Category Archives: Wine Gazette

Bordeaux right bank, rare & expensive

Bonjour, Mesdames et Messieurs. You might have gained insights of Bordelais wine. Today we are going to discuss Bordeaux right bank in depth. The right bank refers to wine regions at the east side of Gironde Estuary and areas located rightward along with Dordogne River including Côtes de Bordeaux (Blaye, Cadillac, Castillon and Francs), Côtes de Bourg, […]

Decoding of the uniqueness of traditional method sparkling wine

Bonjour, Mesdames et Messieurs. We will reveal uniquely yeasty, texturally creamy characteristics derived from lees contact during post second fermentation in-depth. Since obtained insights from previous articles about effervescence, we have understood the distinctive, yeasty characters only in the presence of traditional method sparkling wine, which is differentiated from other sparkling wine-making methods like Charmat, […]

Languedoc, beyond quantity

Bonjour, Mesdames et Messieurs. We are going to present Languedoc, where is located in Southern France along the Mediterranean Sea, is the origin of IGP Pays d’Oc which accounts for 67% of total IGP production in France and represent the largest French wine export. Although a large number of affordable, easy-drinking wines with fair quality […]

Mediterranean, the blessed climate

G’day, ladies and gentlemen. We are going to discuss a particular type of climate, the Mediterranean climate from the blog of “Terroir & vintage”. We are already familiar with “Terroir”, aren’t we? Such kind of climate is infrequent, representing at only 2% of overall identified climate types on the earth, although it is perhaps prevalent […]

Wine storage

G’day, ladies and gentlemen. We are going to discuss about wine storage which is a casual yet important topic. ideal wine storage can assist in bottle ageing which encourages slow wine maturation without possible spoilage, taint and oxidisation. In other words, you will not happy to see your wine which is early matured and spoiled […]

The Sweetness level of Champagne

Bonjour, Mesdames et Messieurs. We have already gained insights of Champagne’s production, haven’t we? Let’s move on the next chapter, the sweetness level of Champagne. To discuss the topic, let’s take a quick review of the stage of Dosage, or “liqueur d’expédition”. The stage determines the final sweetness level by a dosage liqueur which the more […]

Terroir & vintage

Bonjour, Mesdames et Messieurs. Let’s move on to a new chapter of the most mysterious and intricate wine topics: terroir and vintage.     Introduction of “Terroir” Terroir is a French term which is derived from “Terra” in Latin that means land, and there is no English equivalent for the word. Robinson and Harding (2015) […]

The grape varieties of the Bordeaux wine

The region of Bordeaux in France is a leading destination for lovers of the fine red and white wine markets and is a gold standard for the world’s winemakers. The city, with its well-known estates and beautiful and plentiful chateaux, is on the left bank of the Atlantic Ocean side of the Garonne and Gironde […]