Category: Wine and Health

  • Man with Hangover

    The Subtle Art of Avoiding a Hangover – Backed By Real Science

    For most of us, a good night out includes two major ingredients: the company of people we like to hang out with and having drinks. And by drinks, we don't mean soft drinks like Coke or Pepsi, but something with some alcohol in it.

    From time to time, we tend to forget how much enough is enough. In those cases, there are two scenarios; one before we leave the bar and another, bit more challenging when we wake up in the morning. Continue reading

  • Organic winemaking

    What is organic wine?

    To begin, we need to go back to 1981 when the term “organic farming” was first introduced to the world. The legal definition of organic farming says it is “farming which uses no synthetic chemical products”. This means the farmers can’t use many types of fungicides, fertilizers, and pesticides that can have a negative influence on the environment.

    But in winemaking, that's only half the story as organic winemaking is a process that takes place in both the vineyard and the winery... Continue reading

  • What is fortified wine?

    What is Fortified Wine?

    Fortified wine is developed by adding a distilled spirit. In most cases, it’s brandy. Why distilled spirits are added to the wine, what are its main features, what are the main types of fortified wines, are some of the most common questions about fortified wines. Here we will elaborate on all those answers and will try to reveal the true essence of the fortified wine. Continue reading

  • Wild fermentation

    What is Wild Fermentation in Wine?

    Wild fermentation is not some new buzzword destined to go away after a while. Wild fermentation has been around since people realized that grape could be turned into a fantastic beverage.

    For some time, wild fermentation left forgotten and rarely mentioned in some conversations between true wine aficionados.

    But nowadays, it’s turning into a trend and gaining real momentum. Here we will explain what wild fermentation is all about. 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

  • Fruit wine label

    Fabulous fruit wines for an alternative tipple

    Grapes are traditionally the expected defining ingredient in wine. It is the fruit that people used for making wine for thousands of years and tradition will likely go on as long as there are people on earth.

    However, that doesn’t mean that wine is made exclusively from grapes. On the contrary, wine can be also made from many other fruits, from berries to citrus fruits, and pretty much anything in between.

    Here we will look at some of the most popular fruit wines in the world. Each of them has something special about it, and each of them is unique. Continue reading

  • Blueberry wine

    Blueberry wine – A beautiful alternative to grapes?

    Blueberry wine is increasingly rising in popularity. In the past, many of us have only ever tried the classic beverages made of red and white wine from grapes. Even though blueberry wine is not as famous as its cousins made from the grape, it has increasingly gained popularity in recent years. One of the primary reasons for this is because wine consumers have discovered the nutritional benefits of blueberry wine. This has resulted in a rising demand of the different varieties of blueberry wine and in fact, some wine enthusiasts just love to make this sweet drink at the comfort of their homes. Continue reading

  • Elderberry wine is produced from elderberries

    Elderberry wine – a fruity alternative to the classics

    When we talk about wine, the classic grapes will be what springs to mind, since grapes are by far the most common fruits associated with winemaking. However, this does not mean that they are the only option. There are plenty of fruits used to make wine including blueberries, dark berries, huckleberries, elderberries, plums, pears, apples and many others. Specifically, elderberries are used to make the Elderberry wine which can even be as good as their horticultural cousin, grapes, that produce the classics. Continue reading

  • Plum wine blossom from trees

    A Simple Guide to Plum Wine

    If you are seeking a balanced drink with aromatic notes, then plum wine could be your best choice. The main problem with wines produced from other fruit than grapes are that they contain imbalanced proportions of tannins, alcohol, and acidity levels. You will find them advertising themselves as sweet balanced drinks, but instead of getting a balanced and low alcohol taste when you consume, you get the blistering taste of moonshine. Plum wine, in contrast, defies this and is typically a relatively balanced liquor... Continue reading

  • Antioxidants in red wine

    Red wine benefits for health, life, and more

    Red wine benefits for your health has been a hotly debated issue for some time. Many people believe that a glass of red wine each day (as was common for vast swathes of history) is a valuable part of a healthy diet which may help to lower the risk of various diseases - notably including heart disease. Continue reading