Category: THE BASICS

A refreshment course on Wine basics that later will ensure a more rewarding in-depth experience.

Spotting 6 wine flaws

Sharing is caring! Seeing an old bottle of wine from a reputable region could seem promising.  However, not all wines and all varietals are meant for aging, only a small percentage of wine, (less than 8%) are meant...

Tasting the price tags of wines

Sharing is caring! Price does not always equate to quality and it is very true for wines; there are some serious wine bargains in wine world, especially those from Castilla y Leon, Spain or Languedoc-Rousillon and Northern Rhone,...

Acidity in Wine

Sharing is caring! Often less talked about, acidity is arguably the most underappreciated taste when it comes to wine, maybe except for Champagne.  Ironically, without acidity, wines would be boring, lack of life and wouldn’t have any aging...

There’s more to Oak than just barrels

Sharing is caring! The best grapes will make the best wine, just like the best ingredients will make the best dishes.  In the kitchen, a Chef will simply chooses the right spices and seasonings to bring out the...

Oak and Wine, match made in heaven

Sharing is caring!Oak and Wine Hundreds of years ago, Oak barrels were used only to transport wines because there were durable, can be rolled along and stacked on.  Wine that was left in these barrels for many months...

Wines get better with age, is that true?

Sharing is caring!Younger wines were more expensive Couple of hundreds of years ago, before the age of glass bottles and corks, lack of technology and understanding of oxidation, wine never had good shelf-life and most were made to...