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Love cheese? You will adore this Saboyana fondue

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We adore cheese. So today we want to share with you this Savoyard Fondue recipe from the Alps, it consists of several types of cheese.

Ingredients for 6 people:

  • 600 grams of young Beaufort
  • 600 grams of cured Beaufort
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 knob of butter
  • 60 cl dry white wine
  • 7 cl of Kirsch
  • Grated nutmeg
  • Ground pepper to taste
  • 1 large rustic bread

 Elaboration:

  1. Cut the rustic bread in thick slices and then into medium size dices.
  2. Chop both types of cheese into thick slices
  3. Chop the garlic and place in a pot with butter.
  4. Melt butter and garlic over low heat, then remove from heat.
  5. Place the pieces of cheese in the pot.
  6. Cover with white wine and let simmer, stirring constantly with a wooden spatula until cheeses melt.
  7. Season with pepper, a little nutmeg and kirsch and continue mixing.
  8. Bring the pot to a hot plate placed on the table and use a fork to dip the bread in the fondue. Do not forget to keep the pot over low heat.

You see: This recipe is a fairly simple recipe and only requires 15 minutes of your time. You can vary the types of cheese to make it your own recipe and to your taste. To accompany the dish, we recommend a bowl of fresh salad seasoned with wine vinegar and, of course, choose an appropriate wine for this type of food, like sweet muscat wine type. For example a swiss white Chasselas, a french from the region Sauternes or an Alsatian white wine. Appetizing, right?

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Château Suduiraut 2003

 

 

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Château Bastor Lamontagne Blanc 375ml 2012

Go for the tasty fish! 3 recipes for the grand gourmets

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Good weather, and a good feeling: on the terrace, with white wine and some tasty fish … Doesn’t sound so bad, right? The best of all is that fish is a good source of Omega 3, highly beneficial for our skin and cardiovascular system. So don’t hesitate on including fish in your diet. To help you doing that we’ll share three finger licking fish recipes with you. If you additionally combine these dishes with some lovely white wine… mmmm, what a feast!

1. Trout with truffles:

This recipe is ideal for 4 people and the trout accompanied by the taste of truffles is delicious.

Ingredients:

  • 2 trouts
  • 50 grammes of grated black truffles
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • Extra virgin olive oil to taste
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

Preparation:

  1. Boil the 2 trouts in salted water.
  2. Bone out the trout, place the fillets on a plate.
  3. Add olive oil and grated truffle to a hot pan.
  4. Crush garlic and place in the pan add lemon juice and vinegar.
  5. Cook for a few minutes and remove from heat.
  6. Serve hot trout fillets garnished with the sauce.

2. Fish fondue with Riesling:

This recipe is ideal if you don’t have a lot of time, because it only requires 40 minutes for preparation, and combined with Riesling you’ll highlight the qualities of the fish and enhance its taste.

Ingredients:

  • 2 kilos of fish (tuna, salmon or trout)
  • Mussels and small squid
  • 2 stalk celery
  • 4 shallots
  • ¼ celery
  • 1 fennel
  • 1 leek
  • 150 grammes of mushrooms
  • 300 millilitres of Riesling
  • 100 millilitres of Noilly Prat
  • 50 millilitres of Pernod
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • A touch of saffron

Elaboration:

  1. Fillet the fish of your choice and then cut the fillets into small pieces.
  2. Clean and wash the mussels and squid, then dry with paper towels.
  3. Place in a pot with 1 liter of water add offcuts from fish  together with small chopped vegetables, pour in Riesling, Noilly Prat and the Pernot cook over medium heat until you have a tasty stock.
  4. Pour the broth into a fine saucepan, then and reduce the broth in the pot over low heat, add salt, pepper, saffron, pieces of fish, mussels, and squid.
  5. When the broth is reduced you can serve with fondue forks and slices of toast or chopped vegetables like peppers or grilled mushrooms.

3. Oven baked fillet of sole with white wine and minced onion

This recipe is very delicate and also can be prepared in a short time.

