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My 2014 wine-related predictions – Robert M Parker Jr

As reported on the french site vitisphere.com 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 […]

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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 […]

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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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How well do you know Chablis ? Les Clos Grand Cru…

Learn more about Chablis ?   In the past weeks, I  previously posted  around Chablis appellation and its delicious, crispy wines, : Chablis around Facts and History Chablis Classification How well do you know Chablis ? Bougros Grand Cru … How well do you know Chablis ? Les Preuses Grand Cru … How well do […]

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How to enjoy a good Sunday and get it close to perfection? A Year in Burgundy

It is a weekend, winter is around, fireplace is on, snow arriving…. Missing the charm of those summer holidays, the joy of traveling…   Stuck to the sofa, want to enjoy and relax in the same time.   How to enjoy a good Sunday and get it close to perfection?   Just put your slippers […]

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Catalunya Food & Wine

Catalunya push-up – Costa Brava I’ll be back from Fabien Laine on Vimeo.     Some more discovery Big thanks to #InCostaBrava Trip organized by Costa Brava Tourism Board blogtrips.costabrava.org/ costabrava.org/en Visit La Vinyeta Winery A familiar cellar with a great offer of products Jazz concert in Girona Jewish historic quarter Harvest and stumping grapes […]

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Make & Hope – Fac & Spera by Michel Chapoutier

How to make this evening better? No candy, no costume, no kids knocking at the door for the freaky Halloween. Watch Fac & Spera – (translated from Latin: Make & Hope ) A short film of about 20 minutes Inspiring short  film made ​​by two directors, Florent & Rémy Gaillard, of the production agency GFILM. For a year, following […]

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Brussels Wine Market 2013 by Adegga

On my To-Do list for November. Heading to Brussels for the 1st ever international edition of the Adegga Wine Market. The 16th of November the Adegga Wine Market is moving in the city center of the European capital Brussels. The Brussels Wine Market will take place in The Hotel - Boulevard de Waterloo 38, 1000 Brussels – BELGIUM    […]

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Sommelier – For me it is a lifestyle and I would not change it

By Nemeti Sandor - Hungarian Blogger, ballet dancer, choreographer, WSET Advanced, and Jamie Oliver Food Revolution Hungary Ambassador. https://www.facebook.com/WineArtCulture Few weeks back I posted an article about “What does it take to be a true and good Sommelier!”  - After such a controversial post, it brought much comments and feed back, the adventure continue with a post on a […]

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A true Catalan sweet love – Bunyols by Cuina de Sils

During my trip #incostabrava, I made a lot of tasty discoveries one of them was Bunyols. If you start to taste them you can’t stop ! Bunyols – Cuina de Sils from Fabien Laine on Vimeo. INGREDIENTS: ½ kg. Flour a grated apple 150 gr. Sugar 100 cl. d `anise a pinch of salt 3 eggs 1 lemon […]

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Quinta de Santana – Little Paradise

Quinta de Santana – Little Paradise from Fabien Laine on Vimeo. Welcome to Quinta de Sant’Ana. Just 30 minutes north of Lisbon lies the enchanting Quinta de Sant’Ana, a historic family run wine estate dedicated to three activities: the production of top quality wines, the hosting of guests seeking relaxation in four charming traditional summer […]

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How well do you know Chablis ? Valmur Grand Cru…

Learn more about Chablis ?   Recently I posted  around Chablis appellation and its delicious, crispy wines, : Chablis around Facts and History Chablis Classification How well do you know Chablis ? Bougros Grand Cru … How well do you know Chablis ? Les Preuses Grand Cru … How well do you know Chablis ? […]

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Another Day In Costa Brava

Another Day In Costa Brava from Fabien Laine on Vimeo.     #InCostaBrava Trip organized by Costa Brava Tourism Board blogtrips.costabrava.org/ costabrava.org/en Route on an electric bike with Burricleta.com in the surroundings of the Banyoles lake Showcooking with volcanic products and lunch in La Fageda directed by a cook from the area with Pep Nogué. […]

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