Vintage Love The body, the legs, the breathing time, the fruitiness — there are so many ways to judge a glass of wine that many sophisticated palettes are easily offended by a ‘lesser’ wine. One example of a vintage scorned is world-famous Madeira wine which has endured years of sniffing noses being turned up at its humble
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It’s recently been announced that Laithwaite’s is going to put greater emphasis on its Eastern European wine selection after seeing sales double over the last 12 months. Beth Willard, the wine merchants’ buyer for Spain and Eastern Europe, said: “We have almost doubled sales and we currently have big plans to introduce new countries from
Wine Varieties for A Variety of Asian Dishes Wine doesn’t have a long history with Asian food, so wine lovers have only recently discovered how to pair the two. With the nearly-pure-alcohol baijiu, akin to our white lightning, in China and the variety of sake in Japan, Asia as a whole has not traditionally made
How Global Warming will Change Wine Regions The Earth’s climate is shifting and winegrowers are paying close attention. Generally, the globe as a whole is warming. The warming of polar Arctic and Antarctic regions has caused more dramatic seasonal polar ice melts and results in the Earth absorbing more heat, since the shrinking white ice
Are the Prosecco Police Stepping Out of Line? This is a headline you really couldn’t make up, the Italian authorities have employed a crack team of wine police to patrol bars and restaurants. Led by wine expert Andrea Battistella, this team isn’t on the lookout for boozy revellers, it is fighting back against sub-standard wine.
How your choice of wine glass can affect the taste You would never consider drinking a fine wine from a plastic cup but many wine drinkers through either skepticism or ignorance choose the wrong glassware for their favourite wines. It may sound unlikely but the type of glassware you serve your wine in can have
Abruzzo According to the United Nations, Italy is the world’s leading wine producers, famous for the likes of Barolo, Amarone and Brunello. A good Brunello often sells for a hundred dollars. But don’t worry. You don’t have to spend a fortune to buy good Italian wine. South of Tuscany lies the region of Abruzzo. A