Category: Red Wine

  • Australian Vineyards

    Five Outstanding Australian Red Wines

    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

  • Chilling wine

    A Simple Guide to Chilling Wine

    Sometimes even the simplest tasks require a complex approach. Fortunately, you don’t have to worry about chilling wine as it is not one of those tasks. Just stick to some basic guidelines, and you can serve wine at the optimal temperature like a pro.

    But to get there, you need to arm yourself with some knowledge on how to properly chill wine. Continue reading

  • French vineyard

    French Red Wines for Absolute Beginners

    France is arguably the home of wine on the world stage. With hundreds of famous vineyards, and a rich history of viniculture, it's hard to find somewhere more synonymous with the world of wine than France.

    Here, we introduce you to the most common red wine varieties in France - their history, their origins, their tastes. Read ahead! 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

  • Wine blending

    Wine Blending – Why are Some Wines Blended?

    Blending wine can be a very rewarding experience. But at the same time, it is not without its challenges. If you are new in the exciting world of wines, you might want to learn more about wine blending before making any attempts.

    Let’s dive into the world of wine blending, why winemakers do it, how they do it, what are its benefits, and why some wines are blended while others aren’t. Continue reading

  • Aging wine and flavor

    What Happens To Wine As It Ages?

    Time changes everything, including wines. Over time, wine can change its aroma, color, and flavor. Whether the changes will be good for the wine or not is another matter. Here’s an overview of what happens to wine as it ages.

    When wine is young, it has all of its basic flavors, like apricot in Viognier, plum in Merlot, or grassiness in Sauvignon Blanc. Furthermore, it is possible to find secondary notes related to the winemaking process, such as the vanilla flavor of oak. Continue reading

  • Sweetness in wine

    What is Sweetness in Wine?

    Sweetness in wine is one of those wine topics that is surrounded by a lot of misconceptions. Most people that love wine, but are not much educated on wines, think of sweetness as something that is solely dependent on the grape variety.

    Well, they are wrong! If you want to learn a few more practical things about sweetness in the wine, then keep on reading. Continue reading

  • Red wine v white wine

    Antioxidants in Wine

    Drinking wine is good for your health, and that's a mantra that has been going on forever. To be more precise moderate wine drinking is what's good for your health, anything beyond that, and the health effect is diminished.

    Thanks to social media, most people also know that antioxidants in wine are the main reason why wine is good for our health, and they are the ones that make a positive difference. But at the same time, their knowledge of the subject stops there. Continue reading

  • Mendoza vineyards

    History of Malbec Wine

    Malbec wasn’t a known name until some two decades ago when Argentina introduced it to the world. It was in the late 1990s when affordable Argentinian Malbec showed on the European and North American markets. Until then, the Australian Shiraz was the undisputed king of inexpensive, yet very popular, easy-drinking red wines.

    Malbec was an immediate game-changer and soon started making an impact on that part of the wine market. Its sudden rise was attributed to the fact that many wine lovers have already tried French versions labeled as Cahors or Bordeaux. Continue reading

  • Natural tannins

    Tannins in Wine? – Here’s Everything You Need to Know

    Tannins occur naturally in seeds, plants, wood, fruit skins, leaves, and bark. The technical term for tannins is polyphenols. Polyphenols are a type of macromolecules that are a combination of both oxygen and hydrogen.

    Wine tannins come from stems, seeds, grape skins, and oak barrels. When stems, seeds, and skins soak in juice, tannins are released. The more time they spend in the juice, the more tannin is released. Continue reading