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 »
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...
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Located in the far north-west of Italy, just across the Alps from the Provence wine-growing region of France, Piedmont (Piemonte in Italian) is home to more DOCG’s and DOC’s than any other region in Italy. Moreover, an impressive 40% of all Piedmont wines are at DOCG or DOC level. This area is perhaps most famous for the production of complex and tannic ... Read More »
Up until now we have discussed the various stages of the winemaking process. We’ve looked at the natural life cycle of the vine and the most obvious form of human intervention, the grape harvest. We’ve explored the art of maturation, during which the wine gets the finishing touches before bottling. We’ve made it a point to distinguish between maturation (in ... Read More »