Alice Alech

Alice Alech is writer based in Provence, South of France where she writes about wine, food, French history and culture. She has lived and worked in the Caribbean, the U.K and Australia, and now enjoys roaming among the vineyards and olive orchard of Provence. Website | Blog
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5 Classifications of Wine: Still, Sparkling & Fortified 5 Classifications of Wine: Still, Sparkling & Fortified 5 Classifications of Wine: Still, Sparkling & Fortified 5 Classifications of Wine: Still, Sparkling & Fortified

5 Classifications of Wine: Still, Sparkling & Fortified


Still Wine, Sparkling Wine, Fortified Wine, Brandy, Grappa and Vermouth are all styles of wine that differ based on their alcohol content...

Are Claret and Bordeaux the Same? Are Claret and Bordeaux the Same? Are Claret and Bordeaux the Same? Are Claret and Bordeaux the Same?

Are Claret and Bordeaux the Same?


A Bordeaux wine is one that that has been produced in the Bordeaux region of France. Claret continues to be a generic term for Bordeaux red...

Wine in a Box: A Success Even in France Wine in a Box: A Success Even in France Wine in a Box: A Success Even in France Wine in a Box: A Success Even in France

Wine in a Box: A Success Even in France


France holds a yearly international competition for the Best Wine in Box that serves as a great incentive for national and international...

The Grenache Trio: Grenache Blanc, Grenache Noir and Grenache Gris The Grenache Trio: Grenache Blanc, Grenache Noir and Grenache Gris The Grenache Trio: Grenache Blanc, Grenache Noir and Grenache Gris The Grenache Trio: Grenache Blanc, Grenache Noir and Grenache Gris

The Grenache Trio: Grenache Blanc, Grenache Noir and Grenache Gris


Predominantly blending grapes, White Grenache, Black Grenache and Grey Grenache grapes produce quality single varietals as well that pair...

Introduction to the Red and White Noble Grapes Introduction to the Red and White Noble Grapes Introduction to the Red and White Noble Grapes Introduction to the Red and White Noble Grapes

Introduction to the Red and White Noble Grapes


Noble Grapes used to be considered the backbone of wine making industry, the essential varietals for producing the best quality wines....

Roussillon: Home to Good Red and White Wine Roussillon: Home to Good Red and White Wine Roussillon: Home to Good Red and White Wine Roussillon: Home to Good Red and White Wine

Roussillon: Home to Good Red and White Wine


Roussillon, one of France’s sunniest regions, is situated in the Deep South West near the Spanish border. Roussillon now boasts 2,000...

British Wine Business Is Booming British Wine Business Is Booming British Wine Business Is Booming British Wine Business Is Booming

British Wine Business Is Booming


Wine trade in the United Kingdom has progressed over the years. Wine producers are becoming more experienced in the business of making wine...

Cooperative Growers go Organic with Syrah Grapes Cooperative Growers go Organic with Syrah Grapes Cooperative Growers go Organic with Syrah Grapes Cooperative Growers go Organic with Syrah Grapes

Cooperative Growers go Organic with Syrah Grapes


The grape Syrah also known as Shiraz originates from the Rhone region in France. Most red wines from the Northern Rhone are made from...

Natural Polyphenols in Red Wine Contribute to a Healthy Heart Natural Polyphenols in Red Wine Contribute to a Healthy Heart Natural Polyphenols in Red Wine Contribute to a Healthy Heart Natural Polyphenols in Red Wine Contribute to a Healthy Heart

Natural Polyphenols in Red Wine Contribute to a Healthy Heart


Red wine’s most outstanding health claim, over the years, is the heart-healthy benefits of high levels of polyphenols. Also referred to as...

Wonderful Washington Wine Wonderful Washington Wine Wonderful Washington Wine Wonderful Washington Wine

Wonderful Washington Wine


Washington grows a diverse range of varietals and produces unique wines due to its topography, geographical features and climate. There are...

Grenache Magic: Subtle and Seductive Grenache Magic: Subtle and Seductive Grenache Magic: Subtle and Seductive Grenache Magic: Subtle and Seductive

Grenache Magic: Subtle and Seductive


Wine producers and growers agree that when it comes to a warm-climate grape variety, one that is resistant, easy to grow and versatile,...

An Exceptional Vineyard in the South of France An Exceptional Vineyard in the South of France An Exceptional Vineyard in the South of France An Exceptional Vineyard in the South of France

An Exceptional Vineyard in the South of France


In the South of France lies the Abbey de Lerin, famous for its assortment of traditional wines. Producing red & white wines, these monks on...

Wine and Wood: Combining Tradition with New Techniques Wine and Wood: Combining Tradition with New Techniques Wine and Wood: Combining Tradition with New Techniques Wine and Wood: Combining Tradition with New Techniques

Wine and Wood: Combining Tradition with New Techniques


Wines aged in oak barrels have a sophisticated and oaky set of flavors and aroma, but new-age techniques have reinvented the concept of...

The Wine Fraud of Rose de Provence The Wine Fraud of Rose de Provence The Wine Fraud of Rose de Provence The Wine Fraud of Rose de Provence

The Wine Fraud of Rose de Provence


Millions of consumers are being fooled by false rosé wine with the Provence label; some wines have been adulterated (addition of cheaper...

Wine Tasting - Nose, Aroma or Bouquet? Wine Tasting - Nose, Aroma or Bouquet? Wine Tasting - Nose, Aroma or Bouquet? Wine Tasting - Nose, Aroma or Bouquet?

Wine Tasting - Nose, Aroma or Bouquet?


Scents and smells attributed to wine are described by using various terms, the main three being nose, aromas and bouquet. Learn the basics...

A Review of Wine Presses A Review of Wine Presses A Review of Wine Presses A Review of Wine Presses

A Review of Wine Presses


Wine presses have evolved over the centuries and the process has provided winemakers with the mechanics possible to create great wine....