You can get free wine delivery provided you are buying a case. Not many stores will offer free shipping if you buy only one bottle, unless it is an expensive vintage. Many people buy wine by the case to save on shipping. Many prefer to pick up their wines after purchasing them online. You can definitely click and collect or get the wines shipped to a convenient spot where you can pick up your goodies. Regardless of how you wish to approach wine delivery, you have to factor in some costs or conveyance. Continue reading Everything you need to know about Wine Delivery
There is no dearth of wine deals whether you shop online or at a store. The larger retail brands, especially those specializing in wholesale, will have better prices. Online stores have just as great offers but smaller stores will not be able match the prices of larger ones as they have the advance of procuring wines at bulk rates. You may prefer to shop online or offline. You have to be a serial browser regardless of where you wish to shop. Continue reading Be a Serial Browser to Find the Best Wine Deals
Prosecco wine should be served chilled. It does not have to be very cold. The temperature of the wine when brought out of the fridge or its cool storage should be between ten to fifteen degrees Celsius. The wine should taste fine even if the temperature is up to twenty degrees. It is best to use some ice to keep the bottle cool as you indulge in every sip. Do not add ice to the sparkling wine. Continue reading How to Serve Prosecco Wine
Wine is not necessarily vegan. It is not even vegetarian. If you are scratching your head wondering what the difference is, well, vegetarian diets include some animal products such as milk or cheese, but vegan diets exclude all foods derived from animals. Wines are made from grapes so they must be vegetarian and vegan. But wines rely on a process known as fining and for that a few ingredients are used which make wines non-vegan and perhaps non-vegetarian too. Continue reading What is Vegan Wine?
France has dominated the wine scene for several decades. Spain came a close second, but Italy was languishing until recently despite being an older wine producing region than both its western neighbours. Italian wine was brought to France by the Romans. France flourished in the modern times and started making what went on to become classics. As French wine was being celebrated around the world throughout much of the twentieth century, Italian wine was more rustic and obviously cheaper. All that changed in the sixties and by the end of the century, Italian wine was as respected as its French and Spanish counterparts. Continue reading Contemporary Facts about Italian Wine
You can store uncorked white wine, usually up to five days if you keep it in a fridge. You may use your regular refrigerator or a wine fridge. A regular fridge should not be set at its coolest because the temperature will drop below six degrees Celsius and that is not good for whites. A wine fridge will cost you a few hundred dollars but it is worthwhile if you are a connoisseur. Continue reading Can You Store Uncorked White Wine?
There are some dos and don’ts pertaining to serving sparkling wine. You can do as you like but then you may not have the most satiating experience. The first step is to refrigerate the bottle you have purchased. Do not let it get warm. Put it in the fridge immediately after you get home. If it is winter and the temperature is well below ten degrees Celsius, then you have some time to spare. It is necessary to refrigerate sparkling wine in winter too as the temperature outside will fluctuate. Such wines do not fare well in fluctuating temperatures. Continue reading The Right Way to Serve and Drink Sparkling Wine
Red wine does not have to be refrigerated. There is not exact temperature for all red wines. Most experts agree that sixty to sixty eight degrees Fahrenheit or sixteen to twenty degrees Celsius is the best range. Some reds may have to be refrigerated but only if you are certain and have been recommended so by the winemaker. You can safely store reds in a dry and cool place that is well shielded from sunlight. You should not keep reds in any place that gets exposed to direct sunlight. You should also avoid any exposure to indirect sunlight. This is why most people prefer to keep wines in their basement or inside a cabinet. Continue reading How to Store Red Wine
So many wines (and so many great wine deals)!, but so little time. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by your choices at the wine aisle, read these shopping tips from sommeliers! It will help you find a great bottle even if you don’t know anything about wine. Continue reading How to pick a great bottle of wine
Buying and tasting wine is a lot of fun, but it requires a little knowledge about the subject to do that with any confidence or certainty. What follows is a concise beginner’s guide to fine wine, by no means an exhaustive expose on vino. However, the information contained within will at least help you navigate through your options. Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to Fine Wine