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Gilles Magnus wins the 24 Hours of Zolder

The 17 year-old LePlan GT junior driver Gilles Magnus claims victory in the Eleven Sports 24 Hours of Zolder and becomes the youngest winner ever in this Belgian Limburg classic event. Victory in the Scuderia Monza by DVB RACING Norma M20FC with Jeffrey Van Hooydonk, Christoff Corten and the Hans and … Read More

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(EN) LePlan GT … Gin-Tonic

LePlan-Vermeersch Premium Belgica Gin   History: Gin is an alcoholic drink that is made by the distillation of a fermented grain batter. By adding juniper berries it receives its specific taste. The flavour of ordinary gin is very dry, therefore it is often mixed with tonic; the famous GT (Gin-Tonic) … Read More


LePlan Bubbles Magnum

LePlan-Vermeersch Belgica Bubbles Magnum   Is this Brut? Yes, it certainly is, Belgica Bubbles is the Belgium equivalent of Champagne. Julius Caesar came, saw, and planted his grape trunks in Gallia Belgica, the former Roman province with its Champagne capital; the city of Reims. That asks for a remake. This … Read More


LePlan Rose Magnum

LePlan-Vermeersch Fred & Oxie Magnum 2016   The perfect summer wine, best enjoyed by the pool with its pale pink color. It’s made exclusively of Grenache grapes, with the direct press technique. This wine smells like crushed strawberries and vanilla with a crisp and fresh taste. Pair it up with … Read More

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LePlan GT-X Big Bottles

LePlan-Vermeersch GT-X Magnum, Jeroboam & Mathusalem 2015   Impressive wine you are not easily going to forget… It’s made from the best barrels of the LePlan-Vermeersch winery, a blend of Carignan, Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre and Viognier grape varieties … This GT-X wine has a magnificent and deep ruby color with bright … Read More


LePlan GT-G Magnum

LePlan-Vermeersch GT-G Ever Meulen Magnum 2014   This Grenache has a beautiful garnet colour, deep and rich, with pretty violet tints. The bouquet is complex and intense with a hint of plum, fig, blackcurrant and raspberry, blended with subtle hints of vanilla and grilled almond. This is a smooth wine, … Read More


LePlan Suze Magnum

LePlan-Vermeersch Suze-La-Rousse Magnum 2016   This one is quite special as it is the 1st edition! In 2016 the wine growers of Bollène, Bouchet, Tulette and Suze-la-Rousse were granted the right to use the appellation Côtes du Rhône Villages Suze-la-Rousse AOP on their lands classified in Côtes du Rhône Village … Read More

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Better make it Big Bottles …

Why investing in a bigger bottle is the thinking man’s way to drink wine this holiday season… The image of wannabe hip-hop moguls drinking over-sized bottles of Crystal in club corners has done nothing for the reputation of the magnum. But when it comes to wine, bigger often means better. There is something … Read More

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News from the LePlan winery

Summer is here and it’s a hot one… Hi LePlan Lovers, it’s been a while sinds I’ve written something on the blog, and i’m truly sorry. We have been extremely busy these past few months. In the vineyards we have been really lucky for the moment as we have not … Read More


And the best sommelier in Europe and Africa is…

A tense final in Austria has seen one sommelier rise above rivals to be named the best in Europe and Africa. Raimonds Tomsons, of Riga in Latvia, has been named the best sommelier in Europe and Africa after he beat rivals at the grand final held by the International Sommelier … Read More


Orange wines: it’s time to get in tou

It’s the new colour on the wine spectrum – white wine made as if it were a red. Simon Woolf debunks the myths behind this centuries-old style of vinification…  image: Orange wines are the most characterful, thrilling and food-friendly styles on our shelves today, with their deep hues, intense … Read More


Vignes, où sont les femmes ?

En ce mercredi 8 mars, Journée internationale de lutte pour les Droits des Femmes, le domaine départemental de Pierresvives à Montpellier se penche sur le rôle joué par les femmes dans l’histoire et le développement de la viticulture dans l’Hérault, en particulier, et en France en général. En trois conférences … Read More


Red wine fights ageing…

… but only if you drink 2,500 bottles a day Drinking red wine to help prevent ageing would only be useful if someone drank more than 2,500 bottles per day, UK health officials have warned following several reports on a new research study. A US study on mice found that … Read More


Why is organic wine so hard to make?

In these naturally-focused times, the idea of organic wine is sexy, and it’s no mystery why. Just the word “biodiversity” has a nice ring to it. But it’s not just a word. Practicing biodiversity in the vineyard means using nature’s own cycles and rhythms to promote growth. It means choosing … Read More