Tour de France drenched in Chilean wine

Tour de France drenched in Chilean wine

Nothing is more French than the Tour de France, right? Well, that’s exactly why French winemakers are completely infuriated. Not their beloved Burgundy or world famous Sancerre, but the little known Chilean wine brand Cono Sur Bicicleta is the official Tour wine. The...
Fancy drinking a blue Chardonnay?

Fancy drinking a blue Chardonnay?

Horeca connoisseurs say that blue wine will be a hit this summer. Vincent Janssen, wine importer of Wijny, says he has already experienced a very fine summer thanks to the Passion Blue Chardonnay. “The last few weeks the wine has been flying out the doors. We also had...
Wine from Starbucks?

Wine from Starbucks?

Did you know that quite a few American Starbucks coffee bars sell wine and beer? The success of the “Starbucks Evenings” started at the American West Coast a few years ago, but made it all the way to New York last year. Earlier this year they even opened Starbucks...
Behind every bottle, there is a winemaker

Behind every bottle, there is a winemaker

Vineyards often have a story, but the story of Casal Santa Maria is a special one. This vinyard exists because an ill man of 95, from the Baltic Livonia, wanted to experience a new adventure. Now he is 105 and is still walking around on this particular property. Baron...
Why some wines taste like bell pepper

Why some wines taste like bell pepper

If you’ve been wondering why youthful wines from certain grapes taste really fruit-driven and others have a lot of savory flavors, the answer may be methoxypyrazine. A group of these rich flavors which also includes “bell pepper”come from a specific aroma compound...