Let's start with the basics of wine pairing. When you know a few rules, it's actually not that complicated. The aim here is to help you avoid mistakes so that you can fully enjoy your wine and food together. ➜ Acidic & salty food increase sweetness and fruitiness of a 🍷 Acidity and saltiness are … Continue reading Easy guide to successful wine pairing
Usually, vinification and ageing processes happen in stainless steel or concrete vats and oak. But in recent years, this 8,000 years-old technique has (re)appeared in many wineries. Journey to the land of the terracotta. Far from being a new technique, the use of amphorae is a method dating back to the roman era. They are made of clay, come … Continue reading Terracotta amphorae
Beat the heat with a refreshing glass of rosé! But how's this pink wine actually made? By blending red and white wines? Nooooo...😝! Well... it can eventually be a blend but let me explain the different methods. Direct pressing After harvest the red grapes are crushed and pressed gently. The juice is immediately collected without … Continue reading Rosé winemaking process
Bordeaux is a reference in the world wine industry for diverse reasons. The city is a pioneer of the modern wine trade, with history dating back to the marriage of Henri Plantagenet and Aliénor d’Aquitaine in the 12th century. Also, Bordeaux is home to some of the highest quality, age worthy, most expensive, speculative wines. … Continue reading Colourful Bordeaux
To be very honest with you, I always had a certain prejudice for biodynamic or natural wines. I was thinking that most of them get funky very easily and you really don’t know what to expect when opening a bottle. I once tasted 2 bottles, from the exact same batch and they had NOTHING in … Continue reading No sulfites but not funky either!
A surprising discovery for a surprising wine, let me tell you the story. First, let’s go through the blind tasting process. When you don’t know what’s in your glass, you can only guess. Very few people are able to identify the grape varieties, the vintage, the origin of a wine by a simple sniff. So … Continue reading Wicked PIENSA
During one of our travels across South East Asia, we stopped by Trikora beach (Bintan Island, Indonesia) in a typical seafood stall. We tried the local sambal udang which means chilli prawns. Back in Singapore, we absolutely wanted to try out the recipe ourselves and see which wine would pair well with it. Here is … Continue reading Which wine for Asian seafood?
Tempranillo, with its many different names, originates from Spain and is now very popular across the globe. From affordable easygoing to complex, special occasion worthy, the black grape variety is the third most planted worldwide the major part being in Spain, obviously 😉 Embark on a journey to Spanish vineyards! Tempranillo, also called tinta fina, … Continue reading 🍇 Beloved tempranillo
Tannat is an old black grape variety from southern France. Not very popular due to poor enhancement, it has nevertheless become the most planted grape variety in Uruguay. Let’s have a look at this forgotten variety! Known to have a full body and high, harsh tannins, it usually requires several years of ageing before being … Continue reading 🍇 Unforgettable tannat
"High altitude" has become a buzz word in the world of fine wine in the past few years. Many producers are now promoting their vines, planted at breathtaking heights above sea level. But how does altitude impact the wine and what element does it add to your favourite beverage? Altitude wines decrypted. Let start the journey in … Continue reading High altitude wines