26.02.2020At a reunion or farewell, on festive occasions or simply because it's Sunday evening – people toast each other and clink glasses. With what? Champagne, of course. Finely tingling, it should stimulate the palate & spirit.
25.02.2020At a reunion or farewell, on festive occasions or simply because it's Sunday evening – people toast each other and clink glasses. With what? Champagne, of course. Finely tingling, it should stimulate the palate & spirit.
17.02.2020Climate change is a hot topic! Unfortunately very literally in Australia where devastating fires are causing great damage to human beings, animals, nature and vineyards by the time I am writing this short paper.
10.02.2020"There are two sides to every coin," as the saying goes. This is also the case when international viticulture is viewed from the perspective of climate change.
03.02.2020Back then, it took us a really long time to realise that we don't actually have to cover our restaurant terrace in the evening (every restaurateur with an outdoor area knows how much work, strength and endurance this involves). What a relief that was…
30.01.2020Good intentions or a guilty conscience? Many a drinking pleasure is curbed at the beginning of the year and commitments to Detox or Dry January are even circulating among die-hard pleasure-seekers. But we will also see the phenomenon of reduced alcohol in creative drinks and imaginative cocktails over the rest of the year.
28.01.2020#chenincheninchenin is the battle cry of a global army of sommeliers fighting to make the Chenin Blanc grape great again and at its head stands a modern Jeanne D’Arc by the name of Pascaline Lepeltier. Like the grape she’s a native of the Loire Valley in France.
23.01.2020"I don't know what reception I'm at, but for God's sake, give me a gin and tonic!" A timeless quote attributed to Denis Thatcher, the husband of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. And indeed, a glance into bars and restaurants' refrigerators and back bars proves what a trend factor gin & tonic still has.
20.01.2020France’s famous bubbles have for generations reaped the rewards of their reputation as the elite top tier of the global sparkling wine hierarchy. With sparkling wines representing the fastest growing wine category of the last 25 years ...