Passie voor wijn gevoed met emotie

Mijn passie voor wijn is jaren geleden ontstaan in Frankrijk alwaar het door een Franse wijnboer is gevoed met emotie. Het was oktober en rond 17.00 kwamen wij (4 vrienden in een campertje)aan bij een afgelegen camping in het Rhônegebied. De camping was gesloten en... read more

Food & Wine pairing: chef Dick Soek

Chef Dick Soek (55) has a passion for local ingredients. In his restaurant Piloersemaborg, a seventeenth-century farm in the village Den Ham in the north of The Netherlands, he stocks the kitchen with produce from nearby farmers, hunters and fisherman. The pig... read more

Living life to the fullest

Jazz and wine are the main passions of Dutch jazzsinger Joyce Stevens. The founder of the jazzband ‘Mijne Heeren’ now combines the two in an ingenious musical project: ‘Jazz and Wine’. Together with Tico Pierhagen (piano) en Pieter Althuis (contrabase) she brings her... read more


Sideways (2004) is an American comedy-drama film about two men, Miles (Paul Giamatti) and Jack (Thomas Haden Church), both in their forties. To celebrate Jack’s upcoming wedding, they decide to go on a wine trip through Santa Barbara County, California. The... read more

Breaking the pairing rules

People often think proper food-wine pairing is based on strict rules. That’s a great misconception. In fact, breaking the pairing rules can lead to extremely interesting combinations. We will let you in on a few magical secrets: Riesling is often considered a bad... read more

Wine nonsense unravelled

Urban legends and half-truths. There’s a lot of nonsense going around about wine. Share A Bottle closely examined five health statements. Are they true or false? 1# White wine, rosé and champagne contain more calories than red. A myth, the amount of calories doesn’t... read more

Drink safely. Use a wine condom!

What happened? That delicious bottle of Pinot Noir you opened last night is still half full. You know too much oxygen will kill the taste. Fortunately, there’s a handy new gadget to preserve your precious leftover: the wine condom. Simply unroll this piece of rubber... read more

Stunning theme park: La Cité du Vin

French wine heaven Bordeaux has a stunning new attraction: a theme park dedicated to wine on the quays of the Garonne. La Cité du Vin is an ultra modern 55-metre high building in an organic liquid form, that resembles waltzing wine in a glass. Although the residents... read more

8 easy fixes to cool your wine

An unexpected sunny day and friends pop by spontaneously. Barbecue time! Just as you’re happily lighting the charcoal you realize the wine is still at room temperature. How to chill those divine Pouilly Fumé’s and Côtes du Rhônes before the meat is done? One thing is... read more