Archive for September, 2011

Dom Perignon

What do you know about Dom Perignon?  Well, before my visit to Champagne, I knew he was the monk that perfected the production of Champagne and his name stands for the premium brand of the Champagne House Moet Chandon.

The tour at Moet started with a short video on the history of the Champagne House, then it’s the visit to the biggest cellar in the world  – 28km in total! It was dark and wet with many endless tunnels leading to who knows where. (more…)

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Have you ever wondered what does “mineral” mean in wine tasting?  It seems to be such a buzzword these days for many sommeliers, as Roy Moorfield suggested.

Roy flew in from Australia and brought along wines from the Southern Hemisphere for a private dinner, and the theme – “mineral”!

A veteran in the wine trade, Roy is in his sixties and proudly told us he has been in the wine business for more than 40 years.  And so we followed him on the path of understanding wines full of minerality. (more…)

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