Pieter Van den Weghe

Pieter Van den Weghe is general manager
and wine director at Beckta dining & wine.

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Wine is fine but …

| October 4, 2012 | 0 Comments
Wine is fine but …

With the cool days of autumn upon us, it’s tempting to stay indoors and entertain. Throw in a few holidays and, all of a sudden, you’re hosting plenty of dinners. While well-selected wines will always play their roles in making dinners, why not truly wow your guests? A few perfectly chosen items besides the fermented […]

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Savouring sake

| April 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
Savouring sake

Though delicious, sake can be challenging. From sommeliers to novices, many know exactly what they like to drink. We are familiar with wine, beer and spirits, and we have favourite situations we all like to enjoy them in. It can be a pint of lager at the pub, a glass of Pinot Noir at dinner, […]

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Pinot Noir: From Burgundy – and beyond

| February 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
Pinot Noir: From Burgundy – and beyond

Pinot Noir can provide one of the greatest experiences a wine drinker can have. Young wines entice with aromatics and flavours of cherry, plums and violets. As Pinot matures, the wines grow more savoury and aspects of mushroom, earth and game evolve. On the palate, the texture is extraordinary. This is a red wine which […]

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The art of pairing dairy and grapes

| October 26, 2011 | 0 Comments
The art of pairing dairy and grapes

Wine and cheese: At first, the pairing seems natural. Both are beautiful examples of nature and humanity working together. Both can express a time and place from whence they came, and both, perhaps a little less poetically, are the result of controlled spoilage. Unfortunately making the pairing pleasurable is not a simple task. With two […]

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The wondrous world of white

| June 27, 2011 | 0 Comments
The wondrous world of white

The warm brilliant days of summer can inspire us to travel, explore and seek out new pleasures. Thanks to their freshness, vibrancy and plain deliciousness, white wines are a natural fit for the pleasures part. And, why not use wine to scratch the itch to travel or assuage the travel bug, too? Any given bottle […]

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Unleash the beasts: The season for big, decadent wines

| December 2, 2010 | 0 Comments
Unleash the beasts: The season for big, decadent wines

Every once in a while, a beast needs to come out. The beasts are those big, dense and decadent wines which sometimes gather and linger in wine collections waiting for their moment. What better time than now to enjoy their hedonistic thrill? Winter’s doldrums provide a great environment for appreciating their sinful irresistibility. For dry […]

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The romance of late harvest wine production

| September 2, 2010 | 0 Comments
The romance of late harvest wine production

Autumn is an exciting time in a vineyard. After a long year of work, patience and more than a little concern and anxiety, everything comes to fruition. In the Northern Hemisphere, the time for harvest can begin in September and, depending on the grape varietal, vineyard location, the year-to-date climatic conditions and the desired final […]

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