French wines are considered the best in the world. One reason is because they have standards that wines must meet in order to be allowed to have certain titles on their labels. They also have a wide variety of grape growing climates. Each region of France has its own wine characteristics.
Argentina and Chile are both good climates for wine grapes. Both countries are renowned for their reds, while also producing several notable white wines. While Argentina produces wine on a similar scale to the U.S., Chilean wines were nearly unheard of outside of Chile until very recently.
Wine is frequently blamed for causing headaches. While scientists are not sure exactly what the direct cause may be, there are several theories. Contrary to popular belief, sulfites are likely not the problem. There are several things you can try to avoid a wine-induced headache.
Aging wine can be a bit of a balancing act. But if you can leave your precious little bottles quietly resting in your cellar long enough, you will be delighted to see how the wine evolves and which subtle flavors and aromas come out at the right moment.
So how do you know at what temperature a wine needs to be served? My philosophy is to keep it simple and do what works for you. There are some rules of thumb but you really don’t need to be too concerned about degrees and numbers.
Rioja and Cava are popular exports from Spain but there is so much more that Spanish wines have to offer. Learn about the main regions and grapes of Spain and their designated marks of quality.
A quick guide to storing, handling, and opening wine.
Italy is split into numerous wine growing regions. Wine is a way of life in Italy and is served with most meals. This is a good start for navigating some of the Italian wines out there.
Navigating German wines can be intimidating at first but with these tips you will be able to decipher labels and know what you’re buying and drinking without taking any language lessons.
Wine and cheese have long been a traditional combination. It is important to pair the right wine with the right cheese.