When we heard Aldi were releasing more of the Monsigny Champagne, we had to get a bottle and see if it still lives up to the hype. Aldi have a reputation of selecting wonderful cheap, and very affordable, champagnes. Around holiday periods, they'll often put a lot of thought into finding a good champagne for bulk purchase, so when they went for Monsigny Champagne again, we decided we had to get a crate in the FineWineMaster office and see if it still lives up to the hype. Continue reading
Winemaking and consumption are some of the things that were never buried in time. Until this day, it's loved and enjoyed by so many. A lot of striving wineries are experimenting with different methods and flavors to cater to the ever-changing modernization.
It's no surprise that many business folks and even startups are looking into investing their own. But before doing so, here are some important facts that you need to know about investing in wine. Continue reading
Although wines are good for us when consumed in minimum amounts, it's still good to know how much sugar and carbs it has just in case we go over the minimum. Are we even aware of how much sugar and carbs every wine has?
Probably both yes and no, if we do check the label. In this article, we will go over some selected wines and see the real deal of how much sugar and carbs we're consuming with every glass. Continue reading
Contrary to some beliefs, sweet wine is not only for dessert but can be appreciated on their own, or enjoyed with some savory dishes. Some of those wines are as elegant and complex as prominent wines such as the New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, white Burgundy, or white Bordeaux. Under all that residual sugar, there is an abundance of layers of various flavors, which means sweet wines are rarely only sweet. Continue reading
The first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions Italy is pizza. Then we think of mozzarella cheese, pasta, and many other wonderful dishes. But Italy is not just someplace where you can feast on great food, but also the home country of some pretty amazing red wines. Red wines that are cherished both there and abroad.
What follows is an introduction to what we believe are the top ten Italian red wines. So, hold on to your glasses... Continue reading
Dessert wines, also known as pudding wines in some regions in the world, are sweet wines served with dessert, and it’s no easy task to define them. In the USA, a wine needs to have more than 14% alcohol by volume for it to be described as a dessert wine. But at the same time, many fortified wines contain even more alcohol than 14%. Then there are German dessert wines that contain 50% less alcohol than that.
You get the picture of why it is not easy to put a strict definition of what defines a dessert wine. Continue reading
Sweet red wines are also known as transitionary wines. That's because of the people that want to jump ships, from whites to red. For making the transition easier, they believe it will be much easier for them to start with sweet red wines.
However, sweet red wines are way more difficult to find than sweet wines, at least when compared with sweet white wines. That’s so because most red wines are dry and sweet is the opposite of dry. Continue reading
You are serving salmon for special occasions, and yet you are not sure which wine you should choose. As a general rule, salmon should be served along with a full-bodied white wine such as white pinot noir, white burgundy, white rioja, viognier, and so on. You get the picture!
That's the short answer for those who are in a rush and need to obtain a bottle or a few for the upcoming dinner.
However, if you have several minutes, keep on reading. We promise that we won’t turn you into a high flying sommelier, but we will share some pretty practical knowledge on pairing salmon and wine. Continue reading
Whether you are celebrating an anniversary, job promotion, or some other special occasion, indulging in a premium piece of steak is an excellent choice. Furthermore, pairing it with great wine can turn your meal into an unforgettable experience.
The only issue here is how to choose the right wine. Continue reading
Unless you are a seasoned wine aficionado, you might not know that many exceptional red wines come from Australia. If you are perfectly aware of this and most likely keep at least a few bottles in their cellars.
However, if this is news for you, then you are probably new in the world of wines. But, that’s okay, you are in the right place as here we will introduce you to some of the best red wines from down under. Continue reading