Category Archives for "Wine Tips"

#WineTips28 – Terroir

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] “Terroir” is one of those seemingly mythical words that a winemaker or vigneron often uses to magically sum up why their wine has a particularly nice and different taste! In reality […]

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#WineTips27 – Brix or Baumé

  Brix and Baumé are two different ways to assess the relative concentration of sugar in grape juice for wine making. The Baumé scale was developed by French pharmacist Antoine Baumé in 1768.  Recorded as degrees Baumé or B°, it is actually two scales of measurement for the relative density of a liquid to pure […]

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#WineTips26 – Wine America

This week’s #WineTips has been kindly writen by a local expert – New York wine expert and marketer Monika Elling, aka Winepro911: Wine America – bring on the Baco Noir? As the #1 wine market in the world, the U.S. is at the forefront of the global wine buzz.  However, for the moment, let’s refocus […]

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#WineTips25 – Tannin

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] Tannin is one of the most common words used in describing a wine. But what is it, what does it taste like and where does it come from? Tannin is a […]

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#WineTips24 – Trellis

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] Great fruit from the vineyard is essential in making good wine. Whilst there are many factors that go into producing good fruit, the right balance between vine plant vigour and grape […]

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#WineTips23 – Fermentation Vats

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] Fermentation of grape juice to make wine has been going on in different vats for a number of centuries. A wide range of vessels and containers can be used with differing […]

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#WineTips 22 – Sémillon

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] Sémillon is a relatively easy to grow white wine grape variety, most commonly grown in the Bordeaux and Gascony regions of France and Hunter Valley area of Australia. Smaller plantings can […]

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#WineTips 21 – Food Pairing

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] Pairing food and wine – bit of a puzzle? Food / wine pairing is a very challenging topic which could arguably go for a very long time. When faced with a seemingly […]

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#WineTips 19 – Fermentation

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] Fermentation is the process that converts grape juice into wine. Through the interaction of yeast with the sugars in the juice, ethanol (alcohol) is produced and carbon dioxide is liberated. A […]

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#WineTips 18 – Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the world’s most famous, popular and extensively planted red wine varietal grapes, sometimes known as the “King of Red Wine Grapes”. Genetically descended from Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc vines, Cabernet Sauvignon spread from the famous Medoc vineyards of Bordeaux to new world regions such as the Napa Valley, California USA, […]

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