There are plenty of underappreciated grape varieties among the hundreds used for making the bulk of the world’s wine. One is chenin blanc, and, like many grapes, it often goes unrecognized because the wines are better known by their region of provenance than for the grape variety itself.
The current international market for sparkling wines is dominated by two styles: champagne and prosecco. But there’s one variety that deserves a lot more attention.
At Ca’ del Bosco, owner Maurizio Zanella has given “clean wine” a new meaning: workers at the winery actually wash the grapes before pressing them.
Whether you drink them in the lead up to the holidays or during, here are our 12 wines of Christmas.
If the beneficiary of your giving doesn’t need glasses or an opener, there’s always a good bottle of wine… or a book.
It was 1934, and the Great Depression continued to eat at jobs and prosperity. As Bordeaux’s producers flailed around looking for a solution, Baron Philippe de Rothschild found one.
Which type of red wine will next capture the imagination, hearts, and wallets of wine consumers?
So as you prepare a meal from this year’s harvest – whether of meat, fish, vegetables, grains, or fruit – complement it with an earlier year’s grape harvests.
We now know that the cork should be removed so carefully from a bottle of sparkling wine that the most you hear is a gentle hiss and that it should not become a dangerous projectile. So why seal sparkling wine with a cork at all?