Portuguese white wine doesn’t always get the credit it deserves. We love Spanish wine so much that we sometimes forget about neighbouring Portugal and the wondrous wine it has to offer. Sure, you hear about Port now and then, but what about the country’s white wines? We’ve got everything you need to know about Portuguese […]
Ask many casual wine drinkers to name a white Spanish wine, and they’ll likely mention Torres Viña Sol. The ubiquitous Miguel Torres produces Spanish wine and brandy in various styles, ranging from everyday to high-end. Torres Viña Sol is perhaps the producer’s best-known wine: Walk into just about any wine store or supermarket and you’ll […]
If there’s a chicken in the room, you may want to angle the monitor away from them. That’s because dry white burgundy wine makes their flesh so much more delicious, and buying a bottle is a great excuse to fire up the oven for some tasty plates of poultry.
Demi-sec Champagne isn’t popular. Let’s just get that out there. For those of you that might be wondering, “demi-sec” literally means “half dry”. Demi-sec Champagne is thus a half dry – that is, somewhat sweet – Champagne. While Champagne is the world’s finest sparkling wine, the majority of its production is focussed on dry styles, […]
Semillon Chardonnay is a pretty common wine blend, though it can be hard to get your head around it. When learning about wine, we discover that certain grape varieties have specific characteristics in terms of flavour and aroma. It can be tricky enough to remember which individual grape variety tastes like what. How does Albariño […]
“Verdelho” and “Verdejo” sound strikingly similar, but are they the same? You may know either (or both) terms from reading wine labels, but how much do you really know? Is “Verdelho” just another word for “Verdejo”, or is there more to it? Browsing wine shops or online wine sites, you might have come across a […]
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and you’ve got nothing for your special someone. Sound familiar? Don’t panic, we’ve got you covered. You could go with the tried-and-trusted rose bouquet (or lesser bunch of flowers), like everyone else in your position, or you could give the gift of wine!
Pinot Gris has multiple personalities. One bottle will be strongly fruity – another uncomplicated and largely neutral. The same grape has several identities too. It’s Tokay d’Alsace in France, Pinot Grigio in Italy, and Rulander or even Grauburgunder in Germany. So, if you think you know Pinot Gris, guess again. You now have an excuse […]