Chardonnay is by far the most popular white wine in the world. It is a variety that can easily adapt to almost any climate and terrain in the world. It comes in an array of styles, and many price points. It is a wine enjoyed by everyone, which has an army of loyal followers. Continue reading
Category: American Wine
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
It’s easy to follow your habits and choose Champagne whenever searching for some bubbles. It is a tried-and-true choice that never goes out of fashion, at least not until the present time.
Champagne is admired all over the world, and for a good reason. However, Champagne doesn't hold a monopoly over sparkling wines. So yes, it is the most popular choice, but there are so many fantastic sparkling wines out there! Continue reading
More than 150 years ago, winemaker George Husmann published a book called The “Cultivation of The Native Grape, and Manufacture of American Wines”. In it, he wrote:
“I firmly believe that this continent is destined to be the greatest wine-producing country in the world.”
Today, it is alright to say that Husmann was right. Each of the fifty states produces wine, and the US is the fourth biggest wine producer in the world. Continue reading
People have been making wines for more than six millennia. That's 6,000 years of fascination with one single drink. The first evidence of wine from grapes has been found in Armenia, some 4100 years Before Christ.
And until the present day, people are obsessed with wines. They are so obsessed that they are willing to spend outrageous amounts of money for a taste of the best ones in the world.
Here we have a list of the top 10 most expensive wines worldwide. Like it or not, their price is a reflection of what people are willing to pay for them, and some in this list may be even higher at current market rate. Continue reading
When you think of wines, you probably think of the usual suspects – Spain, France, and Italy. The increasing popularity of wines has led to the emergence of various wines. Among these is Zinfandel wine. Coming almost exclusively from the United States, it is among the few wines that are thought of as American. It is a type of red wine, and it does offer something for everyone because of the range of styles it has. Continue reading