• Fig tree

    A Glimpse into the Peculiar World of Fig Wine

    Fig is one of the most widespread and oldest fruits within the Mediterranean basin. It is also grown in other places around the world that host a similar dry and warm climate. Figs are high in sugars and low in organic acid. Thanks to that, people can make fig wine... Continue reading

  • Champagne Chilling

    The Optimal Temperature for Serving Different Wines

    Having a successful dinner party may depend on many factors. If the dinner party includes serving wine, then, for the most part, it depends on how you serve your wine and what you serve.

    Many people make the mistake of pouring the wine at the wrong temperature. The only bigger mistake than that is to pour it into plastic cups, knocking down the wine’s decadent aromas and flavors. Continue reading

  • Old World New World Map

    New World Wines vs Old World Wines

    The terms "New World" and "Old World" are used as geographical references to determine the location where the wine was initially produced. Therefore, the term "old world wines" is reserved for wines produced in Europe and the Mediterranean countries. On the other hand, the world "new world wines" covers wines produced in Australia, the USA, South Africa, New Zealand, Argentina, and Chile. Continue reading

  • Merlot Grapes

    Merlot Wine Guide – All you need to know

    Merlot is a black-skinned berry that is as fleshy as it is juicy, and that gives delicious red wine. Fun is always guaranteed with Merlot, no matter who is throwing the party. There are five noble grape varieties in Bordeaux, and Merlot is one of them.

    Currently, Merlot is grown on virtually all continents where there are vineyards. Winemakers often like to blend Merlot with Cabernet Sauvignon to balance out Cabernet's mouth-drying tannins. Continue reading

  • Wine cellars

    7 Practical Tips for Storing Wine at Home

    So, you've bought wine, and you don't plan to drink it right away. At the same time, you don't want it to go bad or its taste to be compromised before you open it. You don’t even have a fancy wine cellar to preserve it.

    There are a few things to consider when storing your new bottle of wine. Whether you have one or a hundred wine bottles, the following tips can help you store your wine properly until you are ready to drink it. Continue reading

  • Sacramental wine

    The role of wine in religion

    Throughout time, wine has played a role in pretty much everything, and religions are not an exception. On the contrary, some religions such as Islam forbid drinking wine or any other type of alcohol to that matter. In some, wine plays a significant role. Continue reading

  • Andorran vineyards

    How much wine does the world drink?

    Wine is loved everywhere, from Europe to the Americas and Asia. It has been the favorite drink to both kings and peasants for hundreds of centuries now.

    Each year, the OIV collects data and creates a report on global grapes production, table grapes production, dried grapes production, wine production, wine consumption, and international wine trade. Continue reading

  • Honey Wine / Mead

    An Introduction to Honey Wine (Mead)

    Honey wine is considered as one of the oldest alcoholic beverages in the world. Thanks to Hollywood series, honey wine (mead) is always associated with fierce Vikings and medieval knights.

    Somewhere along the way in history, mead got suppressed by wine, beer, and other drinks. However, there is an impression that honey wine is making a comeback as more and more meaderies are open. Continue reading

  • Pinot Noir

    A Short Guide to the Wonderful World of Pinot Noir

    It is impossible to talk about red wines and not mention Pinot Noir. It is a variety that is notoriously difficult to grow and is known to thrive in some cooler climates. But if you got everything right, the reward will be an amazing light-bodied wine that excels with complexity, longevity, and elegance. Continue reading