureed, marinated, it is always fun to work with and the color is simply wonderful. Winewise you can
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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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Asparagus galore (II) – wine and sake
One of the great advantages of sake is that it can serve as a companion to food where wine or beer would fail. I attended an interesting discussion among sommeliers
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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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Markus Molitor’s stunning 2016 vintage
On a sunny Saturday afternoon in September I found myself at the tasting pictured here. At first glance, it looks quite big, what with around 50 different wines on display.
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