Welcome to the new Opening a Bottle
European wines explored, explained and celebrated through virtual tastings.
A Visit with Alice Bouvot of Domaine de l’Octavin
Camilla Gjerde explores how spontaneity and serendipity have shaped the career of the Jura-based winemaker, Alice Bouvot in this specially selected excerpt from her forthcoming book, We Don’t Want Any Crap in Our Wine.
When we took over the vineyard in the late 1970s, we found roughly a hundred hand grenades that were unexploded.”
–Olivier Humbrecht MW (Domaine Zind-Humbrecht) on the Grand Cru Rangen de Thann
Things That Matter to Us in Wine
Throughout the site we hallmark wines and wineries with icons denoting what is special about them. Here are just a few of the things we find fascinating in wine, and why. Learn more with our guide to all wine icons.