Category: White Wine

  • 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

  • Salmon and wine

    Everything You Need to Know About Pairing Wine with Salmon

    You are serving salmon for special occasions, and yet you are not sure which wine you should choose. As a general rule, salmon should be served along with a full-bodied white wine such as white pinot noir, white burgundy, white rioja, viognier, and so on. You get the picture!

    That's the short answer for those who are in a rush and need to obtain a bottle or a few for the upcoming dinner.

    However, if you have several minutes, keep on reading. We promise that we won’t turn you into a high flying sommelier, but we will share some pretty practical knowledge on pairing salmon and wine. 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

  • Dry white wine

    Dry White Wines – A Simple Guide

    There is an army of wine aficionados that prefer to drink dry white wines over any other wines. Dry wines such as Riesling, Pinot Grigio, and Sauvignon Blanc can be found in almost any part of the world where there are vineyards. Wine aficionados cherish them because they can be easily paired with various foods, as well as because of their crisp flavors. Then there is the fact that they are amazingly refreshing during the warm summer months. 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