Gewürztraminer

Style: Off-dry to sweet; light to full-bodied; still. Suitability for long-term keeping: Good for the best qualities and sweet wines. Oak-aged:Rarely. WHERE GROWN SUCCESSFULLY: Alsace, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Australia, California, Spain (Torres), Argentina. Gewürztraminer is probably the most flavourful white grape, and one which is difficult to disguise. The only other grape that comes close to it in [...]

2018-08-29T22:56:47+00:00August 29th, 2018|

Chenin Blanc

STYLE: Dry to sweet; light to full-bodied; sparkling and still. SUITABILITY FOR LONG TERM KEEPING: Can be good, but only for the top sweet or potentially sweet wines. OAK-AGED?: Sometimes. WHERE GROWN SUCCESSFULLY: The Loire (Vouvray, sparkling Saumur, Cremant de la Loire, Bonnezeaux,. Savennieres, Coteaux du Layon'. Quarts de Chaume), South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, California, Chile. [...]

2018-08-29T21:11:31+00:00August 28th, 2018|

Chardonnay

The Chardonnay grape variety STYLE: Dry; light to full; still and sparkling. SUITABILITY FOR LONG TERM KEEPING: Very good, especially the top wines. OAK AGED? Normal for top Chardonnays. WHERE GROWN SUCCESSFULLY: France (Burgundy, Cham­pagne, Jura, Ardeche, Loire), North America (California, Oregon, New York State, Canada), South America (Chile). Australia, New Zealand, Italy (Sud-Tyrol), Spain [...]

2018-08-23T17:00:04+00:00August 22nd, 2018|

6 ways to open a wine without a corkscrew

Maybe you're on a business travel, or are spending the first night in a new home. or you're hosting a party, have a full house and a crowded kitchen. Either way, it's the perfect time to pour a nice glass if wine. But there is no corkscrew in sight. No need to panic, here are 5 certified [...]

2018-06-15T06:58:58+00:00June 13th, 2018|

Is your Bordeaux even real? Appellations to the rescue.

You may be quite familiar with the fun fact that a Champagne can only be called Champagne if it was produced in the Champagne region of France (just outside of Paris). All else is a mere "sparkling wine" - or Prosecco! But, how do you know your Bordeaux is even "real", and really from Bordeaux? Because [...]

2018-06-05T02:00:29+00:00June 5th, 2018|Tags: |

5 ways to learn more about wine and oenology in 2018

The world of wine is often complex for the newbie. How to navigate the hundreds of varieties and appellations, the vintages ... and then how to choose the right wine and food pairing from the thousands of estates and vintners? There is no secret, you have to study to get better at anything. Becoming a wine connoisseur takes [...]

2018-06-04T23:34:00+00:00May 31st, 2018|

Do wine legs indicate that a wine is good?

"Ah, those wine legs indicate that this wine has a high amount of glycerine! It is, therefore, a grand wine!" Spoken like a true wine bougie. But - is that even true? Not quite. Like all wine myths, there is some truth to it. The legs of the wine, which unsurprisingly have a much more romantic [...]

2018-05-31T02:58:38+00:00May 26th, 2018|Tags: |

Want to get better at tasting wine? Get to know your tongue first!

"How did it taste?" -"Good." Or how about... "This wine has bold savory depth and a silky sweetness with mixed earth quality, powerful and tannic!" ...wine tasting notes lingo got you confused? No worries - serious wine drinkers are known for their "powerful" eloquence indeed! How can you work your way up to tasting a wine [...]

2018-05-31T03:50:45+00:00July 31st, 2012|Tags: |

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This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.