May 13 Wine Reading

My regular 'Wine Reading Hour' 

DBR Lafite wins lawsuit against copycat in China (

"DBR Lafite, owner of Bordeaux first growth Château Lafite Rothschild, has successfully defended its legally trademarked ‘Lafite’ and its Chinese name ‘拉菲’ against two companies, Guangdong Shantou Fajiala Trade Co, Ltd and a Beijing-based firm Laofanke Trade Co., Ltd"

Spain: a culinary paradise filled with Michelin stars (

"When we talk about Michelin stars we refer to the most important awards of international cuisine that recognizes the best restaurants in the world – divided by regions – since 1920. Currently, in the world, there are 2,000 restaurants that have at least one Michelin star. Spain, however, happens to have 253 Michelin stars."

Manzone: the great wines of Langhe, from Rossese Bianco to Monforte d'Alba Barolo (

"Established in 1925, Manzone winery is one of the main expressions of Monforte d'Alba's Barolo and Langhe wines. An event featuring great wines unfolding to our senses the elegance of Rossese Bianco, Dolcetto and Barbera d'Alba, up to the powerful personality of the prestigious Barolo crus Castelletto and Gramolere."

¿Cómo se cata un vino? How to professionaly taste the wine? (

A series of great videos at 'The best wines from Rioja' website. Cool, detailed and very professional approach. In Spanish )"


"No Italian wine can boast a history that dates back centuries like Vernaccia di San Gimignano. 
At the end of the Thirteenth century, it appeared throughout Europe on the tables of kings, popes and wealthy merchants."

How to Make Your Own Wine Aroma Study Kit (

"When it comes to evaluating wine, your sense of smell is most important. Our ability to detect aromas is much more acute than our sense of taste, and wines contain thousands of scents and only a handful of tastes. More than 800 different aroma compounds have been identified in wines, making it perhaps the most aromatically complex food or beverage we encounter."

Find here and in Winester Gourmet Library information about great wines as well as hacks  about how to best pair the wines and food, useful tips and gastronomy combination cards and more.

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