Culture of wine

Chateau Cardboard on a clothesline, gooning and a short story of Australian wine

Chateau Cardboard on a clothesline, gooning and a short story of Australian wine

Goon-of-Fortune Did you ever hear of a goon bag or goon sack? I didn’t until recently an Australian guy told me about a drinking game called Goon-A-Fortune, when I actually asked him a question about the domestic market for Australian wine. Pardon my ignorance, but […]

Bacchus in the low countries, a trip down history lane

When Bacchus, the Roman god of vines and wine, reached the Netherlands is not clear, but fact is that the Romans planted vines where ever they could and successfully did so in the Low Countries. Romans were very fond of their wine and the Roman […]

Wine and the art of music, don’t spill any, just suck it in and enjoy

Do people with blogs write about wine and music, not a lot I found out.  Strange enough, because wine and music are such a good combo.  What can be better than drinking a fine wine and listening to the right music, whatever that is for […]

The story of a young woman, and old vineyard and a new wine – Mas des Dames

‘From the valley a narrow road leads up the mountain’.  Het Domein  / The Domain starts with a description of  the road leading to Mas des Dames,  an 18th century Mas  (farm house villa) and wine estate surrounded by 14 hectares of vines in Murviel les Beziers. Lidewij van Wilgen winemaker / vingeronne of Mas […]