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Vin Mousseux – The Highly Underrated French Bubbly

Read on as we explore the highly underrated French bubbly that is Vin Mousseux!
Judith Beck – A True Force of Nature

Judith Beck – A True Force of Nature

Mention the name Judith Beck in Austria and almost everyone will tell you she’s the upcoming queen of biodynamics in this breathtaking region. Focused on her biodynamic philosophy and uncompromising in the pursuit of quality, her creations are a true representation of grape, place and vintage.  

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Sella & Mosca – An Adventure to the Spectacular Island of Sardinia

Sella & Mosca – An Adventure to the Spectacular Island of Sardinia

A jewel in the Mediterranean, Sardinia is a rustic and enchantingly beautiful island with extreme geography and vinous diversity to tempt travellers and wine enthusiasts alike. More than a century ago, two Piedmontese adventurers, Erminio Sella and Edgardo Mosca looked at the uncultivated land with new eyes. They fell in love and created Sella & Mosca…

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Champagne Gamet – A Love Story between the Left and Right Bank of Marne Valley

Champagne Gamet – A Love Story between the Left and Right Bank of Marne Valley

Is Champagne today only about observance to stereotypes, big houses, blending and prestige? No! There is a whole new generation of winemakers that want to show us the other side of Champagne: the terroir champagne. In their eyes, Champagne is not only about bubbles. It is first and foremost a wine. Champagne Gamet is one such producer that is committed to changing this stereotype.

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Domaine d’Aupilhac – The Ancient Volcanic Amphitheatre of Languedoc

Domaine d’Aupilhac – The Ancient Volcanic Amphitheatre of Languedoc

Domaine d’Aupilhac is special for many reasons. Nestled below the ruins of the village’s Château, these terraced vineyards of limestone scree and marl enjoy perfect southwest sun exposure, giving dense, chewy wines loaded with Mediterranean soul. Sylvain is not one to shy away from hard work. In an ancient volcanic amphitheatre littered with marine fossils and big chunks of limestone, he has done what few vignerons dare to do nowadays: he spent years clearing the land of boulders and shrubbery before finally planting a vineyard.

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What is Vermouth, exactly?

What is Vermouth, exactly?

The unsung hero of many classic cocktails, vermouth is an aromatised fortified wine. It can be traced back to ancient Chinese, Indian and Greek civilisations, which commonly infused botanicals in their wines – often for medicinal purposes. Wormwood was a popular...

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Ca’ Dei Frati and the Influence of Lake Garda

Ca’ Dei Frati and the Influence of Lake Garda

Ca’ dei Frati winery is one of the most important wineries in the surrounding areas of Lake Garda, accounting for 10 percent of the Lugana DOC. While Ca’ Dei Frati was founded in 1939, the roots of the winery actually trace back to 1782, where the land was once owned by monks who grew grapes there. Hence the name Ca’ Dei Frati, which literally translates to Friar House.

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Baia’s Vineyard in the Secret Birthplace of Wine – Georgia

Baia’s Vineyard in the Secret Birthplace of Wine – Georgia

Georgians are rightly proud of their rich and historic winemaking culture, and as traditional methods enjoy a renaissance, the Qvevri – an earthenware vessel used to store and age wine for thousands of years – is becoming the unofficial symbol of the country. Though only around three per cent of Georgia’s wines are made in these Qvevri, they remain a romantic ideal that celebrates the country’s history.

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Is Climate Change Affecting Oak in Burgundy Chardonnay?

Is Climate Change Affecting Oak in Burgundy Chardonnay?

Wine, in Burgundy, is built into the fabric of the culture. The Chardonnay grapes the region is known for have been growing there and adapting to the precise climate conditions of the region for centuries. Though, climate change is rapidly altering wine as we know. 2020 marked the earliest grape harvest ever in Burgundy. Read on as we explore climate changes’ impact on Burgundy wines.

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