I was in Auckland reading a magazine about wines in New Zealand, many wine brands were featured but one of them caught my attention. The Corbans Wine! I asked about it out of curiosity during my visits to different wineries in the land of Kiwis. What came out mostly was that Corbans Winery is one […]Read more "A tale of an adventurer, from the mountains of Lebanon to the Waitakere ranges"
My journey in Bordeaux and its wine region was again another unique adventure. It was full of excitement, knowledge, amazing landscapes and legendary wines. I decided for this post to share it with you with pictures. Putting in practice the famous adage: “A picture is worth a thousand words” Château Petit Village – Pomerol Château Desmirail […]Read more "The Wines from Bordeaux"
It’s the yearly ritual which every winemaker waits for impatiently. Exciting times coming ahead, stay tuned for some magical moments.Read more "It’s harvest time"
It all started with the Dutch, they wanted to preserve the wine they purchased around the banks of the Charente River in France. They decided to distill the wine into eau-de-vie. They called it Brandewijn, which means “Burned Wine”. Brandy was born. That is the story of Cognac, the city where this story took place […]Read more "Cognac the City of “Burned Wine”"
After the Rhone Valley I headed to the heart of the Languedoc Roussillon region for one month of courses at SupAgro Montpellier. I was very excited to be back to this beautiful city. In the summer of 2003, when I was still studying in Lille, I spent 2 months working on the beach near Montpellier, […]Read more "The Wine Student"
The Rhône Valley is a special place for me, this is where I originally fell in love with wine a few years back. It became my passion ever since. I was so eager to know more about this region and taste its diverse and great wines. The Rhône is divided into two sub-regions with distinct viticulture […]Read more "Vallée du Rhône"
After Burgundy, I was so excited to discover the Alpine wine countries. We headed east through the Alps towards Geneva and on to Changins “Haute Ecole de Viticulture et Oenologie” for an initiation on the Swiss viticulture and wines. We started by visiting the Vaud vineyards and wine. Le “Pays du Chasselas” the pride of […]Read more "Le Vin Heroique, Monte Bianco"
My World Wine Tour continues. After the Loire Valley, it was time to go to Burgundy from October 20 till October 30. We started this journey at Burgundy University in Dijon for a week of oenology and tasting courses. Things have to get serious from time to time. Those 10 days spent in Burgundy were full […]Read more "Balade en Bourgogne"
Loire Valley Wine Map The Loire Valley is divided into 5 distinct wine regions characterised by different geology and soils. Each with distinctive grapes, appellations and style. Anjou produces many of the Loire Valley’s best sweet wines Bonnezeaux, Coteaux du Layon and Quarts de Chaume, all made from Chenin Blanc. Anjou is also home to […]Read more "Introduction to the Loire Valley Wines"
“Aujourd’hui l’espace est splendide ! Sans mors, sans éperons, sans bride, Partons à cheval sur le vin Pour un ciel féerique et divin !” – Baudelaire Loire Valley Route (click me) I woke up at 6 am in the morning in Paris on the 29th of September, I took my backpack and ran to the metro. […]Read more "La vallée de la Loire, C’est Vacheron bien!"