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Martin Mullen – One king of Mosel dry Rieslings

Few weeks back, with #winelover friends, we headed to Mosel, in Germany. To discover, visit and taste with local producers. Take a sneak peek at our trip and come with us next time #winelover: Mosel #winelover hangout – The sequel from Fabien Laine on Vimeo.   The all trip was organized by our friend and […]

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Mosel #winelover hangout – The sequel

Last month took place the second edition of the Mosel #winelover hangout. The event was organized by Jan Klein Matthias, #winelover ambassador in Germany, but before all a winemaker, Riesling enthusiast and Ambassador, he runs  Staffelter Hof Winery, Distillery & Guesthouse since A.D. 862, a 1150 year-old family winery, finally going organic Staffelter Hof – A few posts will come along in the next months about the […]


Marilena Barbera, between nature and Perricone – Part 2

Last week I shared some great memories and souvenirs about visiting Marilena Barbera, a devoted, passionate winemaker in the West part of Sicily. You can find the first article there: Cantine Barbera website at –   Now this week, we gonna talk more about something I felt in love with. Perricone is it’s name, a […]


Marilena Barbera, between nature and Perricone – Part 1

She is proprietor and winemaker at Cantine Barbera. She believes in the magic of making wine in a fully sustainable way, in tune with the unique character of Sicily. I met Marilena Barbera  last year during West Sicily Wine tour organized by Elisabetta Tosi, Giampiero Nadali and Valeria Càrastro.    The winery is based in Menfi, Sicily. […]

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Around Cape Town, a gold mine for wine lovers, South Africa

Travelling out to South Africa is fantastic, yes but where to go #winelover? If you are heading to Cape Town a lot is happening around… a local #winelover Samantha Suddons gives you the right tips and places to visit.   Who is she ? Samantha Suddons – Twitter @Sammelier  Brit moved to South Africa in ’10, she is an […]


Wines of the Beautiful South – Program ProWein 2014

For this new edition of ProWein 2014, will take place in Dusseldorf from the 23rd to 25th of March, some little update, Flavours of the Southern Hemisphere is now called Wines of the Beautiful South   Save the date and prep your program… 2014, Argentina, Chile and South Africa are teaming up again at this year’s […]

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Milan – City of Fashion – Wine and Food

Today we get back in the trip tips, travelling abroad and looking for good plans as winelover and foodlover ? Milan – Milano, today “the” city of fashion and design…. Thanks to its important history, museums, theatres and landmarks (including the Milan Cathedral, the fifth largest cathedral in the world, and Santa Maria delle Grazie, […]


Which Wine Grapes are grown where? A Global Empirical Picture

How about to start the year with a great present for winelovers and wine geeks ? An ebook of 670 pages by the University of Adelaide. Combining with graphics, measures, scales, a giant work as been done and released. A gold mine…. Researchers map out world’s winegrape varieties University of Adelaide researchers have compiled statistics from […]


My 2014 wine-related predictions – Robert M Parker Jr

As reported on the french site and on Mr Parker Twitter account he published his 2014 predictions…   What is your stakes on ?   1. More resistance to very expensive wines from mediocre vintages-think Europe 2011,2012,and 2013 2. California profits from two glorious years of quality and quantity-2012 and 2013 3. The undefined […]


Starting 2014 – a good wine pairing rugby

How about a nice calendar?! To start this year Yes rugby is inked in France culture. So this year the feminine team of Les Lionnes Du Stade Bordelais, the Bordeaux rugby team, due to the success of their past calendar decided this year to pair their sport, the rugby with more local culture. The main theme and guideline for this […]

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How well do you know Chablis ? La Moutonne (Un-Official) GC …

Often forgotten or misunderstood, La Moutonne, unofficial GC of Chablis kind of unofficial, but all legit, let’s find out more about it! Definitely one of the greatest.   Today the last (from left to right) but non-official GC, I  previously posted  around Chablis appellation and its finest wines, next weeks the Premier Crus will be […]


Adegga Wine Market 2013 – about 365 sins to come there…

Back in town after couple of months, last time I was in Lisbon was sunny and very warm for the Summer Edition of the Adegga WineMarket. Two weeks past since the first international edition which took place in Brussels, Belgium. Here is my post from last year –  Adegga WineMarket 2012 – An Epic Era  […]

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How well do you know Chablis ? Blanchots Grand Cru …

Learn more about Chablis ?   Soon done, today the last (from left to right) official Grand Cru, but not the least, I  previously posted  around Chablis appellation and its finest wines, next weeks La Moutonne will be on the line : Chablis around Facts and History Chablis Classification How well do you know Chablis […]

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WineMarket by Adegga – Producers Insights – Brussels Edition 1st International

***More producers insights soon…   Back from Brussels, where last week-end happened the first international and abroad edition of the Adegga Wine Market. For its first international edition, the Brussels Wine Market, took place in The Hotel, at the 26 floor.   Reuniting 22 producers from all over Europe, from Portugal, France, Spain…   From my point […]

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Sicily & Marsala – Wear your difference and uniqueness

Flirting with the Scirocco and Tramontana on the West part of Sicily, a fame, a name Marsala. As I wrote in a previous post it is not a wine for cooking. Nope. There is much more behind this. How this “Marsala” wine name shifted slowly over years, almost to be forgotten even from its beloved […]

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