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The City of Brussels approved the idea of establishing a temple dedicated to belgian beers at the previous Brussels stock exchange “La bourse”. 


Failing to be recognized intangible cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO, one of our national treasures will soon have its temple: beer. It will be a public/private  cooperation between the City of Brussels, the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region and the federation of belgian brewers to make discover the belgian cultural beer traditions.

Philippe Close, alderman for tourism, expects over 400000 visitors a year, the temple will become  among the five most touristic attractions of the City. The temple for belgian beers will present in a recreative and educational way to this national symbol: beer !

The project will be based on the experience of the brewers to make discover belgian beers and all the culture of the brewing world.  The visit will generate both curiosity and the senses of visitors, polls of intentions have already been made ​​and are very positives.

The belgian brewers federation director, Sven Gatz, saying: “nevertheless maintaining the international reputation of our country, is added the will to strengthen our image of expertise in the brewing industry. Then, as well belgians as tourists will discover the sector of belgian beers in an emblematic neighbourhood in the historical center of Brussels.”

Even the Ministry for Budget and Finance of the Brussels-Capital Region invests in a feasibility study dedicated to this project. The brewing world will be discovered in all its culture, diversity and history.

More details on this project from these three partners will be announced in september.

To be discovered…

Olivier BULTO



FEB.14.2013 – La Truffe Noire is celebrating its 25th anniversary. It’s one of the most prestigious restaurants in Brussels and its chef, Luigi Ciciriello is a unique personnality to meet.

luigi2Luigi CICIRIELLO has the exquisite and friendly character of self made men who made of their life a success story because they worked a lot with obstination and sense for beauty and quality.

La TRUFFE NOIRE is a restaurant for ministers, diplomats, business men, and all who like to spoil themselves because they know when they open the door, they won’t be deceived and will have an exceptional moment in this 1 Michelin star restaurant.

The journey of Luigi in the wine and restaurant world is long and very rich. Luigi worked for Abel Bernard, the renowned chef of the Cravache d’Or, which was the place to be in the eighties in Brussels, at the Place Leemans.  Luigi also knows everything about wine because he was elected best sommelier of Belgium thirty years ago.

The truffle came to Luigi and took his heart. Preparing a dish with a so exquisite mushroom is always a great  moment when the two loyal chefs of Luigi compose delicious symphonies with the truffles. As Luigi, the best expert of Brussels said:  “good truffles can be found in France, in Italy, in Croatia…it depends.” Climate, time and weather are so influential for the quality of this luxe product.

We can only advise you to go and have lunch or dinner in the beautifully decorated restaurant room of “La Truffe Noire” (with lovely art works of a Belgian artist representing the truffles) or in one of the intimist lounges where you’ll feel so good with a lovely lady and a good wine. A never to miss experience


BRUSSELS – The “MIGSWINEACADEMY” wine education branch of migswineconsulting held a meeting on 27.06.2012 in Brussels called “PEARLS OF LUXEMBOURG MOSELLE RIVER” with the collaboration of Domaines Vinsmoselle, the largest cooperative of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, which represents nearly half of the Luxembourg vineyard.

2 people took the floor:  Ben WIMMER of Domaines Vinsmoselle for an explanation of its wines and Miguel D. DESNERCK, publisher  JOURNALDES VIGNOBLES / VINEYARDS PAPER for an overview of the Moselle.

The many participants could then taste the following wines: 1. Poll-Fabaire sparkling white wine, 2. PollFabaire sparkling rosé wine, 3. Auxerrois Côtes Schengen Vinsmoselle, 4. Pinot Blanc Cotes de Schengen Vinsmoselle, 5.  Pinot Gris,  art&wine, grand 1e cru Ongkâf Machtum , 6. Riesling art&wine,  Grand 1e cru Köppchen Wormeldange, 7. Pinot Noir vinified as a white, Edmond de la Fontaine, 8. Pinot noir red Edmond de la Fontaine.

A really successful evening.

video: Henry BORZI

photos: Henry BORZI