Italy has been famous for its wine and wine-makers since Roman times. Today that tradition continues as every region in Italy produces wine. In fact, the country of Italy has over one million acres of vineyards under cultivation, most remarkably indicating how much Italians love their wine. Each region is special ...
April 28, 2017Ingrid
Have you ever come across what appear to be white flakes floating in your bottle of wine? Did you assume that this snow-globe appearance somehow meant the wine was flawed or ruined? What you had most likely seen are tartaric crystals, commonly referred to as "wine diamonds" or Weinstein ("wine stone") ...
April 26, 2017Ingrid
A discussion about branding is generally not a conversation anticipated with excitement. If you're a marketing type it can be characterized as maybe interesting. But, promising most people an indepth discussion on the subject of wine branding; heck, we might have no one accepting an invitation to our dinner party. ...
April 24, 2017Ingrid
Over the past twenty years the wine industry has witnessed the introduction of many new bottle closures. The stated intention with the new closures was / is to provide an alternative to traditional, natural wine corks with the promise of improving an assortment of factors. Some allowed easier removal. Some ...
April 22, 2017Ingrid
Let us describe some of the popular wine varieties and the regions where they come from in this article. First, let's describe popular white wines. Chardonnay for examples are typically made in California, France, Australia and many other places in the world. A Sauvignon Blanc are typical from California, France, ...
April 20, 2017Ingrid
You're in the middle of a romantic evening with your favorite someone, sharing a tasty little red vino you discovered on your latest wine tour and BAM! - suddenly you're in the middle of a major gastronomical crisis. Forget about romance. You've got a four-alarm fire raging through your midsection ...
April 18, 2017Ingrid
The beauty of wine is that it is all different. Each has its own color, flavor profile, body, nose, notes, tannin levels and finish. The experience of each is taken into consideration when a really fine crystal wine glass is crafted. The size, shape, lip--everything-about the glass is researched so ...
April 16, 2017Ingrid
Many wine drinkers think there is a problem when they see tartrate crystals in the bottom of their wine glass. But there is absolutely nothing to worry about, apart from visually. The potassium tartrate crystals or 'wine diamonds', as they are sometimes called, are formed naturally during the course of ...
April 14, 2017Ingrid
In simple terms, blending wine means mixing or combining two or more wines and coming up with something new. It is done for various reasons like To obtain better color To improve or enhance aroma To adjust the sweetness, the pH of the wine or the levels of tannin For ...
April 12, 2017Ingrid
Drinking wine is different from drinking other everyday beverages, such as soda or fruit juice. It is true that wine can also be drunk and swallowed without paying much attention. While many drinks we consume go down fast and without a second thought, consuming wine this way is to miss ...
April 10, 2017Ingrid