What a better way to enjoy the vibrant colors on the trees and appreciate the last days of warm weather than to drink a bottle…
American hybrid grapes are different than some of the traditional European wine grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay or Riesling. They have a different flavor profile, and sometimes even display kind of foxy or musky flavors and aromas, deemed unfavorable buy many connoisseurs. However, not only they make North Country viticulture possible, they are quickly gaining recognition among more adventurous consumers.
When you enter Lustau winery, a 19th century warehouse in the heart of Jerez, you end up in a cathedral-like space with vaulted ceilings and rough ochre sandy clay soil. The sunlight beats down through the high open windows to the long rows of barrels. The air is perfumed with beautiful sweet aromas of summer flowers, wood and soaked apples. You feel like time has stopped here. It’s quiet and tranquil. Inside thousands of barrels, sherry sleeps under the blanket of flor.
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…
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.