Category: Red Wine

  • Italian Red Wines

    Top Italian Red Wines For Everyone

    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

    A Personal Guide to the Amazing World of Dessert Wines

    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

  • Wine and steak

    The Ultimate Guide on How to Pair Wine and Steak

    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

  • 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