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THE LUXURY TRAVEL GUIDE AWARDS
The Luxury Travel Guide awards recognise and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the affluent. . .
Carmelo Rodero – “Grape, science, wine and art…”
On Friday, 5 May the Mosaic team was honoured to host a world-class tasting event, featuring an award-winning lineup from famed Spanish winery, Bodegas Carmelo Rodero.
Vin Jaune – France’s “Yellow Wine"
Vin Jaune originates from the Jura, located to the east of the Côte d’Or next to the Swiss border under Alsace, and is the smallest wine district in France.   This area is dominated by the forested Jura Mountains and provides a geographical measure of detachment that allowed certain traditional wine styles and grapes to persist in the region. The vineyards of. . .
Frost strikes again in Europe:
From about mid-April, Europe has experienced sub-zero overnight temperatures which have caused damage for the second consecutive year, especially in the regions of Champagne, the Loire Valley in France and the Piedmont region in Italy. Several other wine producing regions, including Bordeaux, Alsace, Belgium and the Rheinhessen in Germany have also been partly. . .
Rediscovering Châteauneuf-du-Pape with Domaine de Beaurenard
Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a village located in the Southern Rhône Valley, in France. The name refers to the chateau, completed in 1333, that was built just outside Avignon as a summertime residence for Pope John XXII, who, like his predecessor, Pope Clement V, spent his summer retreats in the castle, now known as Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The papacy discovered the. . .
Susan Reynard Reports
Chantel takes us on holiday with her Restaurant Mosaic at the Orient is a bucket list restaurant. . .
“Wine with altitude …”
For many years there have been discussions whether altitude has a significant influence on the quality of wine. What is a fact is that the higher you go, the lower the temperature, which means a lower alcohol and higher acidity – the recipe for a truly great wine! Vines are basically a weed, therefore it will adapt to challenging. . .
Szepsy Gourmet Wine Tasting Event – Friday, 3 February 2017
István Szepsy is one of Hungary´s most important winemakers (he was voted the Winemaker of the Year for 2001) and his wines rank amongst the best in the Tokaji region – after all, his family has been making wine in this region since the 16th century!
Moët & Chandon: A Heritage of Fabulous Celebrations!
“We don’t ask the year to adapt to our wishes. We respect each year and try to give the best of ourselves without preconceptions but with a clear vision. Each year deserves to be understood and accepted for what it is, we are giving ourselves more freedom in bringing out a particular grand aspect of a year. Our aim is not to be extreme, but to play on a. . .
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MARBLE RESTAURANT – CHEF DAVID HIGGS
What a great start to the week...  We visited Chef David Higgs at his newly opened restaurant Marble, before heading on a serious. . .
“Let your talents be like a City on a Hill”
André Bruyns worked a stint at Rijk’s in Tulbagh before becoming assistant winemaker to David and Nadia Sadie in the Swartland.  He now also makes his own wine under the “City on a Hill” label.
“Perfect wine for the perfect occasion” - M. Chapoutier Côte-Rôtie Les Bécasses 1999
Chapoutier is one of the leading wine growers and négociants in the Rhône Valley and the company has used a Bio organic approach since 1995. Mr Chapoutier created the famous egg tanks for fermentation, which is widely used in boutique wine estates throughout the South African Winelands. In a bold move they introduced Braille writing on all their wine labels in. . .
TRUFFLE HUNTING IN PIEDMONT
There are numerous advantages to visiting Italy in Autumn, but for me. . .
Modena's Aged Balsamic – the “black gold” of Italy
It costs far more than many wines. It fills the rooms of a museum. It even inspired one of Italy’s greatest designers, Giugiaro, to create a bottle from Murano glass. Traditional balsamic vinegar of Modena (Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale) is made according to the ancient rhythms of the procession of the seasons with an explosion of flavours from the smallest. . .
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