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2006 M. Chapoutier Crozes-Ermitage Les Varonniers

26/05/2009 Jozef Schildermans 0

2006 M. Chapoutier Crozes-Ermitage Les Varonniers – France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Crozes-Hermitage (5/21/2009) Ripe red and black fruit, exotic spices and a hint of milk chocolate and cherry liqueur in the slightly lactic nose. Animal blood, leather, ripe black fruit, black olives, exotic spices, balancing acidity and a hint of black pepper on the slightly bitter and still fairly tannic > Read more …

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2007 Van Volxem Riesling Alte Reben “Fuder Nr.4”

08/05/2009 Jozef Schildermans 0

2007 Van Volxem Riesling Alte Reben “Fuder Nr.4” – Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer (9/4/2008) Beautiful, complex nose of spicy honey, ripe white and yellow fruit, slate and fat cream. Creamy on the balanced, expansive palate, with delicious ripe fruit (pear, lychee, melon), refreshing acidity, slate and minerals, honey and a hint of smoke. Kept getting better in the course of > Read more …

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White Burgundy 2002 Tasting

08/05/2009 Herwig Janssen 0

I am a fan of the 2002 white Burgundy vintage. These wines are classics, I thought, when I tasted them from barrel. But with all these premox (premature oxidation) worries, I needed an update. All the wines came from my cellar. I bought them on release. I was willing to bet anything that they would all be clean, pure, fresh > Read more …

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2007 Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils Chablis

07/05/2009 Jozef Schildermans 0

2007 Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils Chablis – France, Burgundy, Chablis (5/2/2009) White flowers, ripe white fruit and a hint of slate on the slightly lactic but very enjoyable and fresh nose. The palate is still somewhat dominated by its citruslike acidity, but this has lots of ripe white fruit and a fair amount of glycerol and is therefore > Read more …

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Women Judge Wine On Price

07/05/2009 Jozef Schildermans 0

Women find the price tag more important than the taste of a wine. That seems to be the result from research by the University of Harvard and the Economic University of Stockholm. The researchers asked 266 volunteers to taste blind two different Portuguese wines. One wine cost 5 euro, the other 40 euro. A third of the testgroup knew the > Read more …

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Ethics & Wine

07/05/2009 Jozef Schildermans 0

Berchem, Wednesday, June 10, 2009 On Wednesday, June 10, 2009 Vincent De Coninck of Vino Mundo organizes an introduction to the world of sustainable wine. Participants get more info on Fair Trade and organic wines. Participation in the seminar will cost 20 euro. Register at www.ethics-wine.org or by June 3 transfer 20 euro to bank account 068-2489023-30. Program 09.45-10.00: Reception > Read more …

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Duval-Leroy Launches First Champagne With Crown Cap

06/05/2009 Jozef Schildermans 2

The champagne house Duval-Leroy in Vertus (Marne) introduces a champagne crown stopper. The Maestro system Alcan Packaging Capsules is a classic crown cork with a ‘cap’ of aluminum and a lever. You open the bottle by vigorously pulling the lever. The champagnebottle is therefore much easier to open. Moreover, there is no risk of injury by a cork that shoots > Read more …