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
Fig is one of the most widespread and oldest fruits within the Mediterranean basin. It is also grown in other places around the world that host a similar dry and warm climate. Figs are high in sugars and low in organic acid. Thanks to that, people can make fig wine... Continue reading
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
The terms "New World" and "Old World" are used as geographical references to determine the location where the wine was initially produced. Therefore, the term "old world wines" is reserved for wines produced in Europe and the Mediterranean countries. On the other hand, the world "new world wines" covers wines produced in Australia, the USA, South Africa, New Zealand, Argentina, and Chile. Continue reading
Chardonnay is by far the most popular white wine in the world. It is a variety that can easily adapt to almost any climate and terrain in the world. It comes in an array of styles, and many price points. It is a wine enjoyed by everyone, which has an army of loyal followers. Continue reading
Merlot is a black-skinned berry that is as fleshy as it is juicy, and that gives delicious red wine. Fun is always guaranteed with Merlot, no matter who is throwing the party. There are five noble grape varieties in Bordeaux, and Merlot is one of them.
Currently, Merlot is grown on virtually all continents where there are vineyards. Winemakers often like to blend Merlot with Cabernet Sauvignon to balance out Cabernet's mouth-drying tannins. Continue reading
So, you've bought wine, and you don't plan to drink it right away. At the same time, you don't want it to go bad or its taste to be compromised before you open it. You don’t even have a fancy wine cellar to preserve it.
There are a few things to consider when storing your new bottle of wine. Whether you have one or a hundred wine bottles, the following tips can help you store your wine properly until you are ready to drink it. Continue reading
Throughout time, wine has played a role in pretty much everything, and religions are not an exception. On the contrary, some religions such as Islam forbid drinking wine or any other type of alcohol to that matter. In some, wine plays a significant role. Continue reading
Wine is loved everywhere, from Europe to the Americas and Asia. It has been the favorite drink to both kings and peasants for hundreds of centuries now.
Each year, the OIV collects data and creates a report on global grapes production, table grapes production, dried grapes production, wine production, wine consumption, and international wine trade. Continue reading