Ingredients:

  • 2 fish of 350 to 400 grams each
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon herbs
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 small onions
  • salt

Elaboration:

  1. Fillet the sole and remove the skin, save the cut offs separately.
  2. Wash and dry fillets well, give them a good squeeze.
  3. Put the cutoffs in a saucepan and cook them in salty water over medium heat for 30 minutes.
  4. After 30 minutes you can strain and save the broth for later.
  5. Place the fillets in an ovenproof pot together with a little oil.
  6. Check the steaks are not mounted on each other and proceed to sprinkle with white wine and the remaining oil.
  7. Mix chopped onion, parsley and herbs in a bowl and sprinkle over the fish.
  8. Add 1 cup of broth
  9. Preheat the oven for 5 minutes at 150 degrees.
  10. Place the pot with fish in the oven and cook for 25 or 30 minutes.
  11. Serve your diners at the table, and garnish after your choice

 

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Boschendal Le Bouquet 2015

 

 

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Blanc Pescador

 

 

Friuli: captivating white wines

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In Friuli, in the Northeastern Italy, we find some of the best known Italian white wines, although the region is relatively small compared to the rest of Italy.

In this region, vignerons grow thirty varieties of wine of different types, which often occurs in small amounts. Among the most popular areas of the region, we find the following ones:  

1. Friuli Grave

Friuli Grave represents more than half of the production. It consists of a large flat valley where the ground has a lot of big stones. The stones are heated in the day and cool down at night, which it helps to ripen the grapes during the day, while maintaining high acidity. Today, wines made from Pinot Grigio and Prosecco are the undisputed kings of Friuli-Grave, and are ideal for combining with sushi, vegetables, and light cheese, or alone as a refreshing aperitif.

2. Colli Orientali del Friuli

Located in the east of Udine, in this area, you will find both local and international varieties including Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Pinot Grigio. The white wines of Colli Orientali del Friuli have aromas of white flowers and ripe apples. On the palate, you can taste a lot of fruit and a long tingly aftertaste.

The most important local varieties include Friulano, lean and hard grapes with delicate notes of thyme and apricot; Meyer, whose wines are reminiscent of lemon, ripe red currant and a final bitter almond; Ribolla Gialla (Jal-la), grapes of high acidity, rich flavors of apricot, tangerine and Asian pear structure; and finally, Malvasia (mal-vah-see-ah), characterized by crispy floral notes and perfume.

Although these wines are not cheap and are hard to find, they are really special and appreciated thanks to its flavors of acacia honey, figs, dried fruit and mineral flavors with sweetness balanced by acidity. They go perfectly with pastry desserts based on nuts, cured cheeses or simply alone.

3. Collio

Collio, situated on the border of Slovenia, in the district of Gorizia, is famous for its Chardonnay and aged blend of local white wine. This area represents just over 5% of the vineyards. International varieties find here favorable conditions to develop their full potential: among them, we highlight the Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio. Their wines are fermented with little or no contact with oxygen, therefore, they usually have the presence of fresh notes reminiscent of ripe apples, apricots and pineapple, accompanied by aromas of ripening as hazelnut and vanilla.

4. Carso

Located in the hills of the area of Trieste, it is a fairly small area and is known for its orange wine area.

Orange Wine is produced under a traditional method of making white wine, letting the juice stay in contact with the grape skins. Increasingly more appreciated, it is a wine that seduces you with aromas of dried fruits, tea leaves, sweet spices, touches of sweet oxidation, high acidity, its soft tannins and a long aftertaste.

Although there are no written rules for the grape varieties that can be used in the orange wine Carso, the most common grapes are Pinot Grigio, Ribolla Gialla, Malvasia or, where it is appropriate, the blend is decided by the producer himself.

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La Gioiosa Fragolino Rosso: a red wine from Friuli-Venezia Giulia and has an alcohol content of 9%. Uvinum users evaluate this red wine with 4,5 out of 5 points.

 

 

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Jermann Pinot Grigio 2015: a white wine from Friuli-Venezia Giulia based on the best pinot grigio from 2015 and presents an alcohol content of 13%. 

 

 

8 Keys to understanding how Brexit might affect the wine industry from a Spanish perspective

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Almost a month since the ‘no’ came from the UK to Europe, the most immediate response in consequences on the economy was the low level of the pound.

The time passed since the referendum has inspired one to envision various possible economic scenarios, especially in the field of food and wine, in which the UK has a primary role as a buyer.

