What Makes Them Get Up At 5 in The Morning?

What Makes Them Get Up At 5 in The Morning?

There have been many instances when I found myself in a vineyard thinking: Wouldn’t it be the coolest thing in the world to be a winemaker? What’s stopping me? Well, a whole lot of things, really. As much as I envy people who are actually crazy enough to follow this dream, the job of a…

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Making Port (Infographic)

Making Port (Infographic)

The Douro, the place of origin of the famous Portuguese port wine, is one of the most interesting and beautiful wine region I’ve ever been to, and keep being drawn back to. I still don’t understand why it’s not trampled with tourists, but obviously I’m glad it’s not. A while…

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Having cake…

Having cake…

Last month, I took on a new role as social media editor for an exciting online publication, Amex Essentials. Freelancing was fun and rewarding as long as it lasted, but in Munich, where we still don’t know a ton of people, it also felt quite limiting. Taking on a fulltime…

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Staying warm

Staying warm

There’s nothing like a hot beverage to warm up on a crisp winter day. In my current hometown, Munich, they do an excellent job at serving piping hot glühwein, mostly at the city’s many Christmas markets. When I wrapped my fingers around a giant mug last weekend, freezing, I reminisced…

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Wijn van eigen bodem out now!

Wijn van eigen bodem out now!

Finally we held our book in our hands: Wijn van eigen bodem is now available! Through the website of SimplifyLife or at regular bookstores. Yesterday we had a festive book presentation in the Wine Museum in Arnhem, where we handed the first copy to Jan Oude Voshaar, a pioneer Dutch…

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Remembering Jenny & Popo

That passion for food, those kitchen skills and hospitality. But above all, those smiles… Jenny & Popo are dearly missed by many people, myself included. I won’t write much here, for I’d like to remember them through food instead of words. So tonight, I made this wonderful dish, which they taught…

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