Selectors of the right wine
Sommeliers are wine experts who make wine recommendations in gourmet restaurants. Some sommeliers have expanded their repertoire to include beer, whiskey, coffee and cheese.
Putting the Trump-Putin summit into perspective – Football and France's immigrant neighborhoods? - The EU's 5 billion dollar fine on Google? – A scoop from Bologna's gelato university – Recovery and loss in Greece –What’s driving anti-Semitism - Parkrun: the global phenomenon - Sweden's great outdoors and the right to roam - And German winemakers adapt to climate change.
We look at Norway's transition from one of the most liberal countries on immigration to one of the strictest, and delve into Germany's history of transit camps. In Ecuador, we find out how the border town of San Lorenzo is coping with a spate of violence, and we meet prisoners taking to the stage in Colombia. Plus, Canada's top female sommelier.
Veronique Rivest became the first woman to take a medal at the "wine Olympics" in 2013. Still at the top of her game, we join Canada's top sommelier for an evening of "degustation" to find out what it takes to train the best nose in the business.
Rosé wine was long dismissed by wine buffs as cheap and cheerful - ok for a barbecue (at least if you drank enough of it). But the popularity of rosé is surging in the US (where sales were up 40 percent last year) and in the biggest rosé producer France itself. John Laurenson reports from Provence on the pink-colored wine now daring to compete with its elders and… well are they still its betters?
The EU loses its patience with trying to be friends with Donald Trump - Transatlantic ties viewed from Berlin - The Irish diaspora and the vote on abortion – Problems and promises in France’s banlieues - The EU's new data protection law - Could Turkey's President Erdogan's calling of early elections backfire? - Rosé wine dares to compete with its elders - Singing to save minority languages.
Wine "Made in Rwanda". That sounds unusual at first. And the "grapes" are also different than usual, because the red Karisimbi is made from beetroot. Beetroot wine is the idea of a young Rwandan woman. Business is good, now she also receives orders from abroad.