Consequences for the export of Spanish and European wine

Following the referendum, it has opened a horizon of difficult questions for the future. The question is how Brexit will affect the economy? The truth is that it is difficult and complicated to try to provide an answer, although we can highlight some keys to try approach the question.

1. Lowering of the purchase power of the British people. If there is a factor that may affect the current export of wine, we are at the lowest concerning consumption capacity of the English as a result from a weak pound. If this trend is maintained in the future, it could ultimately affect the export of wine to the UK.

2. More depreciation of the pound against the dollar than against the euro. According to information published by the Spanish Observatory Wine Market (OEMV), the pound has depreciated more against the dollar than against the euro, so in this sense, could affect the  Americans wine industry more than the European wine industry. And this, a priori, could be positive for the Spanish and European market.

3. Free trade Tradition and raw material shortages. It is unlikely that the United Kingdom decides to impose new tariffs on European products because of its need for raw materials and its pro-free trade political tradition. Thus, given the circumstances, these two factors could facilitate exchange agreements.

4. The time needed for negocación of new trade relations. As pointed out in the article Brexit for wine lovers, published on Jancisrobinson.com, renegotiating agreements with the United Kingdom as a third country could take up to a decade, considering that within two years it will be necessary to determine the legal precepts from the United Kingdom. Therefore, a span this long could ultimately affect exports.

5. A healthy economy in Spanish wine exports. Despite the uncertainty, the current situation regarding Spanish wine exports to the UK is good, especially in terms of value. Thus, while the future is unclear, the Spanish market is in a good position, which can help offset possible negative effects.

In this sense, according to figures OEMV 2015, Spain exported to the UK a total 159.3 million liters of wine worth 343 million euros, representing an increase of 0.1% in terms of volume and 0.5% in terms of value. In fact, over the past 20 years, the average annual growth was 3.3% in volume and 4.9% in value. We can say, therefore, that the UK is buying Spanish wine, and does so with a growing trend of wines with O.D.

6. Competitive advantage in the price of Spanish wine. Although France, Italy, and Portugal top the list of wine suppliers to the UK, the fact is that the prices of Spanish wines are more competitive than those of other countries, a factor that undoubtedly plays a role for them. By contrast, wine of Burgundy which has been more costly since 2012 and that due to the adverse conditions of the current crop, could do even more- it would be most affected by the loss of purchase power of the English population.

Consequences from the English point of view

The consequences of Brexit, however, may not only affect exports, but also domestic business and exports from the United Kingdom.

7. Boost for English wine. For example, according to the analysis of Brexit for Wine lovers, producers of English wine could benefit from a hypothetical increase in the price of European wine, as they could position itself as a cheaper alternative for British consumers. Due to the fact of having more attractive prices, English wines could also gain a better position in the international market.

8. Loss of advantageous agreements for other industries. Although we have spoken mainly of wine, we can not forget that there is another large industry that could be affected in the medium and long term: namely the whiskey industry.

According to the specialized portal The Drinks Business in late June, the Scotch Whisky Association, they conceive the single European market as “a key to the success of Scotch” and for giants like Diageo and Pernod Ricard which voted to stay, the industry has substantially benefited from free trade agreements with South Korea, Vietnam, and Colombia. It is unclear, therefore, what will be the situation of the industry following the departure from the EU.

A lot at stake, a lot to decide

To conclude, if anything is clear, is that with so much at stake, decisions that will be taken at a high level will not be easy. The coming months will be decisive for the future, but the view must be set already and change is coming. Future scenarios, although not catastrophic, still represent a challenge for the wine- and spirit sector.

Kosher food: how is it?

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The kashrut is a series of laws regulating the Jewish religion preparation and consumption of food. The term kosher or casher thus defines the set of safe food, which exclude animals considered “impure” such as pork and shellfish, most of the insects, including some lobsters, mixtures of meat and milk…

Accepted animals must also be killed following a few defined guidelines, and agricultural products should also comply with particular precepts. The reasons for this can be sought both in Jewish philosophy, which according to some theologians gives kosher animals representing virtues, while non-kosher symbolize vices, such as health and health reasons, although this is quite debatable.

