SOMM: Into The Bottle – Ten Wine Stories With Compelling Interviews

In my last article, I went through the documentary SOMM.   This post covers the follow-up movie about ten very compelling wine stories, SOMM: Into The Bottle.  You don’t have to have seen SOMM to watch Into The Bottle, but it is helpful. Somm: Into The Bottle – Ten Wine …

Wine Stories [Part 4]

STEALING IS BAD… STEALING WINE IS WORSE! Large wine presses, barrels and old bottling equipment demonstrate how much work was involved before wine could reach the palate. Making wine today is no picnic, and it sure wasn’t 500 years ago! Wine was considered a “divine” drink that only the most …

Wine Stories [Part 2]

A TOAST! During the middle ages, toasting was an act of trust. Poisoning being a frequent practice back then, toasting consisted in trading beverages within each other. It also used to be a two step process: one of the drinkers would clink his glass with another to express friendly feelings, after which the second drinker would …

Wine Stories [Part 1]

Wine is the original alcoholic beverage. It dates back 8,000 years! With so many intriguing and insightful stories, it would take years and hundreds of thousands of people to tell them all. Some of them will be mentioned in this humble space called “Wine Stories”. This is part 1 of an …