Year: 2016 Archives

Millennials and Wine

There’s no question that today Millennials (20- and 30-somethings), more than any other age group, are influencing the wine industry big time. From the styles and varietals they drink, when and how...

Oak for Wine

Many wines are aged or fermented in oak to add aroma and texture. Why oak instead of other woods? It’s because of its grains and the tannins and vanilla that it passes...

Synthetic Polymer Corks

If you drink wine then I’m sure you’ve come across these plastic replacements to natural wooden corks. They look like the real thing, come in a vast array of day-glow colours, require...

Who Drinks the Most Wine?

Italy and France may battle it out every year for who produces the most wine, but neither is at the top of the list for who drinks the most. Last year (2015),...

Which Colour Wine Gives Worst Hangover

Hangovers are no fun. Did you ever wonder which colour of wine (white, red, rosé) gives you the worst? Of course, overindulgence with any colour will do you in and one’s tolerance...

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Where Wine Costs the Most

Ever wonder what city in the world is the most expensive to buy wine in? Surprisingly, there are some significant differences in bottle prices from place to place. Whether the retailer is...

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Chardonnay With a Difference

If you like Chardonnay and aromatic, white grape varieties like Gewurztraminer and Muscat, then you’ll probably like this varietal clone that embodies both. Behold “Chardonnay Musqué”. This genetically mutated version of Chardonnay...

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Wine Frappuccino

Imagine sitting at an outdoor café in the summer and sipping on a frappuccino made with wine. Sound good? Well it’s happening. Starbucks in Japan has come up with a version called...

Caberlot

Ever hear of a wine grape called “Caberlot”? It’s a rare, black grape believed to be a natural crossing of Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Exclusively grown at Podere Il Carnasciale in Tuscany,...

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New Kind of Cask

There’s a new kind of wine cask on the market. Concrete has long been used for fermenting wine (especially in Europe), much of which is then aged in oak barrels for many...

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