Ask any sommelier and they¡¯ll tell you, making wine is a complex and strenuous process. But there¡¯s no wine on earth as gruelling to produce as ice wine.
What is it that drives the prices up on one bottle of wine, but keeps them low on another? Does price equal quality? We¡¯ve taken a journey through the world of winemaking to give you an idea of the factors that determine a wine¡¯s cost.
Which country consumes the most wine? What’s the most popular grape? How do you make sweet wine? Discover these answers and more in our 100 wine facts blog.
Everything you need to know about a time-honoured, global favourite: Cabernet Sauvignon. From growing history, region, notable flavours and food pairing, we guide you through the ins and outs of this robust wine.
¡°If anyone orders Merlot, I¡¯m leaving. I am not drinking any f***ing Merlot!¡± Have you ever wondered why Merlot’s reputation went circling down the drain? In this blog post, we’ll talk you through the wine’s colourful, misunderstood history and tell you why you should still be loving Merlot.
What makes the best red wine? It can be tricky to know at first. Find out how to choose the right red wine for your tastes with these tips.
Finding the right wine to complement a meal can seem a daunting task if you don’t know where to start. Here’s a handy guide to creating a perfect pair, no matter your preference. From vegetarians to seafood lovers, there’s something for everyone.
Wine buffs know Piedmont for its luscious reds (especially Barolo) but that’s not the whole story. We visited Cornarea in May 2016 with David Berry Green to find out more.
Our first encounter with Conterno Fantino Barolo happened during a WSET tasting. We liked it so much that we included it on our Piedmont wish list when we visited the region. And now we sell one of their Barolos. Here’s the story of our visit.