You must have encountered the constant chatter about the great quality of aged wine. No one really defines this greatness. There are no metrics available to assess this greatness or the quality. Wining is always a subjective experience. Your likes may be dislikes for another connoisseur. Hence, you should always focus on your preferences instead of fretting about age when you buy wine. Let us debunk this whole concept of old or aged wine once and for all. Continue reading Don’t Fret about Age when you Buy Wine
Whether you have just embarked on a journey to become a connoisseur or you are one already, you are perhaps aware of wine subscriptions. If you are not, then a quick search will show you how many there are.There is no dearth of wine deals available today, both offline and online. You can buy cases of wine and get a generous discount. There are perennial discounts on many brands but they may not be too exciting. You can rely on stock clearance sales to get some steals. You may also go for special bottles of wines that come at markdown prices. If you want a sustained supply of great wines at good prices, then you may want to consider a subscription. Continue reading Can a Subscription get you the Best Wine Deals?
You may buy cases of red wine or white wine. You may go for a mixed case. Some people recommend a safe combination of two sparkling wines, five red wines and five white wines. Many people play it safer by going for two or three bold reds and the other reds being milder, two or three soft whites and the other whites being bolder and the sparkling wines can be your favourites. The reason why such a balance is recommended is rather simple as you would not have deal with disliking a wine and living with the spent money. You would also be able to avoid a situation where in a bottle has to be discarded. Continue reading Always Choose Mixed Cases of Red Wine
There is no dearth of wine offers apparently. There is a dearth of really good wine offers. The bestselling wines will rarely be a steal. You cannot hope for bargains when a particular variety of wine, a certain blend or a specific year of production, is in huge demand. You will find that most wine offers are promoting brands, varieties and years that are largely unheard of or not so popular among connoisseurs. This is your first criterion while assessing such offers. You need relevant offers, not any promotional discount that does not offer you a great wine. Continue reading How to Choose the Best Wine Offers
You may be aware that Prosecco wine can be dry, extra dry or brut. There are other variants as well. The sweetness and dryness are not the only two differentiating characteristics. The quality of Prosecco wine depends on the actual type of Glera grape grown in the nine different provinces of northeastern Italy. Prosecco is a sparkling wine but there is a still variant as well. Not every Prosecco wine is equally bubbly. The fizz does vary greatly. There are also different winegrowing regions within the provinces that are recognised for Prosecco wine. Continue reading Varying Qualities of Prosecco Wine
French wine is some of the best in the world, but if you are like many, your knowledge of French vineyards stops and ends with Champagne. So let me help you. Below are my pick of the top five French vineyards currently producing some of the ” rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>best French wine on the market. Continue reading Top five French wines and vineyards
Prosecco wine can be an amazing gift. It is an appropriate gift for any joyous occasion. There are many reasons why Prosecco gifts have become quite popular in recent years. Many people have completely shunned the champagne and opted for Prosecco wine as the de facto choice. Since Prosecco is a sparkling wine, although it is not always bubbly, it has become a suitable alternative to the more expensive sparkling wine from the Champagne region in France. Continue reading Four Reasons to Buy Prosecco Gifts
Some red wines should always be decanted. Others don’t really need decanting but you may consider it for a few specific reasons. Decanting is a process that allows the sediments in red wine to settle down. Decanting is an age old practice. The basic concept has remained unchanged for centuries. The vessel we use to decant wines today has also remained the same for over three hundred years. Let us quickly discuss the basics of decanting a red wine. Continue reading Should you Decant a Red Wine?
You will hear most people say that wine is an acquired taste. Even connoisseurs who are really serious about their wining often endorse this belief. Wine is not an acquired taste. It does require some familiarity for anyone to appreciate the finer nuances of different types of wine. However, you can like one wine and dislike another. This does not reflect on how familiar you are with different wines. Those who drink nothing but wine have a long list of variants that they don’t like. Most people have a shortlist of wines they would like on any given day, or evening. Continue reading How to Find the Best Wine for your Palate
When most people think of wine they think of Italy. And with very good reason, some of the most famous vineyards in the world are housed in Italy and are responsible for some of the best Italian wines that the country has to offer. Continue reading Italian Wine