My first acquaintance with Southwest France was very brief. Driving from Barcelona to Bordeaux I was just passing through, deep in thoughts about the legendary wine region of Bordeaux and its grand crus that I was hoping to visit.
Fleurie – this is what comes to mind when spring is here, and everything is blooming, growing, and flourishing. And even though name of this beautiful cru Beaujolais has nothing to do with nature, delicate bouquet, floral flavors, and silky texture of its wine make it number one choice for spring and early summer drinking.
Bulgaria is one of the oldest wine regions, with 3000 years of history. It may have experienced some difficulties through the years of transitional economy (the 90s), which negatively affected the image of the local wine industry, but with sufficient investments, technological innovations and marketing efforts the situation has been completely changed. Today Bulgaria produces world quality wines with exceptional value at very welcoming price points. Read on to learn more about Bulgarian wines…
Even though the weather in New York has been generous lately, it still technically winter, and all I want is to cuddle up in a blanket and enjoy a glass of big luscious wine that would keep my heart warm and comfort spirit. So I made a list of wines, that you should definitely try this season before it ends.
When it comes to learning about wine, there is a plenty of wine books out there to choose from.
If you are a beginner who is fascinated about wine and want to learn about it, or maybe you just want to feel more confident when choosing wine for your next barbeque or a romantic dinner, this blog post is for you. I selected 5 wine books that will help you to choose wine with confidence and to drink with joy.
Have you ever wondered what Orange Wine is?
In short, it’s a white wine made like red. It’s made from white grapes only. The juice is left in contact with the grape skins and seeds in a vessel. Oxidation and a long skin contact the wine creates a deep orange-hued wine with a very particular taste. Learn what orange wine tastes like, how to pair it with food and serve. Here is your orange wine guide with wine recommendations.
With Christmas and New Year’s approaching, we are all trying to stock our home bars for parties, family dinners or just for ourselves to feel the festive cheer this holiday season. But what a better way to toast Christmas than with a glass of bubbly? Here is your holiday guide to fabulous sparkling wines from around the world that deliver great quality and flavor at a reasonable price.
When learning about wine I try to focus on one country at a time. I’ve been recently obsessed with Portuguese wine, so it is no surprise Portugal became number one destination on my bucket list.
Before going there I knew very little about Portuguese wine, but this is the whole idea of travel for me – to learn wine by strolling through the vineyards, meeting winemakers, tasting wine, pairing it with local food and further exploring wine culture and tradition.
I often think about how wine is a form of art. This summer I encountered a very interesting person, who is not only a winemaker but an architect and lover of all things art. He believes that ‘wine is an art form, and that it goes hand in hand with painting, music, poetry, architecture… where we search to find the perfect balance.’ Jose Joaquim Da Silva Perdigão is the man behind the wine of Quinta do Perdigão.