Wine May Prevent Gallstones

Most people don’t think twice about their gallbladders until they experience painful gallstones. However, a new study claims that a glass or two of wine each day may help prevent gallstone formation....

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Cryoextraction

Ah Icewine! That unctuous nectar of the Gods produced in cool climates from grapes that have been naturally frozen on the vine. However, there are some countries today producing this style that...

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Picking a Wine Critic to Follow

Following a wine writer’s advise on what to buy and sip can be tedious, and frankly, a gamble. Just because a critic gave a wine 90/100, doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll like it....

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Bubbly Prevents Hangovers

If you occasionally find yourself waking up with a hangover the next morning, there is hope. Scientists have found that a few glasses of bubbly might prevent this. Research at a university...

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Superiore/Superieur

Ever notice the term “superiore” on some Italian wines or “superieur” on occasional French bottlings and wondered what it meant? Here’s the scoop. Technically, in both countries, this means the wine carrying...

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Chenin Blanc

Chenin Blanc is one of the most versatile, white wine grapes in the world. Honeyed, full of fruit, with good balancing acidity and great aging potential, it doesn’t get its just support....

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What Grape Variety are You?

It recently occurred to me that people are a lot like grape varieties with respect to their personalities. Are you popular, easy-going and reliable like a Chardonnay or versatile and outgoing like...

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Threasholds to Components

If you’re not experiencing the exact same thing in wine as your fellow tasters when it comes to certain components, there’s a good reason for it. Our sensitivity to components such as...

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Types of Producers

When it comes to winemaking, there are different types of producers. First of all, there are negociants. These are companies that either buy grapes, half-fermented juice or finished wine from somebody, finish...

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Wine with Fried Foods

We all know that too much fried food is not good for us, but every now and then, it’s nice to indulge. Not just any wine will work. Because this method of...

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