Monthly Archives: September 2010

Foire aux Vins at Chai & Bar

Rumour has it that you can get lost in translation. This hasn’t happened yet to this blog, but this post is two weeks delayed in translation, but finally, here it is. Chai & Bar is without doubt a key address … Continue reading

Posted in Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Chardonnay, Loire, Pinot Noir, Provence, Sauvignon Blanc, Southwest France | Leave a comment

Bandol and other rosés plus a Cava

Summer is reaching its end, and wine club activities are finally starting. In the advanced-level circle in Munskänkarna in Brussels we alternate in arranging tastings at home, often blind. First for the season was a rosé theme, perhaps to prolong … Continue reading

Posted in Cava, Munskänkarna, Penedès, Provence, Rhône, Rosé, Tempranillo, Tuscany | Leave a comment

An unimpressive Riesling Kabinett

Demis/half-bottles – definitely a practical bottle size, although vacuum corks are unfortunately a must for the discerning wine consumer who wants to drink in small instalments, for the simple reason that the selection of wines (other than sweet wines) in … Continue reading

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Champagne José Michel – champion of Pinot Meunier

José Michel is a small Champagne producer in Moussy, a village just south of Épernay, which is primarily noted for Pinot Meunier-dominated Champagne. Although around one third of the vineyards of Champagne are planted to Pinot Meunier (roughly the same … Continue reading

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