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2008 Domaine Clos des Rocs Pouilly-Loche Les Mures

24/09/2010 Jozef Schildermans 0

2008 Domaine Clos des Rocs Pouilly-Loche Les Mures – France, Burgundy, Mâconnais, Pouilly-Loche (9/17/2010) Ripe apple, citrus peel and chalk on the nose. Ripe white and yellow fruit, lemon peel, citruslike acidity on the chalky, clean, tasty palate. Lingers on the palate, fresh and clean. (89 pts.)

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2009 Paul Thomas Sancerre Chavignol Les Comtesses

21/09/2010 Jozef Schildermans 0

2009 Paul Thomas Sancerre Chavignol Grande Reserve de Notre Vignoble Les Comtesses – France, Loire Valley, Upper Loire, Sancerre (9/17/2010) Very aromatic nose of citrus fruits, apple, pear, with a hint of spicy honey. Lots of ripe white fruit on the palate, refreshed by citrus-like acidity and with hints of chalk and sweet spices. Fresh and tasty, a great success, > Read more …

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Languedoc-Roussillon is guest region for Megavino 2010

20/09/2010 Jozef Schildermans 0

At the end of October 2010, the twelfth edition of the wine show Megavino took place at Brussels Expo. This year the southern French wine region of Languedoc-Roussillon is in the spotlight at Megavino. The twelfth edition has ten thousand square meters of exhibition space, 280 exhibitors from 23 countries and presents more than ten thousand wines. Languedoc-Roussillon is the > Read more …

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2004 Mas de les Pereres Priorat Nunci Costero

15/09/2010 Jozef Schildermans 0

2004 Mas de les Pereres Priorat Nunci Costero – Spain, Catalunya, Priorat (8/19/2010) Sweet spices, ripe black fruit, a distinct smoke/mineral touch on the nose. Ripe black fruit, refreshing acidity, kirsch, spices, chocolate on the still primary, very concentrated palate; tannins are not yet completely integrated; accessible now, but will be better in a few years. (93 pts.)

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Moderate drinkers live longer

14/09/2010 Jozef Schildermans 0

Abstaining is just as bad for your life expectancy as heavy drinking and moderate drinkers live longer, a new study shows. Scientists examined the association between alcohol consumption and all-cause mortality over 20 years among 1,824 older American adults aged between 55 and 65. Compared to moderate drinkers, abstainers showed a two times increased mortality risk. Heavy drinkers had 70% > Read more …

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Belgians switch to beer at restaurants

08/09/2010 Jozef Schildermans 1

At restaurants, receptions and meetings more and more Belgians prefer to drink beer; the popularity of champagne and wine is in decline. This emerged from the fourth beer barometer of the Union of Belgian Brewers and the newspaper Het Nieuwsblad. Twenty-five percent of Belgian restaurant visitors prefer beer, in comparison to only eighteen percent just three years ago. At a > Read more …

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2009 Marqués de Riscal Sauvignon Blanc Rueda

08/09/2010 Jozef Schildermans 0

2009 Marqués de Riscal Sauvignon Blanc Rueda – Spain, Castilla y León, Rueda (8/28/2010) Grass, rhubarb, pear, peach on the spicy nose. Mouth coating, ripe fruit, refreshed by searing acidity and a distinct grassy-spicy note on the palate. Balanced, very tasty wine. Very good qpr. (90 pts.)