Mammals that can be consumed, in general, have two fundamental characteristics: they must have a cloven hoof and be ruminants, while birds have traditionally been kosher, and fish must have fins and scales. All invertebrates are prohibited, excepting certain types of grasshoppers, as already mentioned, as well as reptiles and amphibians.

In addition, among other foods, also the meat of an animal that is considered kosher is prohibited if it has not been slaughtered according to the laws of shechinah; for example animals showing lesions or significant defects; their blood; certain parts of the abdominal fat of cattle; or fruit produced by a tree in the first three years after planting, which also affects the grapes and the wine that they produce at later stage.

Certain mixtures such as meat and milk are not permitted, plants that have grown together, such as any grain or vegetable planting are also prohibited with a vineyard, milk that has been mixed with non-kosher animals and their derivatives.

As for the wine, it must be produced exclusively by Jews and grapes can not be stepped on, because the feet are considered impure. Thus, all wines, to be considered kosher, require special certification by a rabbi, something that producers in many parts of the world are increasingly aware of.

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Nexus Kosher 2013

 

 

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Domaine de la Commanderie (Kosher) 2014

 

 

4 Vegan cocktails to enjoy this summer

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Being vegan should not mean that you can’t enjoy a delicious cocktail, so today we propose some cocktails that contain no ingredients of animal origin. Delight yourself with these fresh drinks for the summer.

Bellini

Ingredients:

  • 3 White-fleshed peaches
  • 1 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1 bottle of sparkling Prosecco

Preparation:

  1. Place the peaches in boiling water. After two minutes proceed to drain and peel them.
  2. Cut the peaches into pieces and blend with a tablespoon of lemon juice.
  3. Empty the contents of the blender into a jar and add the Prosecco.
  4. Mix and serve in glasses.

Mojito orange

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts of dark rum
  • 1 large orange
  • 2 sprigs of mint
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • Crushed ice
  • Fruit to decorate

Preparation:

  1. In a large glass put the brown sugar, the mint leaves and pieces of orange. Crush using a mortar.
  2. Filter the juice and pour into two glasses. Add the crushed ice and rum.
  3. Garnish with mint and fruit.

Sangria

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of brandy
  • ¼ cup of sugar
  • 2 bottles of white wine
  • 3 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 6 diced white-fleshed peaches
  • 2 slices of lemon
  • ½ cup of blueberries
  • ½ cup of strawberries
  • 2 cups of ice cubes

Preparation:

  1. Mix in a bowl the brandy and the sugar until the latter is dissolved.
  2. Add the white wine and fruit.
  3. Put the preparation into the refrigerator all night long.
  4. Add ice cubes before serving.

Aloha Amaretto cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 1 measure of cranberry juice
  • 1 measure of pineapple juice
  • 1/2 measure amaretto

Preparation:

  1. Mix ingredients and serve in a glass with crushed ice.

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Col Vetoraz Prosecco Extra Dry

 

 

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Foss Marai Surfiner Cuvee Brut

 

 

German Wine Regions (3/3)

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Germany and its wines occupy various zones and areas of great beauty in the country. It deserves to know about its wine regions and learn about the different wines. We’ll stop at other areas to find these varieties, grapes, wines and extension.

Mittelrhein

Although it’s small in size, it offers diverse and important wines, such as Riesling, Müller-Thurgau and Kerner, the first being the most prominent of them with a 70% of all varieties. These varieties are available in areas of the city of Bacharach and surroundings. We also found the Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc) and Grauburgunder (Pinot Gris) grapes.

Saale-Unstrut region

It is perhaps one of the most beautiful areas in which we can explore landscapes full of vineyards. It includes more than 30 varieties of grapes, from which we see the variety of Müller-Thurgau, Weissburgunder and Silvaner. There are also Riesling and Gutedel white wines. While among the red Portugieser, Blauer Zweigelt or Spätburgunder are the highlights. Approximately 500 producers are dedicated to produce in here, making high quality wines.

