Ice wine is a type of dessert wine produced from grapes that have been frozen while still on the vine. It’s intensely flavored wine, that can be made from different types of grapes (red and white).
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.
Arroz De Pato is a traditional Portuguese dish that combines duck confit with seasoned rice and chouriço sausage. I love cooking and wherever I go I’d always ask my local friends to cook with me. It can be a dish they remember from their childhood, a family recipe or just something easy to make, with few ingredients but with the local touch. This time in Porto I asked my dear friend Carolina to cook with me something her family would eat normally at home, perhaps with a group of friends. Arroz de Pato was her first choice.
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.