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Mauricio Ruiz is a writer and journalist who has lived in the US, Belgium, Mexico and Norway. His work has appeared in Words Without Borders, CatapultThe CommonThe RumpusElectric LiteratureJMWWRiver TeethLiteral Magazine, among others. He's been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and Myriad Editions Competition in the UK, as well as the Fish Short Story Prize in Ireland. He has received fellowships from OMI writers (NY), Société des auteurs (Belgium), Jakob Sande (Norway), Can Serrat (Spain), and the Three Seas' Council (Rhodes). His second book, Silencios al sur, was published in early 2017, and his work has partially been translated into Dutch and French. Mauricio Ruiz can be followed on Twitter and Instagram.

1 July 2022

How does temperature affect wine taste?

There are factors that may affect the taste of wine but temperature is perhaps one of the most important ones. For example, a bottle of wine […]
1 June 2022

Côtes du Rhône is coming to Brussels and invites you to taste its wines at the Gare Maritime

When imagining the perfect holiday ambiance, many of us immediately think of the South of France. We’re not sure why exactly, but there’s a good number […]
12 May 2022

What is vino therapy?

When it comes to finding ways to relax, humans aren’t afraid of getting their hands dirty. Which can seem a bit contradictory, as we’re probably also […]
20 April 2022

10 of the best wines from Portugal’s Ribatejo

Ribatejo is a central, coastless province, located in southern Portugal, named for the banks of the Tejo (Tagus) River, which courses through the region from northeast to […]
15 April 2022

Climate change boosts wine production in Belgium

Belgium will be eternally linked to its famous beer, however wine production is gaining momentum as a result of climate change and rising temperatures. 1. Wine […]
11 April 2022

Belgian winegrowers protect grapevines with infrared technology

Belgian winemakers are relying on new infrared technologies to protect their grapevines from the polar temperatures that hit the country in the past weeks.  The new […]
29 March 2022

Winemakers in California testing barn owls to replace pesticides

Graduate students at Humboldt State University in California are using owls instead of pesticides to deter rodents, the World Economic Forum reports. The experiment is part […]
11 February 2022

Dijon to open its hub for wine and gastronomy in May

It has been in the making for a while but in a few months, on 6 May to be precise, the moment will finally arrive. After […]
3 February 2022

Big campaign launched to promote New York wines in Europe

Normally most people think of Times Square, the Statue of Liberty and other NY icons when the word New York is mentioned. Few will associate the […]
31 January 2022

The best countries for wine lovers

Wine is gaining more and more followers all around the world, and travelers are being encouraged to tour vineyards and enjoy tastings to enjoy the wines […]
28 January 2022

New Zealand to launch world’s first “winery airline”

Wine lovers will have just another excuse to visit New Zealand. The wine company Invivo is launching the world’s first “winery airline” which will start operating […]
10 December 2021

Famous Crémant de Luxembourg celebrates its 30th anniversary this Christmas

It’s party time (or as much as the pandemic will allow) so what better way to celebrate Christmas with the tipple that’s known as a “party […]
17 November 2021

Samarkand’s Khovorenko Winery

Samarkand’s rich history and stunning UNESCO-listed monuments are no secret – Registan Square, the marvellously tiled Shah-i-Zinda necropolis and the old town draw people from around […]
9 November 2021

Global wine production below average for third year in a row

In 2021, global wine production is expected to hit “historically” low volumes due to unfavorable weather conditions in European wine areas, including frostbitten France.  The low […]
14 October 2021

Did you know Chanel also produces its own wine?

Ah, Chanel. The French brand is known all over the world, probably first and foremost for its fashion line. The house was founded in 1910 by […]
22 September 2021

Grape picking in Europe

There are many beautiful signs of autumn coming in Europe – flamboyant nature’s colors of all shades of red, orange and yellow or wonderful chestnuts showing […]
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