Platz or Palatinate region

A large part of the vineyards are located in the region of Mittelhaardt. The area brings together more than 5,000 hectares area and highlights the Riesling above any other variety. It is not surprising, therefore, that is one of the most exported German wines. We can also find white wine varieties such as Gewürztraminer and Scheurebe, and red varieties are Dornfelder, Portugieser, Spätburgunder and Regent. About 3,000 families are involved in wine production in this area, many of which sell in their own warehouses.

A long tradition in Rheingau

It is extended for over 3,000 hectares of vineyard area were the Riesling it’s farmed mostly. Other varieties that can be found are Spätburgunder, Müller-Thurgau, Ehrenfelser, Weissburgunder, although, international varieties like Chardonnay and Sauvignon blanc are the order of the day.

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Pawis Freyburg Edelacker Weißer Burgunder Trocken 2014:  a red wine with Saale-Unstrut DO made with 2011 grapes and 14º of alcohol.

 

 

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Hey Naumburger Blauer Zweigelt Trocken 2011:  a red wine with Saale-Unstrut DO made with 2011 grapes and 14º of alcohol.

 

 

Wine and Salad: The healthy couple!

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On hot days, the best choice for your meals is a salad, and there’s a thousand ways to prepare them. Also, if you pair it with a good wine, the moment will become delightful and sophisticated. So today we will show you some salads and some of the wines that would go well to accompany them. Appetizing, right?

1. Summer rice salad

Ingredients:

  • 200 grams of basmati rice
  • 6 black olives
  • 12 capers
  • 2 boiled eggs
  • 1 can of tuna
  • 2 slices of canned pineapple
  • 4 cherry tomatoes
  • 16 raisins
  • 6 prawns
  • Salt

For the dressing:

  • 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of mustard
  • 1 tablespoon of cream

Preparation:

  1. Cook the rice. Cool it under running water and drain.
  2. Cook the eggs. Leave to soak the raisins to rehydrate.
  3. Cut the remaining ingredients into small pieces. Mix all ingredients in the bowl and finish assembling the salad with tuna chunks spread over the surface.

For this recipe, we recommend a young and slightly needle point red wine, like the Baigorri, a wine ideal to drink along with a complex salad like this.

2. Beans salad with french fries

Ingredients:

For the vinaigrette:

  • 20 milliliters of apple cider vinegar
  • 60 milliliters of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Black pepper
  • Salt

For the salad:

  • 100 grams of French green beans
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 50 grams of tuna in olive oil
  • 100g of potatoes (boiled)
  • 50 grams of cherry tomatoes
  • 30 grams of pitted black olives
  • 4 or 5 anchovies
  • 1 egg

Preparation:

  1. We put all vinaigrette ingredients in a bowl. Whisk to emulsify with a pair of metal rods.
  2. Wash the green beans and remove the ends. Boil water in a pan and add the baking soda.  Leave the green beans in the boiled water for 5 minutes.
  3. Remove the beans from water and place them in a bowl with ice water. Let it cool, drain and dry.
  4. Drain and chop the tuna with your hands. Cut the potatoes into small pieces, cut the cherry tomatoes and olives in half and cut the anchovies into small pieces. Mix all ingredients.
  5. Peel the boiled egg, cut into quarters and set aside. Spread the salad with the vinaigrette and garnish with the egg.

How about a French rose wine for a French themed salad? Now is the best time to enjoy a good pink wine like the Miraval Rosé.

3. Zucchini noodle salad

Ingredients:

  • 4 zucchinis
  • 8 cherry tomatoes
  • 2 slices of ham
  • 80 grams of Parmesan cheese
  • 40 grams of pinions
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 5 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 bunch of basil
  • Salt and pepper

Preparation:

  1. Cut the ham into thin strips. Fry the pine nuts in a skillet.
  2. Wash the tomatoes, dry them and cut them into quarters. Wash the basil and dry it well. Reserve a few sprigs for garnish at the end and chop the rest.
  3. Cut the parmesan cheese into thin slabs. Peel the garlic clove and mince it.
  4. Wash the zucchini and cut into thin strips using a peeler, discarding the central part with the seeds.
  5. Heat 3 tablespoons of oil in a large skillet. Add the zucchini and fry it over high heat for 2 minutes. Stir continuously with a wooden spoon.
  6. Stir in garlic and tomatoes, season all with salt and freshly ground pepper. Cook for another minute.
  7. Turn off the heat, sprinkle some chopped basil then add the pine nuts and strips of ham and mix.
  8. Serve the zucchini noodles with tomatoes, the pine nuts and ham. Add parmesan cheese and sprinkle the remaining oil. Garnish with basil and serve.

