Archive for April, 2012


Rosé Tinted Glasses


Eric Kurver’s dream was quite simple – to make the best rosé wine in the world.

Although he jokes about how he thought making wine would be an easy life after a career in advertising, the Dutchman had planned to start small when he bought Domaine de la Grande Séouve, in Provence.

But then he realised his dream would remain just that, unless he thought bigger. That meant hiring good people to manage the vineyard and the cellar, and not just having a go himself. It meant analysing what he liked and didn’t like in 30 different bottles of rosé, and having his winemaker try to meet that brief through making different wines and blending them. (more…)

Malbec And Me – The Return


A short while back, I said I was a bit “meh” about Argentinian Malbec.

I wouldn’t kick it out of my house – but I wouldn’t have it as my desert island wine either. Powerful and intense, it would bore me to tears after a few days.

However, a little chink in my armour might have appeared, thanks to a lunch organised by CyT UK – Concha Y Toro’s UK arm – to promote Malbecs from its Argentinian brand Trivento. (more…)