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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...
2020-05-15
Written by:
Anna Kruszczyńska
Babylonstoren - beauty and complexity of a wine farm
First impression when you reach Babylonstoren – is this a paradise on earth? Babylonstoren is one of the oldest Dutch Farms located between Franschhoek and Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands, South Africa. This place is so much more than a wine estate or a farm. It's a concept, a philosophy of healthy life style, a place to spend few hours or even days, depend if you just come there for a lunch, shopping, wine tasting or to stay at their luxury hotel. They also offer a SPA treatment, where you can relax taking in the whole beauty of this place. During weekends and holiday season it’s...
2020-04-23
Written by:
Anna Kruszczyńska
Taste Italy - off the beaten track
Two years ago I've met at the WineExpo a group of Italian sales representatives who decided to create a project called Vini da Terre Estreme. The idea is to promote and sell wines from wineries located in different wine regions: in Italy, Spain, Croatia and other countries. The common factor is that the vineyards are located on difficult high slopes where the harvest has to be made by hand and in extreme conditions. The project concentrate on wine, but equally on people – they want to pay respect to those who decided to pursue their plan and passion, sometimes to follow a...
2019-07-18
Written by:
Małgorzata Machajska
Walking through vineyards of Aÿ (Champagne region, France)
A walk in the vineyards of Aÿ last weekend. The Larmat’s map of the vineyards of la Vallée de la Marne in my hand, the green ‘sea’ of vines stretching to the horizon, the sun peeking out from behind the clouds... I was walking past famous parcels. Clos Saint-Jacques and Chaudes Terres, with their vines planted in the 19th c. that survived unscathed the phylloxera crisis and that produce grapes for Bollinger’s ‘Vielles Vignes Francaises’. Somewhere there is also La Côte aux Enfants producing Bollinger’s amazing red wine. Then there is La Côte Glacière and just above it Meurtet, both...
2019-01-20
Written by:
Anna Kruszczyńska
Tokara - visit amazing winery in Stellenbosch Mountians, SA
Tokara – one of the most beautiful wine estates I visited while travelling through wine regions and subregions in South Africa. It’s a complex and very tourist-friendly wine estate divided in two independent parts, located in Stellenbosch Mountains. The first building you see when getting there is where the winery itself is located. The building is modern, has two floors: on the ground floor, which is dedicated to visitors, you find a tasting venue with a wine store and a restaurant. When entering the building, you can see steel vats and part of the winery which is on the...

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