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Millesima Tips #6: Choosing a Way to Store Your Wine

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

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

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

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

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 »

Clos Henri | Old World Know-How on New World Terroir

After nearly 12 years spent searching for the perfect terroir onto which to expand their rich legacy of winemaking, the Bourgeois family of France chose the Marlborough region of New Zealand. The Clos Henri estate now extends over 109 hectares of land, characterised by a variety of soils that adds great complexity to the Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir produced there. ... Read More »

Millesima Tips #4: Maturation (1/2)

The journey of wine from vine to cellar to glass involves many processes, both organic and technological. A finished bottle is a synthesis of the vine cycle – with the harvested fruit expressing the year’s climatic conditions – and human intervention in several forms. In the last episode of our Millesima Tips series, we discussed harvest, the most significant form ... Read More »