Author Archives: Lili Kocsis

Millesima Tips #11: How to Taste a Wine

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A bottle of wine is like a message whispered by the winemaker into the ears of the taster about the varietal and the terroir of its origin. In Millesima Tips #1 (Vine Cycle) and #2 (Varietals), we discussed the basis of that message and, in the two articles that followed, how the winemaker conveys it in the creation of a wine. In the ... Read More »

Millesima Tips #10: The Right Glass for Each Style

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As discussed in the previous episode of our Millesima Tips series, serving temperature is important to allow a wine to fully express itself. Similarly, the vessel from which it is sipped also holds great significance for the tasting experience. While some glasses may over-accentuate the bitterness or acidity of a wine, which mask the fruity and fresh qualities, others may bring the ... Read More »

Mois Krug 2017 | A Legendary Champagne and the Mysterious Mushroom

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During the annual celebration of “Mois Krug” (“Krug Month”), the prestigious Champagne House invites Krug enthusiasts around the world to discover their newest featured pairing: the Krug Grande Cuvee and the mushroom.  The Legacy of Joseph Krug The elaboration of each bottle of Krug Grande Cuvee involves a careful selection of the perfect blend, one which often comprises over 120 ... Read More »

Millesima Tips #9: Serving Wine at the Right Temperature

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In Millesima Tips #6 on possible ways to store bottles of wine, we mentioned Wine Serving Cabinets, which bring bottles of wine to the correct serving temperature before they are opened and tasted. In addition to a careful opening of the bottle, proper wine service also includes making sure that the wine is tasted at the correct temperature. This is ... Read More »

Millesima Tips #8: Serving an Old Bottle

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As previously discussed in Millesima Tips #5 on the subject of ageing, certain wines have the tendency to improve tremendously over time. Harsh tannins soften, acidity evens out and fresh, tart fruit flavours give way to dried, stewed and jammy fruits on the palate. An old wine also carries with it a certain mystique and charm, as it embodies the conditions of a ... Read More »

Millesima Tips #7: The Decanter, the Carafe and the Bottle

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If we imagine ageing in bottle as the wine’s final repose, a deep sleep in a cool, dark place where it can dream about its elaboration while snoring through its cork, then the moment of serving is the wake-up call. While some wines are ready to go, right out of the bottle, others need some time to stretch their limbs ... Read More »

The Early Harvests of Vintage 2017

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So far, the 2017 growing season in wine regions across Europe has definitely come with some ups and downs. Late April saw a bitter frost in many of the continent’s most celebrated appellations, followed by severe hailstorms, which badly damaged fragile shoots and buds. And now, following an extremely hot and dry summer, the harvest season is already upon us… 2 weeks ... Read More »

Millesima Tips #6: Choosing a Way to Store Your Wine

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In the previous chapter of our Millesima Tips series, we discussed the benefits of ageing certain bottles of wine. We also listed some basic tips on how to store a wine to minimise the risk of wine faults, such as oxidation. In the 6th edition of Millesima Tips we will explore in greater depth the process of storing wine. We ... Read More »

Dom Perignon Reveals its 2009 Vintage Cuvee

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The prestigious Dom Perignon House has recently announced the release of its 2009 vintage, an iconic cuvee marking the end of a very successful decade in Champagne. This vintage, which achieves perfect maturity and balance, seemed to demand attention throughout its conception. The Dom Perignon Vintage 2009 : A Year of Extreme Conditions   Produced exclusively in the best years, the Dom Perignon ... Read More »

Maison Trimbach | Four Centuries of Winemaking Excellence

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Founded in the year 1626 by Jean Trimbach, the Trimbach estate has enjoyed nearly 4 centuries of history and 12 generations of winemaking know-how. The estate has earned a shining reputation for its signature style of dry white wines, among which Riesling perhaps best represents the unique chracteristics of the Alsace terroir.  Twelve Generations Have Carried a Rich Legacy Few ... Read More »

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