• Sacramental wine

    The role of wine in religion

    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

  • Andorran vineyards

    How much wine does the world drink?

    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

  • Honey Wine / Mead

    An Introduction to Honey Wine (Mead)

    Honey wine is considered as one of the oldest alcoholic beverages in the world. Thanks to Hollywood series, honey wine (mead) is always associated with fierce Vikings and medieval knights.

    Somewhere along the way in history, mead got suppressed by wine, beer, and other drinks. However, there is an impression that honey wine is making a comeback as more and more meaderies are open. Continue reading

  • Pinot Noir

    A Short Guide to the Wonderful World of Pinot Noir

    It is impossible to talk about red wines and not mention Pinot Noir. It is a variety that is notoriously difficult to grow and is known to thrive in some cooler climates. But if you got everything right, the reward will be an amazing light-bodied wine that excels with complexity, longevity, and elegance. Continue reading

  • Champagne Glasses

    Introductory Guide to Sparkling Wines from Around the World

    It’s easy to follow your habits and choose Champagne whenever searching for some bubbles. It is a tried-and-true choice that never goes out of fashion, at least not until the present time.

    Champagne is admired all over the world, and for a good reason. However, Champagne doesn't hold a monopoly over sparkling wines. So yes, it is the most popular choice, but there are so many fantastic sparkling wines out there! Continue reading

  • Wine tasting

    Everyman’s Guide to Wine Tasting

    Swirl the wine, smell it, and taste it! That’s what all sommeliers do. So what’s the big fuss, right? Well, not exactly. There is a bit more than just that. Luckily you got us to help you learn how to taste wine the right way.

    That doesn’t mean you will become a master wine taster overnight. But you will be able to build a solid foundation on which you can later build and refine your newly acquired taste for wine. Continue reading

  • UV Light Label

    Everything That You Need to Know About Fake Wine and Wine Fraud

    Fake news, fake products, fake art, fake money…

    It seems that we live in an age in which everything is plagiarized and counterfeited. Therefore, when you hear about fake wine, it shouldn’t be much surprising to you.

    We know it’s not a small thing. It’s already a massive issue that has the potential to disrupt the wine industry. Continue reading

  • 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

  • Rudy Kurniawan

    The Curious Case of Rudy Kurniawan – Greatest Wine Fraudster Ever

    Rudy Kurniawan is a name that is known well across the wine community. Once it was a name that was associated with an overwhelming love for fine wines, later it was known as wine fraud.

    His criminal career ended with his arrest on March 8th, 2012. A year later, he was found guilty on several charges of wine fraud and was sentenced to ten years of imprisonment. Furthermore, he was ordered to pay $20 million for his part in selling fake wines.

    This is his story and the events that led to his downfall and capture. 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