Wine is a living thing

June 26, 2016By Georges MeekersGastronomy, Wine

Indeed, wine is a living thing. Since its discovery so many millennia ago, wine has fascinated many peoples and has been the subject of many changes. In fact, wine continues to change all the time.

Our Wine and Foreign Bottles

June 5, 2016By Georges MeekersGastronomy, Wine

To some of us it is second nature, to others it seems odd taking empty wine bottles back to the shop we get them from. Perhaps that is why at times lawmakers as well as private manufacturers care to incentivise people to be more conscientious about the way they dispose of used glass.

Wine to go with truck food

May 8, 2016By Georges MeekersGastronomy, Wine

The democratisation of wine? We’re not quite there yet – wine is still more difficult to buy, and consume than it needs to be. My nose gets rubbed in it each time I take out lunch from one of the trendy mobile food trucks that park along the Ta’ Xbiex seafront.

Around your palate – wine tannins

March 19, 2016By Georges MeekersGastronomy, Wine

Wine lovers are often heard sonneting about mouth-filling sensations. Some crude and harsh, aggressive even, others soft, as smooth as silk, velvety, furry or fleshy. These are all wine speak adjectives to describe the effect of tannins in red wine.