When in Rioja, a visit to Bodegas R. Lopez Heredia Viña Tondonia is a must! This is one of the oldest wineries in Haro, located at the railway station, where in the 19th century all the important Rioja houses had their wineries. By rail, wine could be shipped easily to France and elsewhere, so at the railway station is where they built the new wineries in those days. Around … [Lees meer...] overA Living Wine Museum: R. Lopez Heredia, DWCC Newsflash #3
Zoet staat in een kwade reuk, zeker in wijnen. Tenminste, dat is de mening van sommige ‘echte’ wijnkenners. Nou, wat mij betreft kunnen die kenners de boom in. Er zijn namelijk genoeg zoete wijnen die geweldig zijn, en waar je mij ’s nachts wakker voor mag maken. Laten we niet vergeten: de oudste wijnen waren zoet! Wijn van ingedroogde, overrijpe druiven was al favoriet ver … [Lees meer...] overZoet van Quady Winery: DWCC Newsflash #2
What more can I say? I hope to see you - my Dutch readers and fellow bloggers - next year in Montreux! … [Lees meer...] overDWCC in a few minutes… watch and enjoy!
Getting to know a wine region is not something you do in one or two days. And when you come back from a conference on wine and digital communication and have visited only four wineries, you cannot claim to know that region. However, if at those wineries you have been shown around, have received a warm welcome, tasted the wines and have dined in the restaurant, you can at least … [Lees meer...] overA Winery in Rioja: Bodegas Baigorri
The theme of the sixth Digital Wine Communications Conference (DWCC), held in Logroño last October, was ‘Exploring Flavour’. Flavour in wines, of course, and the ways in which flavour is imparted. But also of how we perceive flavour, and the subjectivity of that. One of the speakers on this topic was Tim Hanni MW; unfortunately I missed his talk. But I was told all of his … [Lees meer...] overExploring Flavour: a Wine Mosaic Full of Native Varieties