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Seven tips for designers of wine growers websites

April 03, 2014 By: AOM Category: website, Wine

Do you plan a new website as a wine producer? These seven tips can help you to evaluate the work of your web designer. They are written from a user perspective, i.e. the people that want to buy your wines. Most tips can be easily applied to other websites too. To the champagne houses that serve as an example of how not to do it: don’t take it personally – I like your champagne, I simply dislike your website.

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The Champagne Quizzitch is out!

November 22, 2013 By: AOM Category: Quiztig, Quizzitch, Wine

Teach yourself about champagne, the legendary French sparkling wine, with this interactive quiz. Over 1000 questions cover all aspects of champagne: the region, the grapes, the champagne quizzitchproducers, the techniques, the cuvées, the history and much more.

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Wine tasting – Roda (Rioja)

September 03, 2012 By: AOM Category: Photography, Wine

A few pictures from the Rioja tasting with the Roda domain. The best pictures will appear in Ken Wijn-magazine, accompanying a text about the domain and some tasting notes. Do I need to mention that we had some wonderful meal with the wine? Yes I do. The Nuance restaurant (Duffel) did their best to hunt down some exquisite wine-food combinations for us. And they succeeded!

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Oude wijn in… euh, oude zakken?

May 18, 2011 By: AOM Category: Blogged, Reviews, Wine

Af en toe verjaart een mens en dan wil hij wel eens zot doen. Zo verzamelde ik een paar vrienden, diepte een paar oude flessen uit de kelder op, en mixte die ingrediënten tot een fijn feestje.

De proevers lieten hun indrukken na op de fles. Zo kan ik nu die proefnotities met u delen. Voor wat het waard is, want vele van deze flessen zul je nergens meer vinden.

 

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Wine tasting tip: scribble tasting notes on the bottle

May 18, 2011 By: AOM Category: Tips, Wine

It can be hard to get people’s opinion on a wine. For my last birthday party, I invited some friends and we opened a few bottles, mostly old wine.

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Wiseman on Wine (short version)

May 01, 2011 By: AOM Category: Reviews, Wine

The study carried out by Britisch psychologist and skeptic Richard Wiseman in February 2011 “proves” that people are unable to distinguish a good wine from plonk.

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Wiseman on wine: maybe the right conclusion, but invalid nonetheless

May 01, 2011 By: AOM Category: Reviews, Wine

The study carried out by Britisch psychologist and skeptic Richard Wiseman in February 2011 “proves” that people are unable to distinguish a good wine from plonk. Skeptic, wine amateur and psychologist myself, this grabbed my attention. I tried to find out what exactly prof. Wiseman had done.

 

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