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Water rots the poles. Fools drink it.

A poor translation of a Dutch saying. Oxygen is the devil. For wine. For everything. Rust. Rotting. Fires. All caused by oxygen. Water is harmless. Oxygen is not all bad. I would not know what to do without it. But … Continue reading

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Solera, lera, whatever may be, may be

It is not a disease.   e   Yes, you are correct. 1880. I bought it a few years ago from my parents in Spain.   And not for a fortune. Is it a wine from 1880? Well, yes and … Continue reading

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Wine for the confused

Love wine? And John Cleese? You are going to love this. Wine for the confused!     P.S. Visit our shop: Leven in de Brouwerij.

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The cork!

Which is the best; A cork or a screw cap? For years a big discussion in the world of wine. Cork slowly lets air through. This improves the wine and it becomes more balanced. The screw cap should not do … Continue reading

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Elderflower Wine

Elderberries are a gift to the wine maker. The berries are great for making a red wine. The flowers are also a great source for making a white wine. The recipe is perhaps a bit vague but I did not … Continue reading

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