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...

Croatian Tasting

Croatian Tasting – 6 June 2012 Maja Halilovich gave an excellent presentation of 9 Croatian wines to the Guild on 6 June (6 white and 3 red.) Croatia has 18,000 hectares of planted vineyards and the main wine regions are Coastal, Eastern Continental and Western...