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Corks vs Screw Caps
Corks are the classic choice in the question of what goes between you and your wine. However, there’s been some surprising proof that shows how the corks vs screw caps argument is not as black and white as it seems....
Wine & Food: What Wine Goes with Duck?
Wine with duck: a match made in heaven? Duck is one of those elegant meats you can’t help but love. What could be better than a beautiful duck a l’orange, or some tasty duck pâté spread on salty crackers? We’ve...
The Best Italian Red Wines for Beginners
With estimates of between 500 and 600 grape varieties grown in Italy, it’s tricky to distill this iconic wine-soaked peninsula into basic baby sips. If you start at the Italian boot and drill down, you’ll find a land of incredible...
Filtered vs Unfiltered Wine: Which is Better?
Wine is not only a drink, but also a kind of play. It is a subject; a hobby people like to discuss or exchange their knowledge, thoughts, and news on or about. And, just as with any fashionable hobby, it’s...
Rich, Bold, and Undiscovered Montepulciano Wine
Montepulciano is a medium-bodied red wine grape that is supposed to have originated in central Italy. Montepulciano wines are commonly confused with Vino Nobile de Montepulciano, a regional name for the Sangiovese-based wine in Tuscany. Montepulciano is the 2nd most...
What is cork taint? Why Are Some Wines Corked? Top 5 Facts About This Sneaky Subject
We talk about serious stuff here, people. When a wine is corked there is not a lot you can do, except crying. But why is a wine corked? And where does the cork taint come from? Keep reading to find...
What type of wine goes with lasagna?
If pizza is hugely popular all around the world, another dish called lasagna - which is obviously a little less popular - is highly competitive to its taste though. Some would argue that it beats it up sometimes. Lasagna is same...
The 9 Primary Styles of Wine
As diverse as wine is, most bottles can be categorized into 9 different styles. Once you taste an example the 9 styles, you’ll gain a good understanding of wine as a whole. It’s important to note that there are many...
Col Fondo: The Funky Side of Prosecco
We’ve all had Prosecco before: as an aperitif, for a toast, or in mimosas at brunch. The vast majority of Prosecco is made with the charmat method, where secondary fermentation (the bubbly part) is made in huge pressurized stainless steel...
How Winemakers Craft Clean Natural Wines
The natural wine category is often associated with characteristics that are considered defects. Yet many natural wines are as clean and stable as conventionally produced wine. Conventional winemakers can use a range of additives, including yeast nutrients, selected yeasts, acidity,...
When is it acceptable to reject a wine in a restaurant?
There is widespread confusion about the protocol of ordering a wine in a restaurant. The person who orders the wine gets to taste a small amount before it is poured. However, this assumes a lot of knowledge on the part...
Italian White Wine Heaven: Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Friuli-Venezia Giulia, or FVG for short, is easy to understand, even if it’s a mouthful to say. While red wine lovers crush on Piedmont and Tuscany on the western side of Italy, some of the greatest white wines can be...
Wine Labels
Labels are the first thing we see when looking at a wine bottle, and for many people it’s the most important factor when deciding which bottle to buy. Do you prefer your Sauvignon Blanc to have butterflies, fish, stamps or...
4 Great Reasons To Love Wine
Decent quality wines have this crazy ability to transport you to the time (and place) they were made. While many other food products can do this, even the novice can quickly identify regional differences in wine. For this reason, wine...
Five Grapes Behind Italian Red Wines
Italy is known for some of the world’s best red wines. The quality, elegance and variety of Italian red wine make it a perfect companion to their varied and flavourful cuisine. Italy’s diverse wine-growing regions make it the picture-perfect location...
Top 5 Prosecco Cocktails
Prosecco is great enjoyed on its own, but combined with selected ingredients, syrups, and liqueurs such as those made from orange, elderflower, strawberry, or lemon, you are sure to please and impress your guests with some tasty and refreshing combinations....
Wine Toasting Etiquette
Christmas is approaching soon, and it's better to be ready for wine toasting and glasses clinking. By the end of the page, you’ll be an expert who knows how to make a toast (both in public and in private) and clink...
Amarone Wine Turns Raisins Into Gold
Amarone wine or as it’s officially named, Amarone della Valpolicella, is one of those wines that you buy and sit on and pray your marriage stays together long enough so that you can drink it on your 20th anniversary. It’s...
What Wine Goes with Lamb?
Good wine can be such a great accompaniment to food, it can bring out the rich flavours or complement a beautifully seasoned meal. But when it comes to picking the perfect wine it can be tricky, especially for such a...
5 Must-Try Wines For Autumn
Understandably, we’re in need of comfort. Comfort that goes beyond sweaters, binge-watching Netflix, and fondue. We need wine. While we’re not quite ready for Barolo, Sagrantino, or Amarone to carry us through winter, we need something more to get us through...
Amazing Red: Nerello Mascalese
Nerello Mascalese is a light-bodied red wine that primarily grows on the slopes of Mount Etna in Sicily. Despite its rarity, the wine offers amazing value and a taste profile that’s often likened to fine Pinot Noir. Find out what...