Category: Wine Facts
The days of Australian wine being synonymous with over-extracted, unbalanced fruit juice are mercifully past us. Yet to a certain extent, and among a certain generation of consumers, the stigma has proven to be frustratingly persistent.
Sure, there are plenty of massively styled reds being produced Down Under, but that’s the case around the world, and to discuss them as if they’re in any way emblematic of an entire country’s—and in this, an entire continent’s!—wine culture is grossly inaccurate.
Painting New Zealand with too broad a brush leads to missing the full picture–it may take some work to find Kiwi wines on the American market that aren’t Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, but it’s well worth the effort.Read More
Austria’s famous cultural fastidiousness has been particularly acute when it comes to Sekt, the country’s sparkling wine. While Sekt has been produced since the 1840s, the market is just now seeing the results of Austria’s new sparkling wine designation, under the moniker Österreichischer Sekt mit geschützter Ursprungsbezeichnung (g.U.), which stands for “Austrian Sekt with Protected Designation of Origin” (PDO).Read More
In a special Op-Ed authored for Seven Fifty Daily, Dan Petroski, winemaker for Larkmead Vineyards and Massican Winery, offered a stark view of how climate change will impact Napa Valley in the coming years. The piece inspired a lot of questions for us. We reached out to Petroski for comment on some of the matters we feel are most important for students of wine.Read More
French wine has always spoken to my heart and palate, so it is no mystery that I am drawn to the wines of one of the most historically important wine regions in the world, Bordeaux. My most recent travels took me on a wine adventure to a villa in Saint Émilion and exploration of the region. While you can learn most everything from a book, here are five Bordeaux wine facts that became clearer after visiting the region:Read More
#CabFrancDay is fast approaching on Sunday, December 4th. How can you prepare? All you need to do is purchase a bottle of Cabernet Franc by 8pm EST on its special day, when Lori Budd founder of #CabFrancDay will host the second annual #CabFrancDay Twitter chat. Then pop the cork and join the fun!Read More
The idyllic country of New Zealand is made up of two little drops in the ocean, two unspoiled...Read More