It’s time to sum up 2010. As always I prefer staying positive but one can’t constantly smile – especially not after having popped yet a cork tainted bottle.
If you have followed me this year as well, or is a newcomer to Mise en bouteille, doesn’t matter. I’m happy to have you here during [...]
Christmas. Not only is it the highlight of the year amongst the kids, I am just as crazy about it. But when the little ones puts equal signs between Christmas and presents, I treasure the moments of family gatherings, a big bird in the oven, good wines and just a sense of, although perhaps [...]
Today I almost did it. Took that last step towards a complete wine geek.
Thankfully I was brutally chrushed by someome with a lot more money than me in the wallet (700 euros+). I was bidding on an auction lot with a set budget on 400 Euros. For a bottle of wine! A [...]
Want to place me a tricky question? Then ask what I prefer the most; the wine or meeting the people behind! Complex in that sense I’m a people’s guy, loving to meet those who made it happen, the one’s I admire. Still, it is wine that fascinates me but let’s face it; without all the [...]
First of all; would you consider spending 50 Euro’s on a Blaufränkisch? I know, blau what you think. Secondly; are you prepared to give it perhaps up to a decade in the cellar before starting to pop?
Blaufränkisch has all the potential to become a favorite amongst wine consumers. It has a racy structure with [...]
Soon Monday morning and a week filled with work ahead. But hey, I will survive. All I need to do is enter this blog’s URL, read this post, look at the pictures and swish, I’m thrown back into the glasses of the Henriques and Henriques 1898 Verdelho Solera and the 1894 Founder’s Reserve Solera [...]
Dão wines make me happy. They have the same effect on me as Pinot Noir but adding Touriga Nacional’s power to the elegance. Although Douro is hard not to name as the number one table wine region in Portugal, Dão is a serious contender offering us, the consumers, some [...]
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