dsc02450I am a registered?vinologist (vinoloog) from the wine academy of the Netherlands. (Vinoloog is SDEN level 4 in the Netherlands, which is more or less equivalent with the international WSET level 4.)

A vinologist is someone who knows about viticulture, wine making, grape varieties, appellations, and terroirs all over the world. It is not the same as sommelier (someone who serves wine with food at a restaurant) or an oenologist (specialized in the chemical side of wine making).

Posts about wine on this blog:


Moscatel from Navarra: Camilo Castilla

White Rioja: Nivarius?

Wines of Rioja

Wines of Rias Baixas

Valdesil: benchmark Godello and Mencía from Valdeorras

Estancia Piedra: Full-Blooded Red Wines from?Toro

Gramona: Cava and Still Wines in Penedès



Wine study trip to Loire and Bordeaux


German wine

Food and wine pairing

Introduction to food and wine pairing

Pairing wine and cheese

Wine pairing dinners

Organizing a wine pairing dinner