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Once upon a time... portuguese wines

Once upon a time... portuguese wines

Portuguese wine production is not just Porto or Vinho Verde (white wine with green hint). After hundred years of British monopole in the Douro Valley, producers are now going independent and developing excellent red wines that deserve to be discovered....

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Once upon a time.. US distribution system

Once upon a time.. US distribution system

Legacy of Prohibition, the distribution system in the United States is very complex. Before reaching the final consumer, the wines are marketed through many intermediaries. This system is so named THREE-TIER SYSTEM. This triangular distribution system...

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Once upon amazing wine labels...

Once upon amazing wine labels...

The label is a tool for business development. It must make people want to buy the product. My opinion? The label must meet three criteria: The hook that should attract the consumer's eye. It corresponds to different worlds (traditional, local, pattern...

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God Save the Sparkling...!!!

God Save the Sparkling...!!!

You will be probably surprised but Great Britain not only produces great whiskies and amazing beers!! Not only!!... GB produces wine as well. Never has English wine been so widely discussed. Many vineyards are planted in the UK. The climate and the soil...

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Once upon a time... a Capital vineyard

Once upon a time... a Capital vineyard

Have you ever seen a vineyard in a Capital? I don’t mean the small vine stock to decorate a bar, a pub, a restaurant, or whatever..! I mean a real vineyard, with harvest and production of wine... and yes in a Capital..! You are asking which Capital?......

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Once upon a time... biodynamic

Once upon a time... biodynamic

Let me talk about Stéphane Bentura's documentary "The bios of the vineyard ", presented regularly since November on TV5. These 50 minutes show the work of wine growers committed in various organic or biodynamic practices in France, in Italy and in Slovenia....

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Once upon a time... China dancing tango

Once upon a time... China dancing tango

Happy new year to you all!! Yes, it’s a bit late, but nevermind.. Do you have good resolutions this year? I do not, but I was wondering if Bordeaux does. It’s just that I sometimes wish Bordeaux could be a bit humble and look out what are the competitors...

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Once upon... Floating vineyards!

Once upon... Floating vineyards!

What do you think is common between Thai wine & France? Yes there is wine even in Thailand, and they even have their local grape varieties. If Chenin Blanc and Shiraz performed well here, it is the MALAGA BLANC that is mainly grown. The Malaga blanc can...

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Once upon a wine ... tasting

Once upon a wine ... tasting

Visual examination of a wine Techniques of visual inspection: Observe the clear: to detect potential problems, the taster observed on black, wine lit side. A limpid wine is not necessarily transparent. Observe the brightness: the brightness or brightness...

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