Masterclasses

“Wine has to bring you pleasure”says Cape Town’s Clos d’Oranje J.Vincent Ridon

“Wine has to bring you pleasure”says Cape Town’s Clos d’Oranje J.Vincent Ridon

There is always something intriguing about a wine you don’t know yet, but whose reputation is a forebode of things to come. On a chilly December night I entered the door of Emperor Wine in Amsterdam to find our host for the evening was none […]

It all starts with taste, slow food needs slow wine; Carlo Petrini’s gourmet life in Slow Food Story

This week I read in a local newspaper a word I didn’t know: the happiness command. A new word that assumes that one can enforce happiness or can exercise direct authority over one’s happiness, but we are not very good at knowing what makes us […]

The golden nose of sommelier David Seijas (ex-El Bulli) visits Amsterdam

A few days ago I participated in the Master class of David Seijas at the GaultMillau Theater of the annual Wineprofessional fair in Amsterdam. David Seijas was (together with Ferran Centelles) the sommelier at Ferran Adria’s restaurant El-Bulli in Roses-Spain. And yes, of course there […]