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Understanding the History & Profiles of Southwest France Wines

Aug 31, 2016  |   Contributor: Steve Mirsky

Southwest France is defined by a wide range of geographical distinctions yielding diverse landscapes, each with their own unique microclimates producing a total of 300 grape varieties, 120 of which are native to the area. Wine trade throughout much of Europe was established when Santiago de Compostela was consecrated as a holy town in 1189 by Pope Alexander III. Waves of pilgrims made a ritualistic passage between Northern Europe and Spain, taking them right through southwest France.... Read More

The Winning Wines of the 2015 En Primeur Campaign

Aug 8, 2016  |   Contributor: Alexander Westgarth

Now that all the excitement and anticipation of the 2015 En Primeur campaign has diminished, merchants, collectors and even consumers have had the chance to more clearly reflect on what is truly a vintage of mixed reviews. While many hoped that this would be the year to correct previous market detriments—particularly in the form of unreasonable price points—the rollout of 2015 offerings did little to genuinely change the market landscape.... Read More

Farm-To-Bottle: The Importance of Going Organic With Your Spirits

Aug 4, 2016  |   Contributor: Iván Saldana

In the last 100 years, the food and drink industries have experienced an immense transformation. As companies begin to take over and mass produce, naturally the demand for raw materials increases drastically, and the emphasis on quantity over quality tends wins out to meet demand. From bread to beer, we have found ways to make more, faster. ... Read More

An Evening at One Of The Most Prestigious Private Dining Clubs In The World

Aug 2, 2016  |   Contributor: Parm Parmar

Having planned a trip to the U.K., Jason Bangerter Executive Chef of Langdon Hall, provided me with an introduction to Mosimann’s in London. As most people in the know recognize, Mosimann’s is one of London’s premiere private clubs run by none other than Michelin-starred chef Anton Mosimann (OBE).... Read More

 
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