Tag: history

One of the oldest wine cellars in Marlborough, at Auntsfield, New Zealand

New Zealand celebrating 200 years as a wine nation

Congratulations! On September 25, 2019 it is 200 years since the first vine was planted in New Zealand. An anniversary well worthy of a celebration, don’t you think? It was the Reverend Samuel Marsden, Chaplain

Tokaj bottles waiting to mature. 1999, 5 puttonyos Aszu

Nine network, wines on a niner

Leaving a troubled 2018 behind for a better 2019? Anniversary wines to go with it. Leaving behind a troubled 2018, both in vinous terms, with difficult weather, and for the world as a whole, it

Buon Natale – Italian Christmas

For many people the celebration of Christmas is very much linked to their childhood and the traditions of their native country. But when people move to another country and get married with someone from this

BKWine Brief reaches 100 but continues to grow

The BKWine Brief story from the start to today In December 2011 we publish the 100th issue of our newsletter, the BKWine Brief. Here is a look back on how it started and some thoughts

400 Bordeaux chateaux sold at auction

On December 18 a bit over 400 Bordeaux chateau were sold at auction in Paris. It wasn’t the actual wine estates that were sold of course, but depictions of them. In 1850 the first edition

L’histoire du Crémant d’Alsace ou la genèse des bulles

L’histoire du Crémant d’Alsace ou la genèse des bulles By: Nicole Laugel Publisher: Jérôme Do Bentzinger Editeur The story about the creation of the Crémant d’Alsace appellation is an entertaining success story. AOC Crémant d’Alsace

Wine Politics

Wine Politics By Tyler Colman Publisher: University of California Press Tyler Colman is perhaps better known under the name Dr Vino and is as such one of the most interesting wine bloggers in the US.

The World Atlas of Wine

The World Atlas of Wine Hugh Johnson, Jancis Robinson 6th edition Mitchell Beazley If you should have only one wine book then this is it. First published in 1971 and since long a classic (we

Mature wine from China – 2400 years old!

Archaeologists recently found a bronze vessel that contained a liquid believed to be ancient wine. The find was made in the Shaanxi province, according to China Daily, and dates from the Warring Dynasty, 475 BC

Tokaj bottles waiting to mature. 1999, 5 puttonyos Aszu

Nine network, wines on a niner

Leaving a troubled 2018 behind for a better 2019? Anniversary wines to go with it. Leaving behind a troubled 2018, both in vinous terms, with

Buon Natale – Italian Christmas

For many people the celebration of Christmas is very much linked to their childhood and the traditions of their native country. But when people move

Wine Politics

Wine Politics By Tyler Colman Publisher: University of California Press Tyler Colman is perhaps better known under the name Dr Vino and is as such

The World Atlas of Wine

The World Atlas of Wine Hugh Johnson, Jancis Robinson 6th edition Mitchell Beazley If you should have only one wine book then this is it.

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