Preserving opened wine bottles

Tasting wine with friends is so much fun! It is a great way to share opinions about wines, learn from each other and assure that you will end up with a long line of empty bottles. However, once in a while we also dine alone and even though a bottle would go well with the meal we might have second thoughts about opening it. Continue reading “Preserving opened wine bottles”

Weingut Keller | “Behind the scenes”

“Welcome to Keller!” – those were the warming words pronounced by Klaus Keller on a cold September morning. It was the beginning of the 2016 harvest and my first day as an apprentice at this family owned winery, located in the lovely and hard to pronounce German town of Flörsheim-Dalsheim. Continue reading “Weingut Keller | “Behind the scenes””

Château Climens

Château Climens is located in the village of Barsac, at the left bank of the Garonne river and north of the Ciron tributary.  It is part of the Sauternes-Barsac appellation,  classified as a Premier Cru in the 1855 Bordeaux classification. This winery is known for producing noble rot sweet wines from the Sémillon grape variety, grown using a biodynamic viticulture since 2010. EcoCert officially certified the Château as biodynamic in 2014. Continue reading “Château Climens”

Welcome!

I am Gaby, a Venezuelan and a certified Sommelier from the School of Tourism, Hospitality and Gastronomy CETT in Barcelona, currently living in Germany. Phew…what a confusing introduction this is.

If you are asking yourself by now: “From Venezuela? Is there any wine in Venezuela?” I will answer with the common phrase: “There is only one winery in Venezuela, but we produce excellent rum and we have the best cacao in the World!” It seems that you must come from a wine producing country if you are a wine professional. I actually find this very funny and sometimes I even ask myself: “Gaby, how did you end up here?” Continue reading “Welcome!”