Italy is the biggest wine producer in the world. Although the country’s winemaking history dates back over 4,000 years it is only in the forty years that it has become wildly popular worldwide. Tuscany plays a very important role in Italy’s wine culture, both past and present. It is the second largest producing wine region
Italian Wines: A Taste Of Viticultural Passion Italy has enjoyed a rich and passionate relationship with wine and food over many thousands of years and plays an integral part in Italian gastronomical culture. The country’s wide variety of climates and soil conditions has helped it produce some of the world’s most loved wines. To get
It may seem obvious that a wine that is too warm or too cold can be detrimental to a wine’s enjoyment. However, did you know that small changes in serving temperature can change a wine’s aromas and flavours, making the difference between a beautiful glass of wine and something boring, flat, or nondescript? Serving wine
Almost like siblings, wine and cheese have spent centuries enjoyed alongside each other. In many regions, beloved pairings have been a staple of dinner tables and dessert courses, and have been adapted to better complement each other. Both food and wine are quite subjective, and even the most popular wines and cheeses have their detractors.
Australia has become renowned for the production of world-class wines, from fruity whites to hearty reds there is a style that all wine lovers will enjoy. With a winemaking history dating back to the 1700s, the Australian wine credentials are nothing shy of spectacular. In this guide, we walk you through some of the country’s
One of the most prolific wine-producing countries in the world is Argentina. The hugely varied wine regions of Argentina have produced many incredible vintages that have attracted attention around the world. Because of the extreme terrain where many of these vineyards are located, Argentina is a great place to vacation. You can enjoy incredible wine,
When you think of sparkling wine, most people think of the two major players – Champagne and Prosecco. If you love a glass of bubbly, you’ll be happy to know that there are tons of interesting sparkling wines out there. Whether your taste leans towards French wines from the Champagne region, Italian sparkling wines, or
Greece is one of the oldest wine producing destinations in the world, and Greek wine has come a long way in the last 6,500 years. Much of their early prestige and trading power came from their wine, and celebrations of Dionysus, the Greek god of wine, were key in establishing Greek influence all over the
Rosé wine is the perfect summer sipper and has become extremely popular across North America in recent years. But did you know it’s probably the oldest type of wine? There are a number of different methods used to make rosé, but the oldest way is to simply leave the grape skins, seeds, and stems (called
When hosting a summer BBQ, too many people make the mistake of assuming that these events call for beer rather than wine. Often, that’s because they’re unsure of which wine pairings for BBQ offer the most flavour. If you’re planning a barbecue this summer, explore some options for wine pairings, in addition to other beverages
Even though South Africa is classified as a New World wine region, it has many similarities to Old World regions like Italy and France. The earliest grapes were grown in South Africa in the 17th century, and wine has been produced there since. Stylistically, it provides a bridge between New World and Old World wines.