Category Archives : Wine Other


Wine Century Club 26

A few months ago, I filled out and mailed in my application form to become a member of the Wine Century Club. Today is a good day because I received my membership certificate!   Membership in the Wine Century Club is free. If you would like to became a member yourself then all you have […]

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Summer Drink: Blackcurrant Prosecco with Blueberries 29

It is that time of the year again where there is nothing better than relaxing on the porch with a glass of your favorite drink. Recently I tried out a new cocktail and I absolutely love it! Blackcurrant Prosecco with Blueberries 12 blueberries 0.2 liters of Prosecco di Valdobbiadene DOCG 2 peppermint leafs A shot […]


Impressions From The 2013 Gambero Rosso World Tour Munich 19

Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri World Tour Italian wine geeks and frequent readers of this blog are probably already quite familiar with the Gambero Rosso – Italy’s leading and in my opinion best wine guide. The rating system of the Gambero Rosso is quite simple: Only the very best wines of a wine region or appellation […]

2009 Vigne & Vini - Papale Linea Oro - Primitivo di Manduria DOC

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VinItaly in Verona – The world’s biggest wine fair 11

VinItaly Today I want to talk about VinItaly. According to its organizers, VinItaly is the world’s very first wine fair. It was held first in 1977. Ever since the fair has been held in the world-heritage city Verona, Italy. Over the years, Vinitaly grew immensely and it is today the world’s largest wine fair. This […]


Jean Lenoir – Le Nez du Vin 14

Le Nez du Vin Recently I acquired the masterkit of Le Nez du Vin from Jean Lenoir. Now if you’re not familiar with Le Nez du Vin or with the work of Jean Lenoir then let me give you a quick overview. Jean Lenoir is born in Burgundy and a pioneer when it comes to […]

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Glühwein – German Mulled Wine 14

Mulled Wine Germany has a long tradition when it comes to Mulled Wine. The oldest documented Glühwein tankard dates back to 1420. It belonged Count John IV of Katzenelnbogen who is said to be the very first vintner to ever have planted the Riesling grape on a large scale. Glühwein is the traditional German Christmas […]


Wine Spectator 2012 Top 100 biased? 18

Is Wine Spectator biased? The new Wine Spectator 2012 top 100 list is now online and can be viewed for free until November 27th at their site. I wanted to take the opportunity to express why I dislike Wine Spectator. There have been many rumors that the Wine Spectator (WS) gets paid for the awards […]

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