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Wines with altitude
We’ve all heard winemakers and salespeople proclaim certain bottles to be unique thanks to their “spectacular, high elevation” vineyard sites, but what exactly does “high elevation” mean when it comes to finished wine?
A unique wine by the Duero
Port wine is one of Europe’s greatest classics. Its history is vast, and fascinating. In fact, this wine and sherry’s (about which we’ve talked about here before) are the only ones that adopt distinct elaboration processes.
A walk through California's vineyards
‘Sideways’ is about the lives of two 40-somethings with contrary personalities who go on a trip to Santa Barbara’s vineyards. The movie presents a great panoramic of the American crops.
Cava: the Spanish sparkling wine
Always linked to parties or celebrations, this liquid bliss, a passion of all, conquers more and more space around the world. Nowhere behind the French wines, the Spanish variety has reached the most remote corners of the planet.
Sherry wine decoded
Sherry, for ages one of the most tradition-bound, staid and ignored wines in the world, is surging in popularity. A new generation of wine drinkers is embracing this idiosyncratic, fortified product from Spain’s deep south.
The pleasure of the aromas
Sometimes we place our noses on the wine glass merely because we see other people doing it; and in other occasions we realize there’s something there, therefore we can’t properly identify it.
The world’s most exclusive champagnes
Based on the exclusivity idea, we have come across three of the world’s most exclusive champagnes, and explain in this article what their main characteristics are.
The world’s best wine
It seems that everything needs to have a best, a biggest, or a #1. Currently there are competitions for practically everything, and when it comes to wine, it’s not any different. But is it that important to know that?
Wine served on planes
The opinions are almost always the same: “food served on board is stale.” This has been one of the main reasons for the development of studies organized by the airlines. But what happens to wine?
How should I store my wine?
Proper wine storage depends on achieving and maintaining the optimal conditions for wine: cool and consistent temperature, high and consistent humidity, physical stability, darkness, and an absence of strong odors.
Sparkling wines have been having their consumption increased significantly. In parts, that happens because champagne is no longer seen as a product for festive dates, as it used to be. It has been also seen as an option to accompany meals.
The perfect serving temperature
Thjis month we'll tackle an excellent topic: the right temperature to serve wine. Plus, some insight on the grape varieties of Bordeaux, and the (puzzling) difference between sauvignon blanc and fumé blanc.
Five Ways to Spot a Good Wine
Here is a shocker: Good wine is neither expensive, nor old. So how do you know what makes for a good bottle of vino? Well, for starters, it is deep, complex and stays with you long after you've tasted it.
Piedmont, a great food and wine experience
In Northeast Italy is one of the country’s main wine regions, Piedmont. We could easily say it is one of the world’s most important area due to the production of great wine, such as the Barolo, which as conquered the palate of people worldwide.
Wine all year round
It is clear people who live in countries which are wine producers drink much more than the world average. In Argentina, for example, it is estimated each person drinks 30 liters of wine per year. In Brazil this number decreases to 2 liters per year.
Cava: another great sparkling wine
Without a doubt, when we talk about sparkling wine, our main reference is Champagne, in France. Therefore, there are others sparkling wines that we cannot help but mention, such as the ones that come from Penedès region in Catalonia, Spain.
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