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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 »

Piedmont | Home of Diverse Terroirs and Varietals

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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 »

Millesima Tips #5: When and Why to Age a Wine

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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 »

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