You will like to pair this delicious salad with white wine. The delicate body of the Enate Chardonnay 234 2015 will work very well for this soft and tasty salad. Enjoy yourself!

German Wine Regions (2/3)

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Thanks to its many contrasts of temperatures, Germany has several wine regions that produce red and white wines. After seeing some of these areas in the first article, in this second we will reveal other areas where good wine is made.

Franken or Franconia area

This huge place it’s just next to Main River. A large part of the vineyards are in the city of Wurzburg and its surroundings, and the wines produced are diverse, highlighting the Steinwein, Silvaner and Müller-Thurgau. If we talk about red wine we have the Domina and Spätburgunder. The zone groups together more than 5,400 wine companies, with renowned vineyards of history, such as Kallmuth Homburger, Rödelseer Küchenmeister, Randersackerer Pfülben and Escherndorfer Lump.

Mosel-Saar-Ruwer Area

This is the oldest region dedicated to wine production in Germany. It occupies 10,400 hectares and consists of a varied microclimate that makes it develop one of the most famous wines in the country, the famous Riesling, an elegant acid wine and considered one of the best white wines in the world. And the specialty is ancient grape variety Elbling, in addition to the Muller-Thurgau, the Burgunder and Grau Weiß. There are a total of 2,000 farms committed in their own wines and taste them all it’s a wide spread activity.

Hessische Bergstraße wine region

Although it is the smallest in the country, it has a lot of history and background, therefore encompasses 440 hectares of vineyard area, where, as in other regions, white wines are preferred. In this case, Riesling, Grauburgunder, Weissburgunder, Müller-Thurgau and Silvaner. Other red varieties are Blauer Spätburgunder, Dornfelder and Gewürztraminer.

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Josef Rosch Riesling Spätlese Trittenheimer Apotheke 2013:  a white wine with Mosel DO from Josef Rosch cellar with a blend based on riesling of 2013 and 8º of alcohol strength. 

 

 

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Ruppertsberger Classic Rivaner 2013: a white wine from the Pfalz DO based on the best of rivaner from 2013.

 

 

9 bars to enjoy a good wine in Paris

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  1. Madeleine L’Écluse. Here, you can taste delicious Bordeaux wines and other regional specialities. Don’t miss out on the good desserts and cheeses to accompany your wine.
  2. Grands Augustins. Rich desserts and an exceptional charcuterie are the hallmarks of this bar, with wines from official French appellations.
  3. Nicolas Bercy. They offer a menu of about 15 different wines. One can choose to drink them per glass or bottle, in addition to eating good and traditional French delicacies.
  4. Vinomania. The name says it all, tasty wines, from various designations of origin and also a selection of new and rare wines.
  5. Le Comptoir Marguery. Try out and taste various types of wines and champagnes.
  6. Le Tambour. This small bar has an unpretentious cuisine accompanied by local wines. Moreover, the kitchen is open until 3.00 am.
  7. Avant Comptoir. The decoration of the bars and restaurants of Paris is often very exclusive and personal, this is also the case at  the Avant Comptoir which offers a varied menu of dishes and a large assortment of wines.
  8. Aux Bons Crus. A small, unknown wine bar that offers regional specialities. The wines are selected by the owner of the bar.
  9. O Chateau. A popular bar that offers an abundance of well-known wines, cheeses, good food and an excellent atmosphere. It is frequented both by Parisians and tourists.

And alas, if you do not have the opportunity to travel to Paris, you can always have a glass of good French wine to console yourself. Cheers! 

Uvinum recommendations for French wines: 

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The Whispering Angel Rosé 2015 has its name from the Whispering Angels chapel from the early 19th century with two cherubs above the altar. The rosé managed to outshine its 2014 vintage which had already convinced many renowned wine critics.

 

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M. Chapoutier Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem 2014: Through biodynamics Michel Chapoutier gets the best out of his wines, reminding us of images from the South of France with its warm colours and scents of Mediterranean woods.