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You are probably aware of many different wine competitions all around the world. But do you really know what it is all about? And what it takes to be part of a jury? As wine expert, we are solicited by those kinds of competitions. Thus we are able to give some answers to your questions below. Oprah Winfrey once said of wine. “You get a medal! You get a medal! And you get a medal! EVERYBODY gets a medal!” How are the wine competitions organized ? Wine competitions’ organizers...

It is now obvious that our planet is becoming ever warmer. This is affecting viticulture in a number of ways. The United Nations has even predicted that viticulture as a whole in the Northern Hemisphere might move an average of up to 111 miles (180 kilometers) farther north compared to where grapes are growing now. If this trend continues, it could spell financial ruin to long-established wine businesses, while presently less likely areas could economically benefit from diversifying into the wine market. It has accelerated ripening and induced changes in grape composition. In already...

If you want to learn on how to appreciate Czech wines, the first thing we recommend you is to drink the best of them! But it also helps to be able to read the labels on the Czech wine bottles, should it be from Moravia or Bohemia. Especially if you don’t read Czech ! Below are some tools to better understand the Czech wine classifications and state guidance. There are 2 kinds of Czech wines' classifications: - by the amount of suger in the grape- ...

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PRAGUE DRINKS WINE 2019: Biggest Wine Festival in town This festival is the largest gathering of Central European winemakers who passionately devote themselves to wine making without any chemical sprayings, additives and any unnecessary extra operations in the cellar. This 6th edition is expecting more than seventy wineries from Czech Republic and other wine regions around.  The main theme of the upcoming vintage will be wines produced in kvevri, in traditional Georgian earthenware vessels. Therefore, you’ll have the chance to meet some leading Georgian winemakers and compare their Georgian...

It could remind you of similar event celebrated in France a week later, “the Beaujolais Nouveau”. But it dates much before !According to folk tradition, St. Martin arrives in November atop a white horse. This means that it should snow very soon, not just on the mountains, but also in the lowlands. A traditional feast and young wine celebrate this change of weather. So come over with sampling young wines and fragrant, golden-roasted goose!  ​​The tradition goes back to the 18th century, during the reign of Emperor Joseph II, when vineyard owners would visit their...

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