Buy a New Type of Wine Online

If you like Italian wine, then you may have tried Prosecco. If you are someone who loves reds, then you may have tasted Chianti. The sparkling Prosecco and the elegant Chianti are well known wines. They need little or no introduction. But many people do not know much about Italian wine beyond these two. There is sufficient awareness about French wines here in the UK, but Italian wine is mystified, partly owing to complicated classification and the lack of substantive marketing. There are scores of wines and many are much more affordable than the well-known ones that are waiting for your perusal. The next time you buy wine online, look for one of these. Continue reading Buy a New Type of Wine Online

The Reality of Decanting a Sparkling Wine

Traditionally and historically, decanting has been a process largely limited to red wines. Many strong white wines are decanted. Some wines that are not too strong are decanted to allow the trapped aromas to blossom and be more than just a subtle sensory experience. In recent years, sparkling wine is being decanted. The finest champagnes from France or the most expensive sparkling wines from Italy, such as premium prosecco or the treasured bottles from California, are still not decanted. The decision is the discretion of a sommelier. It is the job of a sommelier to know if a particular bottle or type of sparkling wine needs to be decanted. However, what are you supposed to do when you are at your home and there is no one to tell you if a bottle of sparkling wine should be decanted or you can raise a toast immediately after uncorking it. Continue reading The Reality of Decanting a Sparkling Wine