The Heart and Soul of Cape Wine
Boasting a 350-year history of brandy production and a wealth of award-winning brands, South Africa’s premium distillers are confident that Cape Brandy can finally emerge from the shadow of Cognac.
Teriyaki Chicken and Pinot Gris
A Japanese dish and a dry Alsace white wine with an expressive nose of stone fruits and a spicy note create a full-flavoured pairing!
A Vouvray for a beautiful, fresh seasonal salad
Let’s get cooking! So what should we have today with a mushroom salad? This recipe combines seasonal mushrooms with a wine from the Loire Valley – Vouvray, but beware this is dry Vouvray! Often drunk in its sparkling version, the Vouvray appellation also offers still wines that are a treat for the taste buds.
Will changes to D.O. Cava help improve quality and sales ?
Cava has become a household name across the globe in recent years, providing consumers with an affordable sparkling wine that can be enjoyed on numerous occasions. But faced with increased competition, the appellation’s authorities have been prompted to make some major changes to regulations, aimed at enhancing quality and provenance. We ask a range of Cava producers what the changes imply for them.
Don Rodrigo Cigars: tearing up rulebook
Patricia is Portuguese and now lives in Geneva, but her Don Rodrigo brand is named after her Spanish great-great-grandfather. We met an artist and entrepreneur with a love for life and people.
Cider: a whole host of choices waiting to be discovered
Ciders are the perfect match for current drinking trends. Great for socialising, relatively low in alcohol, inexpensive and less mired in the pomp and circumstance that accompany wine tasting, they attract a wider clientele. Nine prominent French cider firms explain why.
Champagne, where the variety of styles is endless
We often wrongly refer to ‘Champagne’. With a history spanning over 300 years, the wines currently come from 34,300 hectares of vines, spread over 5 French departments. It follows that, although they share common character traits, styles should differ significantly. Before we meet an exciting line-up of winegrowers, merchants and co-operative producers who will share their viewpoints with us, let’s quickly go back over some of the basic tenets of Champagne.