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Interesting and creative wine labels

posted on the October 2, 2012 9:23 am by Wine and Only

The offer regarding wine is so huge these days that wine estates vie to outdo each other in finding a way to make their product shine. The design of a wine label can make or break the success of a new wine introduced to the market. Even beyond the quality of the wine itself, the [...]

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A Year in Burgundy – The Film

posted on the September 17, 2012 7:50 am by Wine and Only

Here is a film you have to see, whether you’re fan of Burgundy, Burgundy wines, or just wines! It may not come to a NuMetro or a Sterkinekor near you…but it will soon be released on DVD, we will keep you posted. So what is it about? The name of the film says it all: [...]

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New Saint-Emilion official classification

posted on the September 7, 2012 9:25 am by Wine and Only

Here is finally the official new classification for Saint-Emilion. (Last one was made in 2006.) Of course, with every classification comes controversy… But to be honest the 4 First Growth rated A do deserve their ranking, in our opinion, even if some people may argue that AngĂ©lus, despite its intrinsec quality is not the perfect [...]

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Screwcap vs Natural Cork: The contest

posted on the September 7, 2012 8:32 am by Wine and Only

Cork or aluminum screwcap? Each method has its advantages…and drawbacks. Cork has more than 2,000 years of history, it’s a natural product that makes a wonderful sound when released from the bottle, and its effectiveness in protecting a wine for decades has long been proved. But it comes with 2 major problems: A molecule (called [...]

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A superb new wine storing system!

posted on the August 23, 2012 12:22 pm by Wine and Only

Tired of your boring, traditional, and downright tacky wine racks, then have a look at STACT’s new system! Simplicity, usability, and style are definitely the keywords here!     Crafted from aircraft-grade anodized aluminum and premium wood veneers, this will transform your wine collection into a showpiece! And yes, it’s highly modular an versatile, with [...]

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The most expensive wines!

posted on the August 22, 2012 8:45 am by Wine and Only

Wine Searcher, a magazine and popular wine search engine, has just published the list of the 50 most expensive wines in the world. This list is based on the average tax-free price of 750mL bottles, without any distinction between vintages. Wine auctions were not taken into account, and sale prices judged excessive or too low were [...]

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Screwcaps on sparkling wines?

posted on the August 21, 2012 7:27 am by Wine and Only

Natural cork, synthetic cork, screwcap? While the debate is raging between winemakers around the globe, it used to concern only tranquille (still) wines. But is it possible to use screwcaps for sparkling wines? The answer is yes!     It took 5 years of research and development and the collaboration between 2 Australian wine giants [...]

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A new way to preserve your opened bottle of wine!

posted on the August 17, 2012 7:16 am by Wine and Only

We’ve all encoutered the same problem: Enjoying a great glass of wine after a long day of work, but not decided to finish the whole bottle on the same day… Drinking newly opened wine: Fun. Drinking three-day-old wine: Less fun.   Myriad tricks to preserve opened bottles of wine exist, ranging from vacuum pumps to [...]

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What time is it? It’s about one bottle and a half!

posted on the March 26, 2012 9:24 am by Wine and Only

A breathalyser constantly at your wrist.   A Japanese design studio (Kisai) has come up with a great watch concept, that not only gives you the time (obviously!) but also your level of alcohol!   You just need to blow in a little hole located on the side of the watch, and the screen will [...]

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Ever wanted to know all the cultivars?

posted on the March 15, 2012 10:59 am by Wine and Only

Richard Hemming, who’s working on its application to become a Master of Wine (only 299 in the world as we speak…) has come up with a great way to remember all the cultivars needed for the exam… Watch the video below!     This is brilliant! May the force be with you, young Padawine! And [...]