Wine tastes the same on fruit and root days

Time to leave the biodynamic calendar behind? Wine tastes the same on fruit and root days There’s been a lot of talk about the biodynamic calendar in the wine trade. At wine tastings, it’s not unusual for tasters to start muttering that the wines aren’t showing very well. Then someone … Read More

Paris, France - April 26, 2013: Tourists walk past a cafeteria and souvenir store. Paris is the most visited city in the world.

Raw Wine, the New Natural Wine ?

France Tries to Define Natural Wine Officials want to regulate the category as it competes with organic and biodynamic, but not even winemakers can agree on a definition Natural wine bars and shops have become a phenomenon in Paris streets over the past five years. Stroll the streets of Paris, … Read More


You’re Probably Drinking Bubbles Wrong

All the Ways You’re Probably Drinking Bubbles Wrong (and How to Fix It) T&C talked to master sommeliers and top restaurant wine directors to get the scoop on how to enjoy bubbles to its full potential. Popping the cork of a champagne bottle is one of the best ways to … Read More


The health benefits of gin

7 reasons gin is good for you When Julia Child, who lived to the age of 91, was asked about the secret to her longevity, she replied: ‘Red meat and gin.’ And while we can’t responsibly advocate chasing your steak and chips with a glass or seven every night, there … Read More


How to count the calories in wine

Wine can cause weight gain because it is a concentrated source of calories, says Beverley Blanning MW, who explains some of the options for wine lovers to consider. Do you care how many calories are in your glass of wine? Let us know in the comment section below. Ask Decanter: … Read More

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LePlan-Vermeersch on Google Store Locator

If you’re looking for : Tasting LePlan wine by the glass in a bar, or drinking LePlan wine in a nice restaurant …    Finding yourself a catering company and throw a party with LePlan wine …     Buying some LePlan wine for a friend, or buying some LePlan … Read More


What is Orange wine …

Orange wine? Yes, orange wine. Just like the family of tastes (sweetness, sourness, saltiness and bitterness) has gained a new member – umami, orange wine became the fourth of the traditional wine colors – white, red and rosé. The term “orange wine” is more or less new. It was formed by … Read More


Which Rose are you?

Which Rose wine do you prefer? Summer is here and makes us thirsty… We have 3 rose wines in our store: The Classic LePlan Grenache 0.75 L is what we call a Fruity rose, it has fresh notes of cherry and crushed strawberry. And in the mouth you experience a crisp beginning … Read More


Why I don’t want to be a winemaker…

Jefford on Monday: Why I’m not a wine-grower. At a time of year when many people nourish wine-making dreams, Andrew Jefford provides a reality check. Why I don’t want to be a winemaker… When those I meet on my travels find out that I live in the Languedoc, they often ask … Read More


New by LePlan-Vermeersch: Belgica bubbles

‘Veni, vidi, vini: LePlan-Vermeersch surprises with Belgian bubbles’ Belgica Bubbles 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 … Read More


BREAKING … GOLD Medals for All Red LePlan GT wines

We are proud to announce that All our red LePlan GT wines in the Vin de France denomination have been awarded with a Gold Medal in the famous Concours Mondial Brussels. All from 2014 vintage. In total 8750 wines have been tasted by the international jury…


Interview Naomi Schiff

Naomi Schiff (born in Belgium, raised in South Africa and currently living in Germany) is young (21), gorgeous and fast. She gets to race the KTM X-Bow GT4, is the happiest at circuit Spa Francorchamps, looks up to idol Lewis Hamilton, isn’t intimidated by men and hardly cracks under pressure. Where and … Read More


Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Sommelier

You don’t actually need to be drinking all that much. 1. Being a sommelier has to do with way more than memorizing facts about wine.First and foremost, you have to be a great server. You can’t just study wines and be a sommelier. You have to be comfortable on the restaurant floor. … Read More


Decoding French Wine Labels and Terms

Learn useful information about French wine (by looking at the label) to find out what the wine is made of and what quality level it is. One of the more confusing wine regions to delve into is France because it’s so hard to know what you’re buying based on the … Read More