"Tips & Misc Topics"

Provence: a wine region with ...

Even in December, the southern French region of Provence maintains lovely temperatures. This is due in part to a cold, dry wind called “le Mistral.” Le Mistral is the result of ...

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Drinking beer in Paris

While France is renowned for its fine wines rather than its hops, beer culture is gaining popularity in the hexagon, especially in Paris where bars specialising in beers are usually thronged ...

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Italian white wines on fire!

Italian white wines are not going to set the world on fire, right? Everyone is familiar with the likes of Pinot Grigio, a restaurant wine list staple and the much ...

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How to behave at wine ...

In our experience, the best way to find the wines you like is to compare one wine with another or, better, with a few others. And the most convenient place ...

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Exploring 10 wine places

Travelling means discovering new places and cultures and the latter are represented by art, language, food and drinks. About food and drinks we want to speak today and in particular ...

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An hidden collection of rare ...

Czech aristocrats with Nazi links hastily flee their castle in the final days of World War II, first hiding their treasures including an extraordinary stash of 19th-century wines. Four decades ...

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Wines for your summer

Summer generally isn’t a good time for the luxe wine drinker. Fine wines tend to have a gravity and heft about them that make them poor choices for summer drinking, ...

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5 lesser-known wine regions

The world is filled with interesting wine regions from Japan to Patagonia. Everybody knows Bordeaux, Champagne and Napa Valley but outside these classic regions it’s a sea of unpronounceable grape ...

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The volcanic effect on wines

In Italy, there’s a connective thread that unites the Euganean Hills in Veneto to Lake Bolsena in Lazio, the Phlegrean Fields near Naples to the Sicilian Island of Pantelleria. It ...

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Which Champagne for your occasion

The expansive world of champagne can be hard to navigate. With so many brands and varieties it can be difficult to choose the perfect bottle of champagne. If you are ...

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