Category: Sparkling Wine

  • 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

  • Cava wine

    Cava Wine – The wine and the beauty behind

    Cava (with it's home in Penedes, Catalonia) is a Spanish sparkling wine mainly made from Macabeu white grape. It's light bitter finish, and lemony flavor has a taste similar to green almonds made from a specific variety of grapes grown in the region. Continue reading

  • Syrah Wine

    A Comprehensive Guide to Syrah Wine

    Syrah is pretty much a synonym for a dark, full-bodied red wine, with its dark fruit flavor varying from savory black olive to sweet blueberry. Winemakers often blend it with varieties such as Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, or even the richer Mourvedre, to make it taste more complete. Continue reading

  • Is Champagne wine? Is Rosé Champagne really champagne?

    Is Champagne wine? Differences from sparkling wine

    Champagne is made from a blend of grapes (typically Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier) which are then fermented. Champagne can be made from a blend of different wines, and even often difference vintages - the exception being in the case of "vintage" champagne which is unsurprisingly comprised only of a single vintage. Continue reading