A taste journey (Bisi bele bhath)

A taste journey (Bisi bele bhath)

(Recipe below) I can come up with so many reasons and excuses for this blogging hiatus. Life happened, I guess. The main reason is smiling at me from the living room rug while I’m writing this: baby O. It’s true, babies gobble up all your time. I won’t suddenly turn…

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Our wine book is taking shape

Our wine book is taking shape

Making a book involves a whole lot of tiny steps, which suddenly seem to come together after a lot of time and effort. Mariëlla and I have been working on Wijn van eigen bodem for a year and a half now and it’s finally starting to take real shape. We…

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budbreak

New Beginnings 

Bud break. It is such a beautiful sight in a vineyard. Those fresh buds and tiny first leaves popping out, full of promise of a new vintage ahead. The vineyards are back in business, and so am I. It’s been a year of new beginnings, with a move from Rotterdam to Munich (by way of Frankfurt). We’ve…

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French Winetrip Rewind

French Winetrip Rewind

It feels like yesterday I boarded the bus for the #frenchwinetrip, but yet so distant. This is a sweet encapsulation of that wonderful journey (English/French/Dutch with Dutch subtitles). The film is by Lionel Daneau, with Christophe Wirtgen (camera) and Olivier Philippart (Sound).  

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Spicy Summer

Spicy Summer

As far as I know, there is no cookery book about one single street, certainly not one with such diverse food as West-Kruiskade in Rotterdam. The street with a 1000 flavors. But now there is: Spicy. Last Summer I worked on this book about the famous multicultural street. I was…

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DWCC: Wine’s Levelling Potential

DWCC: Wine’s Levelling Potential

I’m counting down the days until I can finally head to La Rioja, Spain. With last year’s impressions fresh in my mind, I know this year’s Digital Wine Communications Conference (DWCC, the former EWBC) is going to be just as great. Three days of seminars, tastings and keynote sessions revolving…

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