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...

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...

Wine sleeping on the ocean floor

As crazy as it may sound, if you go fishing in the Atlantic this summer, you could catch wine. Off the coast of Brittany and in the area of Basque Country wines are resting ninety meters deep on the ocean floor. Champagnes, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Val de Loire locked...

Newest fad: freezing wine

Yes. Summer is finally here. Time to catch those rays on a sunny terrace. But what to order? A frosty ice cream or cool glass of rosé? For doubters, the ideal combination is here: winecream. Can you imagine yourself licking your red wine? Secret ingredient Inventors...

Au secours! Wine in stormy weather

Have you watched the recent Tour de France stage where hailstones as big as golf balls came down on Dutch stage winner Tom Dumoulin? He did not seem to be bothered much, but these heavy lumps can really transform a car into a dented can. A vine-grower expecting a...

Underground wine lovers paradise

It’s only a two hours drive from London. There, in an old limestone mine below the hills of Wiltshire, thirty-five meters underground, you’ll find a true wine lovers paradise. Octavian’s Corsham Cellars, also known as the Fort Knox of the wine, houses the world’s most...

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?

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?

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...