Category: THE BASICS

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

2014 record-breaking drought, how it affects California wines?

Sharing is caring!FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+LinkedinRedditStumbleUponTumblremailIt has been 10 years since California has seen another drought this severe.  Empty reservoirs and underground water threaten the livelihood of California agriculture; with this rate, the next best commodity to pour your life savings...

Excuse me! Wine, may I have your numbers? how many acres, vines, tons, barrels, bottles and glasses.

Sharing is caring!FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+LinkedinRedditStumbleUponTumblremailBefore you ask for Wine’s numbers, at least make sure it is old enough. When a vine is planted into the ground, any fruit buds in the first three years will be cut away.  This will...

The difference between White wine, Rose and Red wine?

Sharing is caring!FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+LinkedinRedditStumbleUponTumblremailWhite wine is white or pale, Rose is pink or brick and Red wine is red, purple or opaque in color.   Well, other than the obvious differences in color appearance, they are also different in how...

Wines get better with age, is that true?

Sharing is caring!FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+LinkedinRedditStumbleUponTumblremailYounger 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...

What are wine growing appellations and Terroir ?

Sharing is caring!FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+LinkedinRedditStumbleUponTumblremail Appellation is a specific geographic area designated for wine growing and wine making.  Each country has different sets of rules for each of their appellations.  Old World countries (Europe) have much stricter rules compared to...

Wines are like delicate fruits!

Sharing is caring!FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+LinkedinRedditStumbleUponTumblremailYou have to admit that there are so many aspects of wine. From buying it, storing it, enjoying it, pairing it with food, etc… That sometime feels overwhelming and quite possibly taking the joy out of...

California Champagne, Is there such thing?

Sharing is caring!FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+LinkedinRedditStumbleUponTumblremailThe name Champagne has become synonymous with the refreshing bubbly that we all come to love.  A celebration wouldn’t be complete without that magical pop followed by delicious taste of very expensive grape juice.  The alternative...

Wine making process, some science but mostly art

Sharing is caring!FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+LinkedinRedditStumbleUponTumblremailHarvest Grapes ripen! a very excited time of the year as everyone gear themselves ready.  As excited as everyone can be, on the other hand, the winemakers aren’t exactly jumping up and down.  This is a...