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The climate in the Netherlands, or Holland, is too cool and damp to produce quality wine. However the Dutch have been very active in the European wine market through the centuries, with their geographic location perfectly positioned as a prime merchant port for German and French wines. In addition, the Dutch have heavily influenced the production of South African wines. The Dutch settled there in the 17th century and established many wineries throughout the country, and also the Koöperatieve Wijnbouwers Vereniging van Zuid-Afrika Bpkt (KWV) in 1918. First developed as massive wine cooperative, this became the regulating force in the South African Wine industry. 
 
But while wine is not a big Dutch export, the Netherlands is known for gin. Jenever (Genever in Belgium), the name derived from juniper, which is the main botanical ingredient, was first produced in the 16th century. Chemist Sylvius de Bouve is attributed as the first to distill malt wine and add juniper to mask Read more »

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  • Melon

    In the 1970s and 1980s, in a period when varietal accuracy on wine labels was often a secondary thought much of what ...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • I would love to have dutch wines

    Comment by 1876225Snoother 1876225 1876225 Snoother 1876225


  • Chocovine Chocolate & Wine Product of Holland

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    I LOVE...Love this product, I am having a hard time finding it. When will it back in stores??? Retailers are saying that they are out of business. I am hoping that it is not so. Please bring it back!!! Read More

    Wine review by Linda Knight


  • A oak A - the fact that it said Burgundy on the bottle is entirely irrelevant. ... north of Canal street by the Holland Tunnel where they get lots of grapes from CA to make wine.I even inadvertently un-koshered some wine there one time just by trying to be helpful. Then again, those grapes came across a lot of non-kosher territory!Anyhow, Neva... Read More

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  • Buy Real/Fake Passports,Driver’s License,ID Cards,Visas, USA Green ... Dutch(Netherlands/Holland) passports,Buy Registered and unregistered Israel passports,Buy Registered and unregistered UK(United Kingdom) passports,Buy Registered and unregistered Spanish(Spain) passports,Buy Registered and unregistered Mexican(Mexico) passports,Buy Registere... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Looking for an everyday red...


  • Sigh.  In a place like that, the scenery is intoxicating ... Indonesia is obviously Holland. Maybe I can talk the kids out of going to England next year by showing them those pics Read More

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  • Chocovine Red Blend Chocolate Wine

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    last year was the first time I have taste choco vine original it taste different from anything else ,it is smooth I love it I am trying to find some body that export to Puerto Rico it is great Read More

    Wine review by juan velez


  • I am from Holland and extremely interested in wine. I read a lot about it and taste a lot ;-) Wine is a great way of connecting people and philosophy.I always want to learn about new grapes. My favourite grapes are Grenache, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo. I visit vignerons (wine growers), wine tastings and wine stores. I am always in... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello winelovers


  • Chocovine

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    Pretty tasty stuff Read More

    Wine review by Heromark


  • Hi All, I'm Niels from the Netherlands. I'm looking for someone ... ... won't ship them to holland.  I'm looking for someone who can help me. If someone can help me to get this to holland, i would be very glad.  You can send me an email at: nielskwist18@hotmail.com  Thanks in advance.&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hi All, looking for help!


  • My name is Cornelius Wesseling, wine & food journalist from Middelburg, Holland.Just last month my restyled website www.graperover.com went in cyberspace. This site(beta) is focussing on Greek wine, -wineries, -grapevarieties, -food and -culture. If you have anything to contribute on these subjects, do not hesitate to contact me, preferably via ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • So you can follow it on the other threads, but I was supposed to fly into New ... New ... at the mouth of the Holland Tunnel, about two blocks too far north to be in Tribeca, was a good option.  BYOB meant no corkage, but it was also cash only.  I was prepared--hey, no one gets mugged in NYC anymore, right?  Greg would bring two bottles, Eric... Read More

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