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14/04/2011

The vineyards of Burgundy want to be a World Heritage Site

Can a vineyard be declared a World Heritage Site? In Burgundy they believe so, and have embarked to achieve it.Les "Climats" du Vignoble de Bourgogne is the title chosen to present the nomination to UNESCO's World Heritage.Burgundian Climats to be declared World Heritage Site is the dream of many winegrowers the Burgundy region, mainly in the areas between Dijon and Beaune. Under the...

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10/04/2011

Rioja and Ribera del Duero, excellent vintages in 2010

This week Appellations of Origin Rioja and Ribera del Duero have made public the status of the vintage 2010. In both cases it was considered that 2010 should be considered "excellent."The rating of the vintage is done after putting controls on young wines of each appellation, by the respective Control Board. These young wines that already are on sale, can at the same time predict the average...

1/04/2011

Donald Trump, new Moët&Chandon owner

American billionaire Donald Trump has acquired, in a lightning operation, 99% of the shares of the House of Moët & Chandon Champagne cellar.

Apparently, the new owner´s purpose is to transplant the vines, from Champagne to Napa Valley, so the famous champagne cellar would be the first winery to "physically" change his nationality.

This is not such a new idea, before that Mr. Trump had...

27/03/2011

Spring in the Vineyard

They say spring is the season of love, passion, summer, autumn and winter melancholy solitude. However this doesn’t work the same way in the vineyard. In the vineyards seems that spring is the season of melancholy, because it produces one of the most curious phenomena: "vine's tears".The vine goes back into activity as temperature increases. The water recirculates through the plant's root...

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18/03/2011

Wine Gift

Gift wine is a great idea. I say this because ... Today is my birthday! Yes, I know that this is not my personal blog, but in recent days there has been people to the one I have made the same comment: I know you like wine, I'd give present you a bottle, but I'm afraid you might not like it. In other words, that is the typical fear of not succeeding.For all who are in that situation and don’t...

13/03/2011

Italian wines

Italy is a country with one of the most important cultures of wine, making it one of the leading producers in the world of wine. The Italian wines enjoy of a well deserved reputation as well as the Italian wineries, and have a large and extensive wine territory. Wine in Italy date back to the time when Mycenaean Greek stepped on the land of Romulus and Remus, it was them who introduced...

6/03/2011

Zinfandel, the mysterious grape

Zinfandel strain is mostly situated in California, a place that was considered the cradle of Zinfandel for a long time, but modern studies revealed that this grape has Croatian and Italian ancestors, a fact which increased the mystery of its origin discussed from the eighteenth century as well as the provenance of the strains name (Zinfandel), for which there isn’t a reliable version.

After...

23/02/2011

Spanish Superstars 2011: Grandes Pagos from Spain

Representatives of the Grandes Pagos wineries of Spain (Grand Spanish Domains), from various regions, traveled to the restaurant Per Se in New York for the 1st seminar of wine tasting made by the association in the United States. With expansive views of Columbus Circle and Central Park as a background, the restaurant Per Se owned by Chef Thomas Keller hosted the event, aimed at introducing the...

18/02/2011

Pinot Noir, an elegant grape

Original Pinot Noir wines come from the city of Burgundy - France. It is one of the grapes with more importance in the preparedness of champagne and other sparkling wines, as well as a solo wine variety. Many of the most famous and expensive wines are made from the Pinot Noir.

This strain is as capricious as excellent in taste and elegance, as it is almost developed exclusively in cold...

7/02/2011

5 Sparkling wines for Valentine

Valentine's Day is the date for celebrating love. If you have a partner this is the day to say "I love you" in a special way. If not, it can be the perfect opportunity to “go” for that special person.What it is clear is that if there is a type of wine especially associated with love, that would be sparkling wine. So, to all who will be celebrating Valentine's Day, here we suggest 5 sparkling...