Tag - wine

Image: NASA/Apollo 17 crew, 7 December, 1972.


As any self-respecting Frenchman (i.e. those who remain citizens of France and who pay their taxes) will tell you, the basis of a good wine is ‘terroir’, that mystical ‘je ne sais quoi’ that embraces the interaction of...

Image: Greek ceramic, ca. 490–480 BC, Louvre Museum.

Black = white + grey(!?)

No, not messing with colours, but a reference to Silvia Vezzulli et al.’s work on Pinot blanc and Pinot gris wine grape cultivars. The team have discovered that the ‘white’ and ‘grey’ (which refer to their berry...