It's more than just fermented grape juice: Musings about the history of wine and a deep dive into reds, whites and regions that will make any wine lover drunk with happiness.
The Best Temperature for a Wine: Get the Perfect Pour Every Time
The Best Temperature for a Wine: Get the Perfect Pour Every Time If you’re like most people, you have at least one bottle of wine in your refrigerator at any given moment. You also likely pour yourself a glass at home every now and then to unwind after a long day of work. But have you ever wondered what the best temperature is to keep your wine in? And why would you even need to worry about that anyway? What should be the best temperature to serve wine? Does red wine need to be served at different temperatures than white wine? How do I know when my wine has been stored at the wrong temperature long enough that it might taste bad?
Basics Of Wine From A Sommelier
A Sommelier is fully aware that the sheer number of wine kinds that are available may be completely daunting to a wine novice. How do you tell what’s what among the thousands of wines available today? And what criteria should you use to pick a nice wine to drink for the first time? To help you feel more at ease the next time you’re in the wine aisle, we’re going to provide you with a brief overview of the many varieties of wines in this post.
Wine That Pairs Best with Winter
The winter season is approaching for many, meaning more time with family and friends. For others, it means spending time with their friends and cooking hearty meals. It’s also a time to enjoy wine as the weather gets colder and the holidays approach.
The best misjudged wine objections on the planet.
The assortment and nature of wine at a bargain in the store these days is expanding, and the ascent and simplicity of worldwide exchange implies that nations or locales that had lain stowed away are currently being found. Caught wind of unofficially, maybe. Here, we don't be guaranteed to take a gander at the most popular wine objections, however those which are misjudged or less popular.
Three Unique Craft Wines to Taste
The Craft often refers to witchcraft. There is no witchcraft here, only magic. The Craft Wine Association was formed in 2016 as a membership organization with the simple mission to make craft wine as available in the marketplace as craft beer and spirits. The association confers the designation of Certified Craft Winery to qualifying wineries
DE TOREN FUSION V
51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Malbec, 15% Cabernet Franc, 13% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot The iconic Left Bank-based blend from De Toren, Fusion V is meticulously crafted from Bordeaux’s ‘Noble Five’ varietals and, with its complex flavours of liquorice, black cherry, cedar and dark berries, it offers a stylish departure for sophisticated wine tastes. Soft as spun silk, with a lingering hint of sweet fruit on the back palate, this is a wine that will only improve with age, and should last 20 years. Serve at the optimal 15-18°C temperature.
DE TOREN Z
53% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 13% Malbec, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot This Right-Bank Bordeaux-style blend showcases aromas of red fruits, mulberries and blueberries on the nose. On the palate, the De Toren Z is tantalisingly soft and juicy revealing intense red fruit profile. Its well-integrated oak and finely knit tannins create a complex and velvety finish. This Merlot-dominant blend is vibrant, expressive and elegant in its youth, and complex and earthy with age. This wine is best enjoyed at the optimal 15-18°C temperature.
LE LUDE BRUT NV METHODE CAP CLASSIQUE
This elegant sparkling wine has flavours of grapefruit, ripe lemon and pear, and a fine and delicate mousse. The bright and refreshing entry is followed by flavours of caramelised honey, vanilla and dried fig.
THORNE & DAUGHTERS COPPER POT PINOT NOIR 2020
This smooth and approachable wine shows aromas of bright red fruits and dried mandarin zest, with underlying herbal and cinnamon bark tones. On the palate, it is finely balanced, showing good acidity and fine tannins which are further balanced out by generous red fruit and citrus zest. The finish is satisfyingly dry with a touch of spice and earthiness.
SHANNON SANCTUARY PEAK SAUVIGNON BLANC 2021
This refreshing Sauvignon Blanc has wonderful flavours of grapefruit, lime and green herbs, with a minerally, flinty style. The clay/shale soils where the grapes were grown provide the Sauvignon with flavours on the riper side of the fruit spectrum and more structure for a broader palate. This wine was vinified in a style that enhances the aging potential of Sauvignon Blanc.
Uncle Johnny Drank More Wine Than Anyone I Knew
I’m Italian. I’ve been around some wine drinkers in my day. I’ve partied with many people who chose wine as their preferred drink. Hey, if it was good enough for Jesus, it’s good enough for me. I’ve been known to throw down a few solid glasses in an evening.
Up and Coming Winemakers
One of the most satisfying things about being a wine lover is discovering a new producer. Doing so helps you identify a new region and find a great bottle to add to your collection. The only thing better is doing it while the prices are still high.