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Webshop reveals wine margins Dutch top restaurants

27/06/2011 Jozef Schildermans 0

Sterwijnenthuis.nl is a new Dutch online shop where you can buy the wines that feature on the wine lists of the best Dutch restaurants. That is not to the liking of the Dutch Alliance Gastronomique. Dutch consumers can now see exactly how much margin their favourite restaurant takes on wine. The shop is an initiative of the Dutch internet entrepreneur Gijs den Hollander. He wants to offer consumers the same wines they can order off the list of the best Dutch Michelin-starred restaurants. The offer of Sterwijnenthuis.nl is > Read more …

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2009 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis 1er Cru La Forest

20/06/2011 Jozef Schildermans 0

2009 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis 1er Cru La Forest – France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis 1er Cru (5/7/2011) Silex, lavas herbs, flowers and yellow fruit on the already engaging nose. Fairly fruity-sweet on the palate, but this has enough Chablis-character to keep it interesting: citruslike acidity, stony minerals, iodine and aromatic herbs in a balanced, already quite accessible package. > Read more …

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Wine vandalism in Spain

20/06/2011 Jozef Schildermans 5

In Spain, winemakers are increasingly the victims of senseless acts of vandalism. Last week on Monday unknowns destroyed a section of wines at the winery of Terroir Al Limit in the small village of Torroja del Priorat, reports JancisRobinsom.com. Three years ago, in the same region, a set of vines were set on fire by unknown vandals. And this week, 150 old vines were torn out by vandals in a vineyard in Ribeira Sacra in Galicia. So far, no perpetrators have been arrested. Nor is it clear > Read more …