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Saturday, April 16, 2011

It's spring again, fruiting spurs are forming on my grape vine sitting on my balcony!

The vine that I bought in november 10 made it through the harsh Belgium winter!
That's already a positive news, as I was not sure he could survive as we had about 3 months of snow outhere.
But, finally, he is alive and showing some nice fruiting spurs that should give birth to grapes hopefully, I can't wait. I feel like a wine grower!
I only know that this vine is delivering white grapes as when I bought it there was still some grapes hanging. But the sales guy could only tell me that it was a vine from Italy. So, I checked on the web and found out that there are about 17 white vinesvarieties in Italy! so which one could it be, that's the question.
If anyone could tell me which Italian white vine variety it is, I would appreciate a lot!
By the way, for crazy people like me growing grape vine here is a website giving advices to make this miracle:

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Hungarian Wines

I recently had the chance to discuss with one of my colleague from Hungary.
As you can imagine we quickly talked about wine as Hungary is a wine growing area (for those of you that did not know it ;). In fact, you can find wine makers almost all accross the country!
There are 6 main wine making regions, the most famous one being, the Tokaj region where the Tokaje wine is being produced. The tokaje is a wellknown sweet wine (moelleux in french).
I certainly asked him some advices when it comes to chosing tasty wines but as hungarn is nothing close to french or english  and I did not take any notes I could not remenber the names he gave me and therefore would prefer not to give any wrong or milsleading information. So, just give me some times to gather the list from him and post it on this blogs so that we could all experience hungarian wines shortly!.
By then, some information :
For those of you that speak hungarn :
For the rest of us :

Monday, April 4, 2011

30+ wines tasted & enjoyed!

Dear readers and fellow wines lovers,
Since I started to write this blog, I have listed more than 30 wines that I tasted and enjoyed.
As you'll see, no matter where the wine is coming from, the most important is the drinking experience.
In the below lists, you'll find wines from usual suspects wine making areas like France and Italy.
But, you'll also find some wines from less known areas like Georgia or Switzerland.
Thing is that I mainly have opportunities to taste french wines but, as long I enjoy a wine from wherever it may comes from, I'll list it. So, no discreminations!
From my point of view, wine is more a question of people rather than an origin.
Feel free to share your comments if you had opportunities to taste wines I listed or if you would like to let me know about wines I should taste.
Enjoy your next wine tasting!