After the visual part of the tasting (http://macaudailytimes.com.mo/tasting-i.html), we now have an idea about the strength of the wine: flavours, alcohol, age, even if it is from a
Covering just over 10,000 sqkm and with just over 1 million people, Asturias – officially the Principality of Asturias (Principado de Asturias) – is one of the smaller
Now that we have
Wine tasting involves three out of our five senses: sight, smell and taste. Or from up to down: eyes, nose and mouth.
(Continued from “The Standard-Bearers of Württemberg III” on 4 August 2017)
Amongst Germany’s 13 wine regions, Württemberg has a particularly diverse portfolio of grape varieties, contrasting with
From time to time when you are in a restaurant with friends and everyone has ordered food, there is an awkward moment when it comes to ordering wine.
With 3,200ha under vine, Rheingau constitutes merely 3 percent of all vineyards in Germany, but reputation-wise, it is arguably primus inter pares (first amongst equals) and the spiritual
Cognac is to brandy what Champagne is to sparkling wine, and its prominence is as such that it often overshadows other worthy spirits, e.g. Armagnac from southwestern France,
(Continued from “The Standard-Bearers of Württemberg II” on 7 July 2017)
By the 2nd half of the 20th century, Baden-Württemberg has developed into one of the Four
Oxygen has a very important role in the wine process; from production, through ageing in the bottle, to consumption. Oxygenation, allowing the wine to “breathe”, can totally transform
For its fame, price, stature and ceremony, Champagne can be overbearing at times, overshadowing other worthy sparkling wines not just in France, e.g. various blanquettes, clairettes, crémants and
A very important part of enjoying your wine fully and understanding the etiquette, is how to serve it well.
The first step is to make sure your
(Continued from “The Standard- Bearers of Württemberg” on June 9 2017)
Affectionately referred to by locals as the Ländle (literally: Little Land), Swabia (Schwaben) is a historic,
Allow me to start with what might be breaking news, and which took me several years to convince my dad: a wine that is older does not necessarily
Named after the eponymous commune, Monbazillac was amongst the very first batch of appellations to be granted AOC status by INAO (Institut National de l’Origine et de la Qualité)
When you study wine and open the Italian chapter you can expect to have a few sleepless nights since this is probably the most complex wine producing country
One of Germany’s 16 Federal States, Baden-Württemberg covers some 35,750 sqkm and has a total population of just under 11 million. If Baden-Württemberg were an independent country
The wine world is divided into two main categories: The Old World (basically Europe and a part of the Middle East) and the New World (Chile, Argentina, the
Demarcated clockwise by the Rhine in the north and east, the Haardt Mountains in the south and the Nahe in the west, Rheinhessen is situated on the left bank
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