How to Choose the Best Wine Offers

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

Varying Qualities of Prosecco Wine

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

Top five French wines and vineyards

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

Four Reasons to Buy Prosecco Gifts

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

Should you Decant a Red Wine?

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?

How to Find the Best Wine for your Palate

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

Should you Decant a White Wine?

Decanting is a process used to allow the sediment in aged wines to settle down.

The practice dates back to Ancient Rome. Even then, they used glass decanters, not very different from the ones we use today. However, the contemporary decanters have stoppers which we can use to control how much aeration we would like. These stoppers date back to decanters made by the British in the eighteenth century. Continue reading Should you Decant a White Wine?