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Understanding Pinot Grigio rosé and other pink wines

Have you ever wondered how they make Pinot Grigio rosé? Pinot Grigio wine is white, right? So how can Pinot Grigio rosé be pink? The answer is simpler than you might think, but it’s a good question. We all enjoy a glass of rosé during the summer, but how much do we really know about […]

VDN: The best Muscat drink you’ve never heard of

Does the name vin doux naturel ring a bell? If you’re a fortified wine fan, you want to be all over this stuff. Vin doux naturel, or VDN for short, is the best fortified Muscat drink you’ve never heard of. If you like your dessert wine sweet, strong and fruity, this is your thing.

Why El Coto Rosé is the perfect summer wine

El Coto de Rioja is one of the world’s favourite Spanish wine brands. From a base in the Rioja Alta region, El Coto produces an astonishing amount of wine, most of it red. If you’re looking for a good value Rioja, El Coto will usually fit the bill. They also make the overperforming Coto de Imaz Rioja. […]

What makes Pingus wine so great?

Have you ever tasted a Pingus wine? Dominio de Pingus, to give it its proper title, is one of the finest wine producers in Spain. From its tiny vineyard in the Ribera del Duero region, it routinely produces some of the best red wine in the world. For all its prestige and fame, however, few […]

3 things you didn’t know about Louis Latour

Does the name Louis Latour ring a bell? If you’re a fan of Burgundy wine, it should. Maison Louis Latour is one of the best-known wine producers and wine merchants in all of Burgundy. The Latour family has been growing vines in the vineyards of Burgundy since the 16th century, and today the family company […]

The Cune Rioja Reserva 2011 cheat sheet: Tasting and food pairing

Cune Rioja Reserva 2011 is a new arrival on the market, and Rioja fans are already starting to snap it up. If you haven’t tried it yet, or you want to know a little more before you buy it, stick with us. We’ve put together this guide to give you the low-down on Cune Rioja […]

The beginner’s guide to Piper-Heidsieck Champagne

Piper-Heidsieck is one of the world’s most prestigious Champagne houses. It’s right up there with Moët & Chandon and Louis Roederer, always in demand. You’ve seen it on restaurant wine lists, in night clubs and in the finest wine shops. With a bit of luck, you’ve even had the good fortune to taste a Piper-Heidsieck Champagne […]

Ever wonder how a wine corker machine works?

Making wine sounds easy. Grow a few grapes, convert their sugar into alcohol and away you go. All natural. Straightforward. Winemaking is a lot more than that, though, and these days wineries can look more like factories or laboratories given all the machinery on-site. From the wine corker to the optical sorter, there’s a whole […]