Tips For Creative Wine Tastings
Sommelier Tips
Bored by the standard wine tasting format? Here are some tips to jazz up your enjoyment of wine and provide your guests with a night to remember. These days, wine tasting is a fully fledged leisure activity, from touring wine regions around the world...
hunter valley Australia
Wine Regions

Grape vines were planted in the Hunter Valley, just north of Sydney, almost 200 years ago. The infan...

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What’s corked wine?
Sommelier Tips

What’s corked wine?

Richard Hemming, MW Richard Hemming, MW

Widely discussed but often misunderstood, cork taint is a single, specific wine fault. Here’s how to identify corked wine – and what you can do about it. Without realizing it, you have probably tasted corked wine. You might have eaten cor...

Read More September 2021
Why You Should Care About The Name Champagne
Wine Regions

There’s nothing like abusing the hallowed term ‘champagne’ to get its producers in a fizz. Frenchmen were frothing at the mouth in July when Russia decided to step up its protection of locally made products, declaring that only its ...

Read More August 2021
The Origin of Flavors in Wine
Wine Science

The Origin of Flavors in Wine

Erica Landin-Löfving Erica Landin-Löfving

At a dinner many years ago I sat next to a woman who, when I said I worked as a wine writer, told me that her favorite wines were the ones with blackberries and plums. For a second I was perplexed, pondering how many wines actually had added fruit fl...

Read More August 2021
Tasmania Wines
Wine Regions

Tasmania Wines

Peter Bourne Peter Bourne

Tasmania is a cool, pristine island growing some of Australia’s most sought after wines. Sparkling wines lead the way with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay table wines likewise in high demand. Volumes are minuscule, the quality astonishingly high.

Read More August 2021
 Italian Wine Cellar
Collecting and Aging

France has long been revered for cellaring classics. Yet as prices for Bordeaux and Burgundy soar, aficionados are looking beyond these benchmarks and Italian wines are ripe for the picking. Italy isn’t new to savvy collectors. The country brag...

Read More August 2021
Learning about wine - A Journey of a lifetime
Sommelier Tips

As the years go by, I am continually reminded that the more I learn about wine, the regions, the history, and styles, the more there is to know. It’s a fascinating passion for many. Not only does it add to our enjoyment and understanding of win...

Read More July 2021
celebrity wines
Wine Trends

Are celebrity wines serious endeavors or merely cynical branding? The answer is both, and there are no shortage of examples to choose from. These days, it’s quicker to say which celebrities aren’t making wine. There are hundreds of celebr...

Read More July 2021
Spain’s Journey of Rediscovery
Wine Trends

There are many myths about Spain: the rain doesn’t fall mainly on the plain, paella is not the national dish and when it comes to the Spanish climate, it’s not all scorchio. Yes, the costas are waiting for northern Europeans to arrive eac...

Read More July 2021
Wine Getaway Weekends: Napa Valley
Wine Regions

Napa is a wine lover’s paradise featuring more than 400 wineries, many of which do Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay particularly well. Plus, you can find a multitude of opportunities to pair your wine and food tour with any number of adventure...

Read More June 2021

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