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Wine Aromas Part. 11

Pineapple

As you’re probably aware pineapple is a tropical fruit, with sweet and juicy pungent flesh. It’s this sweet pungency that’s reflected in some wine aromas, though no actual pineapple is present. There is such a thing as wine made from pineapples instead of grapes, but we won’t get into that here.

As a tasting note, pineapple is aligned with other sweet-smelling exotic fruits like mel

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Wine Aromas Part. 10

Steely

Steely is a term commonly used to promote fashionable dry white wines, but what does it mean in the mouth? It describes a metallic flavour and a firm mouthfeel. Generally these wines are low in alcohol, high in acidity, with distinguished minerality. In this way it’s aligned with notes like flint and graphite.
Examples include cool climate wines,
like Rieslings from Germany, Alsace, Aus

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2017 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles

More than 9,000 wines from 50 producer countries tasted by 320 tasters participated this year at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles (CMB), 24th edition was held in Valladolid in Spain.

Around fifty wine-producing countries participated this year at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles (CMB), one of the few itinerant competitions in the world (with the Mondial du Grenache).
"Every year, the competit

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Wine Aromas Part. 9

Jammy

The term jammy is usually applied to red wines low in acidity but high in alcohol, such as Californian Zinfandel or Australian Shiraz. It describes ripened or cooked fruit, in which the pungency and sweetness is intensified compared to fresh fruit flavours.

Jammy is associated with red fruits like strawberries and raspberries, as well as darker fruits such as blackcurrants and blackberr

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Music Tasting

Epicurio is proud to partner up with Libitum studio Singapore for this Music Tasting event!

The First Edition of this event, come and enjoy a pleasant Thursday evening with us. Discover four wines paired with sublime classical music masterfully performed by the @Libitum quartet, from 7pm - 10pm on the 8th of June.

$50,45 per ticket which contains entrance and 4 tasting glasses of wine.

RSV

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Best of Wine Tourism Awards 2017

Over two hundred delegates from the Great Wine Capitals Global Network, the Port wine trade, as well as local and regional officials gathered at Porto’s São Bento da Vitória monastery for the gala dinner and international ‘Best Of Wine Tourism’ awards ceremony.

The event marked the close of the network’s annual meeting. The awards have gone from strength to strength since their inception.

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Wine Aromas Part. 8

Green Pepper

In cooking, some people avoid these peppers in favour of their sweeter red and yellow counterparts. But in wine, the sharply savoury aroma of a freshly-sliced green bell pepper makes it a useful tasting reference.

Sommelier Laura Ortiz explains the science: ‘When we smell green pepper in Cabernet Sauvignon, we are recognising the pyrazine, 3-isobutyl-2-methoxy piracina. A name we

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Wines of Provence Make a Splash

More than an icon, the global leader for premium rosé, has become a lifestyle !

2016 was a record year for Wines of Provence and it is not about to end.
Provence remains the matchless leader for premium rosé wine both in France and abroad, especially in America where the trend is in full swing.
The increase, by almost 47%, of Provence rosé exports in volume to the U.S. between 2015 and 2016

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Wine Aromas Part. 7

Liquorice

As a wine descriptor, liquorice refers to the sweet, yet slightly bitter and medicinal flavours and aromas associated with the chewy black confection made from the Glycyrrhiza glabra plant root extract.

Although this is not actually present in the wines themselves, its likeness is often perceived in red wines, such as Syrah blends from Rhône, and is usually integrated with black fru

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Macron the French President who loves wine

Emmanuel Macron is the new French President since May 7th.
He is the founder of “En Marche!” movement, the former Minister for Economic.
Opinions on Emmanuel Macron’s politics aside, one thing we can all agree on is the man has his priorities straight when it comes to wine.
After electing a series of presidents who failed to comprehend the wonder that is France’s national beverage, the countr

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