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Current events + our random ramblings on wine, sake and the lovely cities we call home.

Current events + our random ramblings on wine, sake and the lovely cities we call home.

Current events + our random ramblings on wine, sake and the lovely cities we call home.

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Posts Tagged ‘region’

Bubbles All Around!

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Historically in Northeastern France, the cold weather would halt fermentation during the winter months, leaving it to restart in the As a result, we have today’s delicious and wonderful sparkling white wine, Champagne. The region of Champagne is dominated by many of the big brands we know today, such as Möet & Chandon or Veuve […]

Aligoté – A delicious grape from Burgundy!

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Ask anyone around you to name a white grape variety from Bourgogne and chances are you’ll get the familiar answer of, Chardonnay. That’s no surprise! Many wine drinkers may not be familiar with other varieties, including Aligoté, which even has its own appellations in Bourgogne! Aligoté has characteristics of refreshing citrus and subtle spices; similar to it’s varietal […]

Heroic Viticulture – AKA Priorat!

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Every two years the organization that regulates the Priorat wine region – The DOQ Priorat- brings approximately 50 wine professionals from around the world to the small and rather remote towns of Priorat to immerse themselves in the vines and wines, so they can better understand the wines created there and how the magic of the region contributes to […]

Hanami

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written by Mariko Tajiri ~ If you’re in Japan in the Spring, there are a few things you should be doing. First, there are the cherry blossoms. Everyone talks about them because they’re like nothing you’ve seen before and you should go see them. Better yet, have a picnic under the blooming trees because that’s […]