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2005 Château Mont-Redon Châteauneuf-du-Pape

28/11/2008 Jozef Schildermans 0

2005 Château Mont-Redon Châteauneuf-du-Pape – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (11/24/2008) Cherries, red berries and kirsch on the fresh, fruity nose. On the palate sour cherries and other red fruits, sweet spices, kirsch, a hint of black coffee and refreshing acidity. Full of flavor, very balanced, not tiring or over the top as some other wines from this region. A > Read more …

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Traces Of Pesticides In Some Bio Wines

26/11/2008 Jozef Schildermans 0

The Belgian consumer organization Test-Achats questions the reliability of the labelling of bio wines. The consumer organization found four bio wines with measurable traces of pesticides during a recent study of seventeen such wines. Luckily, the legal standards for pesticides were not exceeded for any wine. Wine growers in general still use a lot of pesticides. According to Test-Achats about > Read more …

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Belgian Importer Of Italian Wines Wins Quality Award

24/11/2008 Jozef Schildermans 0

The Belgian importer of Italian quality wines Licata Vini has been awarded the price of most customer-oriented company in Flanders. The price is an initiative of the Belgian SME organization Unizo. The participating companies were judged by a jury and by a comprehensive survey of their customers. The jury praised Licata Vini for its excellent before and after sales services. > Read more …

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2005 Vietti Barbera d’Asti La Crena

24/11/2008 Jozef Schildermans 0

2005 Vietti Barbera d’Asti La Crena – Italy, Piedmont, Asti, Barbera d’Asti (11/7/2008) Orange peel, black spicy fruit and leather on the aromatic nose. Fresh berries, sour cherries, spices, orange peel on the fresh palate. While this has quite a lot of material, it remains fresh thanks to the citruslike acidity. Still quite young. (91 pts.)

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Wine Prices Fall Sharply

17/11/2008 Jozef Schildermans 0

The economic downturn now also affects the prices of wine, according to the BBC (on its website). The prices of top wines tumbled in the last quarter. For example, the price of Lafitte Rothschild since the summer dropped by 25%, reports the British merchant Berry Brothers and Rudd (BBR). BBR suspects that prices have not yet bottomed out. Collectors that > Read more …

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The history of champagne

17/11/2008 Jozef Schildermans 0

Hingene, 21 november 2008, 20 uur. Lecture in Dutch on the history of champagne by Stefaan Van Laer, author of a book on champagne, followed by a tasting. Practical Information Friday 21 November 2008 Lecture starts at 20 uur, followed by degustation from 21 till 22.30 hours Kasteel d’Ursel, Wolfgang d’Urselstraat 9, 2880 Hingene (Bornem) Cost: 12 euro Info & > Read more …