Category: wine cellar

Learning More about Wine

The bible of wine information is The Oxford Companion to Wine by Jancis Robinson. Jancis is a Master of Wine and widely regarded as a leading authority on all things wine. She writes a...

Giving the Gift of Wine

If you’re bringing wine to a dinner . party as a hostess gift, don’t assume it will be served with the meal. The host or host¬ess has probably chosen a wine for that purpose....

Where to Storing Wine

A stable, cool temperature between 40°F and 59°F is ideal for storing wine and the temperature shouldn’t fluctuate by more than about 12 degrees. Why? Because a rise in temperature can cause the bubble...

Knowing Wine Myths

Myth: You should uncork a bottle of . wine to let it breathe a little before pouring it. Truth: Merely uncorking a bottle of wine only exposes the surface of the liquid in the...

All about Wine from the Rest of the World

Château Indage and Grover Vineyards . produce the best wines coming out of India today.  China and Japan produce wine, but it’s . nothing to write home about—yet. Iron¬ically, China made the world’s first...

All about South African Wine

The first South African vineyard was planted in 1655 in the Cape, and in 1659 the first wine was made—a modest 15 liters from Muscadel grapes. In 2005, South Africa pro¬duced 593.1 million liters of...

All about New Zealand Wine

Marlborough makes a unique style of . Sauvignon Blanc that is very ripe, very crisp, and tastes like gooseberries. Marlbor¬ough Sauvignon Blanc took the world by storm in the 1980s and planted New Zealand...

All about Australian Wine

Australian wine is sunshine in a glass. It generally delivers an ultraripe style of wine that’s extreme: heavily fruit laden, loud in extract, potent in alcohol, dark in color, and deeply aromatic—not surprising given...

All about Argentinean Wine

The flagship purple grape of Argentina is Malbec, the identical selection that’s used to make the blockbuster reds of Cahors in France and season Bordeaux blends for spice and clout. Argentina’s Malbec wines are...

All about Chilean Wine

Merlot is the grape that made Chilean . wines well-known. In Chile’s heat envi¬ronment, Merlot makes deeply coloured wines bursting with ripe, smooth fruit. Possibly crucial secret of Chile is that the highest wines...