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The Most Impressive Wineries in the World

12 OF THE MOST IMPRESSIVE WINERIES IN THE WORLD What used to be a visit to a farmer’s simple vineyard followed by the tasting of their wine out in the field – have no fear, this still exists in many places – have become high-end affairs in many locales, with … Read More

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Guide to Carignan: The Food Wine

Carignan (“care-in-yen”) wines have long been known for value, however as the world’s vineyards age it has finally become known for quality. Its fruit-forward red fruit and baking spice flavors, along with subtle notes of umami, make it the perfect food wine. The Guide to Carignan Wine Read more about … Read More

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Zut alors! English fizz trumps champagne in blind wine tasting

Two English sparkling wines, made from grapes grown in Hampshire and Sussex, have beaten some of champagne’s best-known names to win first and second place in a blind tasting. Hambledon Classic Cuvée and Nyetimber Classic Cuvée 2010 both scored more points than wines from Pol Roger, Veuve Clicquot and Taittinger … Read More

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The Way That France Makes Wine Is About to Change Forever ?

This summer was a scorcher in France, the second-hottest on record. For Bordeaux wine growers, those searing temperatures were the latest reminder that global warming is threatening to upend their world. In a vineyard on the outskirts of the world’s wine capital, Agnes Destrac, a researcher with France’s National Institute … Read More

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21 Weird And Wonderfull Wine Facts

Here are 21 of our favourite facts about wine – from the weird to the downright wonderful.   The French don’t drink the most wine per capita. First things first, who drinks the most wine per capita? Well the answer might surprise you, for it’s not France or Italy, but … Read More

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What’s the Difference between Syrah, Shiraz and Petite Sirah?

Syrah. Shiraz. Petite Sirah. These wines sound similar and in result, leave people confused what’s the difference between the three of them. Syrah and Shiraz are the exact same grape, much like Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris are also the same grape. So whether you’re drinking a wine that says … Read More

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  LePlan Delivery We have a new delivery team for local orders from our webshop Go to www.leplangt.com to visit our blog! Best regards, Ann GT Vermeersch  

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Tasting Syrah grapes in LePlan Vineyard

Our Syrah grapes are beautiful, but not ripe yet. We went for a maturity check in our vineyard today.  This consist in picking 200 berries per parcel. Left, Right, front, back, up and down the grape we pick the little berries. They will be analysed on sugar, acid, colour, tannins and … Read More

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So You Want To Be A Master Sommelier

    So you want to be a Master Sommelier … Story highlights Candidates for Master Sommelier are required to analyse, assess, explain and identify the origin of six wines to a panel of examiners. There is a set methodology called ‘the grid’ that candidates must follow and answer. Years … Read More

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Why Most Winemakers Choose These Bottles

Why Wine Bottles Come in Different Shapes Wine bottles come in all shapes and sizes, from tall and slender to short and stout. And while the bottle shape doesn’t make a difference in terms of impacting the wine’s flavor, the bottle chosen does often represent a good amount of history … Read More

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Is Eating With Your Hands OK ?

The Rules For Eating With Your Hands In India, Africa And The Middle East There’s an art to hand-to-mouth dining We often hear questions like: what did we ever do before the iPhone. It’s a fair question for sure. But, what did we ever do before cutlery? This summer, Oprah … Read More

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Whats the Difference Between Champagne, Cava, Sekt …

Wine Terms to Know: Méthode Champenoise / Méthode Traditionnelle Sparkling wine is the hardest working wine in the business. Your average bottle of bubbly is expected to be fun, elegant, luxurious, mysterious, playful, and food-friendly all at once. Pop the cork on your favorite bottle of fizzy wine and you’re … Read More

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6 Management Lessons That Everyone Should Know.

There’s numerous ways in which you can better manage your work and your life, but here are six basic lessons that will prove invaluable. Read More: 6 Management Lessons That Everyone Should Know. #2 Is Priceless.Heartwarming

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The Only Way to Hold a Wine Glass

IS THERE A CORRECT WAY TO HOLD A WINE GLASS? So, remember how everyone was giving Olivia Pope flack for holding her wine glass by the goblet? While we thought it was a bit silly to hold a fictional character to exacting somm standards, there is some truth behind the … Read More