Monthly Archives: December 2010

Moutard Cépage Arbane Vielles Vignes 2004

Arbane (also spelled Arbanne) is a grape variety which is quite rare today. It is one of several grape varieties that were once common in the Champagne region, but of which only a few hectares remain today. Petit Meslier is … Continue reading

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San Vicente 1995

After the presentation of Eguren wines, I thought it might be a good idea to dry how one of these wines showed with some maturity, so I uncorked a San Vicente 1995, bought for € 31 at Alter Vinum. (The … Continue reading

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Franken wines

In September some visitors from Sweden, who were in Brussels to participate in the European Wine Tasting Championship as part of the Swedish team, held a tasting of Franken (Franconia) wines in our wine tasting club, and held back to … Continue reading

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Eguren wines with Marcos Eguren

Late October I participated in a presentation of some of the Eguren family’s wines in Brussels, presented by Marcos Eguren. Eguren has their base in Rioja where they have several bodegas, as well as having one in Toro. To many, … Continue reading

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