The Bests Of Red Wines Revealed!

During the 1990s, a physician voiced on a national TV show that drinking red wine reduces heart disease. It made all the headlines. He cited the relatively lower levels of the disease in France despite their ever so famously high fat diets. Since that program, it seems that red wine health effects have been on the forefront of the wine consumer´s mind. You don’t know what to get for your next dinner party and the perfect food to go with your chosen bottle? Then it is high time that you learn the best kinds of red wines that are readily made available on the market. Basically, red wines are one classification of wines according to style. The other type of …

The Art Of Wine Tasting

The production of wine in France is tightly controlled by two organisations. The Instituit National des Appellations d’Origine (INAO). This body succeeded the Comite’ National des Appellations d’Origine after World War II and controls the hierachy of French quality wines. The other is the Service de Repression des Fraudes, which is responsible for seeing that the very complicated laws on wine production are carried out. On the French domestic market, every bottle carries a capsule conge’, or capsule with the government seal on it showing that the relevant tax has been paid. It also shows the wine’s quality status. You can easily detect a genuine wine expert by the way he handles the wine in terms of smelling and tasting …

Wine Tasting – Understanding The Wines Of France

Are you baffled by the huge variety of French wines and completely lost when it comes to deciding which wine will best suit your needs? Each of the eight wine producing regions of France specializes in producing wine of a particular type and flavor and this simple overview will hopefully make choosing French wines a little easier. Burgundy Burgundy wines are produced from the black Pinot Noir and Gamay grapes and from the white Chardonnay grape. The Pinot Noir is probably one of the world’s oldest grape varieties and is notoriously difficult to grow. It does however produce some of our best wines which are full-bodied and rich and at the same time can be light, soft and velvety. Pinot …

Easy Guide To Choosing The Right Wine

Wine is a perfect way to enjoy your favorite dinner. It makes the dinner even more enjoyable. The taste and the experience one enjoys via teaming up a perfect wine is awesome. However, pairing the right wine with your meal can be a nightmare. Most people are so confused about the rules associated with drinking wine for instance red wine goes well with meat and the white wine is just perfect for fish. Don’t get confused. All you require to do is to avoid so called rules for drinking wine and trust what suits your tastes and preferences. Here are some tips to enjoy a bottle of wine with your meal. a) Specialty shops: You should visit some shops that …

Burgandy, France – Famous For Its Wines

The terroir is a group of vineyards or vines from the same area which have a common soil and climate. And nowhere else, other than Burgundy in France, is it held so fondly. Burgundy is a region situated in central east France, which experiences bitter cold winters matched with beautiful warm summers. It is the home of 1.6 million inhabitants. Burgundy (Bourgogne) is famous throughout the world for its wines. Spanning over 31,500 square kilometers (over 12,000 square miles), with a 360 km (225 mi) strip stretching 100km (60 mi) south of Paris, down from south of Dijon to north of Rhoône, houses 99 different wine appellations. Ranging from the vibrant red Pommard and Corton to the medium Beaune — …

Wine Country Offers Great Family Fun

If you are planning a visit to San Francisco and you love wine, you might seriously wish to consider taking a day trip to one or more of the many vineyards that are only a short drive away. In fact, many of these vineyards offer packages that leave you free to taste all the wine you can handle without worries about drinking and driving. Even if you’ve never really tried many wines or don’t really find the flavor of the wines you have tried in the past to be pleasant, you may find yourself pleasantly surprised to discover that you do in fact have a great palate for the excellent wines that can be found in California’s Sonoma Valley and …

Wine Labels Decoded

Even for the avid wine drinker, deciding on a bottle of wine can be a daunting task with so many varieties of wine on the market today. Wine labels don’t help either with the various terms in foreign languages and the small print. Sometimes reading a wine label makes you feel like you need a secret decoder ring, but rest assured that this is not to confuse you the customer, but rather to help you. The information on the label is there to tell you about the wine and also the winery and conditions of production. Once you have an idea of what to look for on a wine label, deciphering it shouldn’t require much effort. The Brand Name: This …

An Introduction To Chardonnay

Chardonnay grape is the most popular type of white wine, found all over the world. The flavor, taste, and aroma of it will though, depending on where it was made and what processing methods were used. Chardonnay has a variety of different styles and flavors, and remains a major type of grape. As a result of it’s popularity, this fine wine spread throughout Europe and other locations of the world such as Australia and California. As more and more wine makers discovered Chardonnay, the fine wine began to grow quite well in South Africa and other areas as well. With it being a non aroma type wine, oak seems to work very well with it. The richest and most complex …

A Wine Tasting Morning: Nuits-saint-georges

On a morning’s tasting we met some of the best, and friendliest, winegrowers on the Côte de Nuits. After a visit to Vosne-Romanée we motored down the road to Nuits-Saint-Georges to met Fabienne Bony. Through the luxury Land Rover’s open windows our guide David pointed out the Romanée-Conti, La Tâche and Richebourg vineyards. Scenes from an oenological fairy tale, the two Australian couples with us gazed as David showed us how a strip of premier cru vines, Vosne Romanée Premier Cru Les Suchots and Beaumont, are surrounded to the left and right by grand crus. There are seven grands crus here, arguably the greatest of the Côte d’Or: Romanée-Conti, La Tâche, La Romanée, Romanée-Saint-Vivant and Richebourg in Vosne-Romanée cover 64.7 …

A Little Wine Goes A Long Way

Changing to a healthier diet needn’t mean you miss out on the good things in life … A question of balance: You’ve embarked on a diet – and have even discovered some exciting new recipes – but what about wine? According to doctors, a little bit of what you fancy does you good, so much so that heart attack patients in one Wiltshire hospital were given two glasses a day during their stay. It’s also a great stress reliever, helping you unwind at the end of a busy day. The secret is moderation – but by drinking less you can afford a few special bottles and expand your wine horizons. A world of choice: Start by taking a grape variety …