Why wine enthusiasts choose Riesling

Riesling wine has a colourful German heritage and a bit of a bad reputation since the 1980s. Today, however, Riesling wine has emerged as the most collectible wine among top connoisseurs and sommeliers alike. Riesling comes in more “flavours” than any other wine. Some...

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Bottle Shock

Sommelier and wine shop owner Steven Spurrier (Alan Rickman), a British expatriate living in Paris, is concerned with how to save his business in his daily conversation with Maurice (Dennis Farina), a wine lover from Milwaukee who is Spurrier's regular (sometimes...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Sideways

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...

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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...

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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...

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