Located among the rolling Langhe hills in Piedmont, the Barolo DOCG is one of the most renowned appellations in Italy. The appellation’s name is derived from the village of Barolo, located about a few miles south of Alba. The history There is a long, illustrious history of winemaking in this region, filled with many changes and developments. Until the nineteenth ... Read More »
Located among the rolling Langhe hills in Piedmont, the Barolo DOCG is one of the most renowned appe...
The history Chateau Cos d’Estournel was founded by Louis Gaspard d’Estournel. In 1811, he recognise...
Wine and food pairings are always tricky, but pairing wine during Chinese New Year can be particular...
This Thursday marks the start of the new year according to the Chinese zodiac calendar. And this yea...
The history Chateau Cos d’Estournel was founded by Louis Gaspard d’Estournel. In 1811, he recognised the exceptional potential of some of his vines near the village of Cos in Saint Estèphe, and he began to vinify these grapes separately. From there on the wines of Cos d’Estournel began to gain great prestige, and they were exported throughout the world, as ... Read More »
Wine and food pairings are always tricky, but pairing wine during Chinese New Year can be particularly difficult. The table is usually filled with a vast array of flavours, which can make the wine selection daunting. Of course, food and wine pairings are subjective and most of the fun of matching dishes and wines is from exploring your own personal ... Read More »
This Thursday marks the start of the new year according to the Chinese zodiac calendar. And this year is the Year of the Ram (or the Year of the Goat or Sheep depending on the translation). In the world of the wine industry, there are probably no rams more famous than the rams at the core of Chateau Mouton Rothschild. ... Read More »
With Valentine’s Day and the Chinese New Year holidays fast approaching, it could very well be time to pop some bottles of bubbly. But to really up the extravagance of a celebration, why not consider the art of ‘sabrage’, the practice of using a saber to open a bottle of Champagne. The origins All the stories of sabrage seem to ... Read More »
The history Maison Delamotte’s prestigious past stretches back to the eighteenth century. The house was established in the city of Reims in the Champagne region in 1760. It was founded by François Delamotte who was inspired to start producing Champagne under his own name by his father-in-law (a vineyard owner and Champagne producer). In 1856, full control of the house ... Read More »
Wine faults and defects are an unfortunate reality in the wine industry. However, while many potential faults can be avoided by careful, attentive winemaking, some threats to a wine’s quality are little more insidious. Corked wine is prime example of this. What does it mean for a wine to be corked? Most basically, corked wine refers to wine which has ... Read More »