Category: New World

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    History Of Wine In Argentina

    As it is peculiar with most history of Argentina, the story of its wine production is also an interesting one. Many years ago, an average of twenty-two gallons of wine was consumed per person every year. At that same period, an average of one to two gallons of wine was consumed per person every year in America. Also, the import of wine to America was almost non-existence. Now, things have turned around as Argentina's consumption of wine has drastically reduced to ten gallons from the original twenty gallons while that of America rose to 2.5 gallons. Several compelling factors, such as economic, cultural, and historical factors, brought about the exportation of Argentine wine to America... Continue reading

  • Japanese wine country

    History Of Wine In Japan

    Viticulture in Japan dates back to 718 AD. The first consumption of wine recorded in Japanese history was in the 16th century. At this time, Jesuit Missionaries from Portugal came to Japan. The leader of the mission, presented European wines as gifts to woo the goodwill of the feudal lords who ruled the Japanese residents of Kyūshū at that time.

    The missionaries were accepted into the Japanese community. As the missionaries used wine in their meetings, Japanese indigenes gradually acquired a taste for imported wines made from grapes. The Japanese coined the term "chintashu," which was used to refer to the Portuguese red wine that was becoming quite popular during that period. Continue reading

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    Main Divide Riesling Pegasus Bay Review

    Moving into the sweet side of the spectrum, in a way strongly reminiscent of muscat wine, Main Divide Pegasus Bay is off-dry, and driven predominantly by sweet floral notes of honeysuckle and white fruits. As the riper fruit notes (apricot and other stone fruits) gradually fade away, a more tart note of citrus fruits (lime, predominantly) moves into the front of the palate and really rounds off the sweeter notes present... Continue reading

  • Chilean Wine

    The Booming Industry of Chilean Wine

    For decades, the wine industry was dominated by Old World and European countries. While the trend continues today, with Italy, Spain, and France being the top three producers of wine in 2014, there is a new player in the international wine industry. The Chilean wine has left a mark in the trade and is starting to make its name in the wine industry. Continue reading

  • New Zealand Wines

    New Zealand Wine – What does the island offer?

    A number of wines variety are made in New Zealand, and the most popular of them are the grassy whites with pungent odor made from Sauvignon Blanc in Marlborough. Another wine that proved itself worthy to New Zealand's terroir is the Pinot Noir and is home in Marlborough, Central Otago, and Martinborough, where wines are described as muscular and dense with strong dark fruit flavor. Continue reading