South Korea

Franck Moreau, Australia, 2012 Best Sommelier of Asia-Oceania His name was announced on May 9th in Deajeon, South Korea, the city hosting the 2ndContest of the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale organized for this part of the world after a very tough series...

Makgeolli

Makgeolli’s Rice Beer Renaissance Years ago, when Korea was primarily an agrarian society, farmers would break their toil with a bowl of the cloudy rice beer makgeolli (막걸리). This historic association is why the beverage is also known as nongju, with “nong” meaning...

Does All Wine Taste The Same

June 13, 2012 DOES ALL WINE TASTE THE SAME? Posted by Jonah Lehrer On May 24, 1976, the British wine merchant Steven Spurrier organized a blind tasting of French and Californian wines. Spurrier was a Francophile and, like most wine experts, didn’t expect the New World...