Wines of Roussillon, France: A world of diversity.

Just by looking at the labels of these wines, one word came to my mind: Diversity.   And this impression, of course, was confirmed after tasting the wines… The Roussillon is one of the smallest French production areas (about 2% of the total volume), but they have pretty much every style of wine on the […]

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I’m putting the MW program on hold. Here’s why.

Most of you know it that I’m the owner of a company that imports wood products – TheWoodHub – from pine plantations in South America (an environmentally friendly business). What I probably haven’t told many people is that my partner left the company last month. That means that I’m running the company as its general […]

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Philosophically speaking… Great Quotes From Seven Amazing Wine Books

If you missed any of the postings of the series “Philosophically speaking…”, here is a list with the links (both to the articles with the quotes and to the books themselves): Philosophically speaking… Terry Theise in his book “Reading Between the Wines” Reading between the Wines Philosophically speaking… Elliot Essman in his book “Use Wine […]

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How does soil influence wine quality?

How does soil influence wine quality? Hugel vineyard – Schoelhammer – in Riquewihr (Alsace, France) Basically, wine can be made from the grapes grown in virtually every type of soil. The essential requirements are: The soil needs to provide sufficient anchor to the vines, and enough water and nutrients for them to be able to […]

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Champagne for #winelover-s: The Video.

  Someone once said, “Champagne holds a special place in the world of wine and luxury products.” It’s very difficult to argue with that. Champagne today is not only a drink. It  connects the experience of enjoying a glass of wine with glamour and elegance. But Champagne is not only that… Champagne is authentic! And […]

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Sicily, a magic island with amazing wines and so much more. (Part 1: Erice)

Sicily, a magic island with amazing wines and so much more. (Part 1: Erice) You will fall in love with Erice! This hilltop town was successively Elymian, Phoenician, Carthaginian and Roman. Its grey stone forms Punic walls, a castle, church and medieval streets that could almost be mistaken for ancient ones. With amazing views. Beautiful ceramics. […]

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#DrinkGreekWineWeek – what do you have in your glass #winelover?

We all heard about Greece’s financial crisis, haven’t we? So, let’s talk instead about something that is close to our heart: WINE #DrinkGreekWineWeek. What is it? “Wine knows no boundaries, religion, sex or colour. Wine unites and creates long-lasting friendships from all walks of life, across the whole globe. In a difficult time for my […]

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Top 20 Chianti quotes by Peter Lanberg, #winelover

  Top 20 Chianti quotes by Peter Lanberg, #winelover   Chianti improves with age. The older I get, the better I like it. Chianti, madam, is God’s next best gift to man. In victory, you deserve Chianti, in defeat, you need it. Chianti makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance. Good […]

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The Death of Screw Caps: The Empire Strikes Back.

It would be harder to find a tittle more appropriate for this discussion. After I posted “The Death of Screw Caps” last month, the “Empire” (pro screwcappers) attacked my article with vehemence. Darth Vader: [having cornered Luke during their lightsaber battle] You are beaten. It is useless to resist. I collected several pieces of the […]

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The Death of Screw Caps.

Can a new technology, such as the Coravin (, bring back the need of a very old tradition, natural cork, and make useless what was supposed to be the future of closures i.e. screw caps? As reality in the wine industry keeps changing, I agree with Randall Graham when he says that “reports of the […]

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