A quick glance at the statistics on organic wine imports and sales makes clear that this fast-growing trend is here to stay. We have no doubt all seen “Organic” sections popping up in our local wine shops and bars. But what exactly is organic wine and how did it become so popular? Is it better for you? Where is it ... Read More »
Maison Louis Latour is one of those great names in the world of wine, which will always remain synon...
For the first time in its history and for the vintage of 2015 only, Chateau Margaux drapes its Grand...
From the very moment that Athanase de Villermont recognised the unparalleled potential of his family...
A quick glance at the statistics on organic wine imports and sales makes clear that this fast-growin...
California is the fourth largest wine-growing region in the world. Although its history already began a few centuries ago, it’s since the 60s of the last century that California, and especially Napa Valley, has begun to become known worldwide. The success of Napa Valley has been strongly influenced by the human factor, above all by the great visionary Robert Mondavi. ... Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »