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CHILEAN WINES ON TOUR – NETHERLANDS SEPTEMBER 2013 (5)

Please read the previous articles too. TASTING My last visit was for the stand of EMILIANA. It was very nice to see Andrés Gillmore again and of course the iconic man that I interviewed in the early morning, Alvaro Espinoza. Meeting and greeting one of my wine heroes, Alvaro Espinoza! © Daniel Flores Productions

GREEK ORGANIC/BIO WINES: TSANTALICIOUS! (2)

Please read also the previous article TSANTALI: MAJOR GREEK PRODUCER Tsantali is more than a simple wine producer; it is a monument, a wine institution, with a wine growing history of more than 120 years!

VEGGIES: GOOD FOR YOU?

We call vegetables a big amount of plants or parts of them; even some fruits (with seeds), used as ‘veggie’ are commonly called vegetables (tomatoes, pepper-bells, eggplants, courgette/zucchini etc.) Worldwide, vegetables and grains are the most important food sources. Vegetables are quite important in our food; they bring diversity of colour, smell, taste, structure and […]

ORGANIC WINE IN CHINA: CHÂTEAU HANSEN

BRUNO PAUMARD, winemaker and export-manager of CHÂTEAU HANSEN in China is fully convinced that “the time has come to consider the quality of the wine of China”. In the beginning of spring 2012, he writes, Château Hansen has been awarded 10 times in international wine contests. Their CABERNET SAUVIGNON got a silver medal at the […]

COENECOOP SIGNS FOR A GREEN SPRING (6)

On April 2nd, the Dutch importer COENECOOP (part of DELTA WINES) was holding a special wine tasting inside the huge Delta Wines offices, storage and distribution building. Leitmotiv of this tasting was: “Naturally more… Spring”. Most of the presented wines were… ‘green’ wines, from ‘environment respectful’ to organic (bio) and biodynamic. Most of the presented […]