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For centuries wooden barrels, or barriques, have been used for storing and shipping wine. In Europe, oak was an abundant and a non-porous raw materials for making barriques. With the rise of steel containers for storing wine in recent decades, the role of barriques has been largely reduced to modifying the flavor of the wine. Ageing wine in barriques makes it rounder and more integrated as well as broadening the flavour by adding a tone of vanilla, coconut, toast or smoke. We still cling on to using oak for all those barriques – but why is that so? Are there any alternatives we are missing out on? We visited Küferei Schuler to find out more. [Click for more ...]

 


Pinot Noir clones, Schloss Salenegg, Bernhard Wyler, Mayenfelder

Pinot is not just Pinot. It turns out that there are many different types, or clones, of Pinot Noir. They have been created through the years by continually selecting the best vines and taking from them seedlings to produce identical vines. Each clone has its strengths and weaknesses and here Bernhard Wyler tells us more about it. [Click here to see more ...]

 

 


Wine and cheese, Armando Pipitone, Caveau du Sommelier, wine and cheese combinations

The number of different classical cheese and wine pairings ist astounding. From the light and mineralic Chasselas together with a Fondue to a heavy Port wine with an aged Stilton, it seems like anything is possible. But how does one come up with such combinations? What are the underlying principles? [Click here to see more ...]

 

 


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