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2020-10-23
Written by:
Anna Kruszczyńska
International Champagne Day - 23/10/2020
This year, the International Champagne Day is on the 23rd of October. For those who love Champagne and for the beginners, please enjoy few facts and funny information about this wine. Champagne is both a region (in France) and a wine name and only sparkling wine produced in Champagne region can be called Champagne. First vine bushes were planted in today-called-Champagne region by Romans in 57BC. First wines made in this region were still (not bubbly) and red, hence often compared with Burgundy wines and the rivalry between the Champagne area and Burgundy lasted for around 130...
2020-06-10
Written by:
Anna Kruszczyńska
"I enjoy a new challenge" -  Maciej Łyko talks about how sommeliers prepare for their professional exams and why he decided to leave London and come back to Poland
The story of Maciej Łyko, one of the top Polish sommeliers and the winner of the 2019 Best Polish Sommelier competition, is a perfect example of how a lucky coincidence, hard work and persistence can totally change a professional career. While studying pedagogy in Poznan, Maciej felt like he wanted something more and began to look for some work. He came across a job offer at the Mielżyński Wine Spirit and Specialties wine bar and wine store in Poznan. The owner, Robert Mielżyński, took a chance on Maciej. Due to the fact that there was a lack of people with wine or sommelier experience on...
2020-05-28
Written by:
Anna Kruszczyńska
Wine industry (including events organizers) faces a "new reality" with several possible consequences
Two days ago I'd been listening to a very interesting discussion between few wine producers, a representative of the company making closers for wine bottles and a person representing an organisation promoting wine and wine regions of Argentina. The experts were discussing how the wine industry should approach and deal with the "new reality". We are facing an important change and although it has started years ago, all restrictions related to Covid-19 situation has speeded up the process of redefinition of certain values and consequently define new modus operandi. Many wine...
2020-05-27
Written by:
Anna Kruszczyńska
Drink Pink - Rosé wines worth tasting, part 1
DRINK PINK - rosé wines match perfectly the spring atmosphere. Check our today's selection: Rosé Native Grace made at Henners winery (East Sussex, UK) is a blend of  Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir. The notes  of rstrawberries, rasberries and wild cherry. Importer: Winemates.  Rosé Campuget from Campuget winery (Rhône Valley, France) is a blend of  Syrah and Vermentino; aromas of pink graphefruit, wild strawberries and citruses. Importer: DeliWina. Would you like to know a bit more...
2020-05-24
Written by:
Anna Kruszczyńska
White wines - weekly recommendations - part 1
Spring make us interested more in white and rosé wines, lighter, aromatic, but mineral - matching better with increasing temperature.   Our weekly recommendations: Encruzado  from the wine estate Quinta da Falorca, located in Dão in Portugal. Importerd to Poland by Winemates. Viognier from Domaine Calmel & Joseph, situated in Languedoc region in France. Imported to Poland by Wine rePublic. Chenin Blanc Secateurs made at the family winery A.A.Badenhorstm, located in Swartland in South Africa. Imported to Poland by...
2020-05-18
Written by:
Anna Kruszczyńska
I Vini del Piemonte - interview with Nicola Argamante
On the 1st of June 2020, several wine producers from Piedmont, representing the organization I Vini del Piemonte, will host the first online tasting dedicated to the Polish wine industry. Wine importers, restaurant managers and specialist store owners are invited to join this strictly professional and very limited event. Guests will have the opportunity to taste wines from smaller, artisan wineries and to join B2B online meetings with those producers. I had the pleasure of asking few questions to Nicola Argamante, the president of...

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