Yesterday I wrote up a wine tasting of a white wine using the Albarín grape variety. Now many people confuse this with Albariño as both are white wine grapes used in Spain, but they are apparently genetically distinct. However, the confusion is not surprising given that there is very little information out there on the … Continue reading Albarín Grape Variety
In answer to my question of the other day, ‘does fining effect the taste of wine?’, the short answer is as always: it depends. Basically it’s mainly to leave a nice clear appearance, but different fining agents can also affect the tannins and acidity of the wine. Here is a nice easy to understand article … Continue reading What Is Fining in Wine
And here is worldsbestwines.com views on the other new grape I tried last month, Lagrein, also from the Trentino region in Italy.
Last month I tasted my first wine made with the Teroldego grape variety. As always I like to know more about what I'm drinking so here is an article by the worldsbestwines.eu on these lesser known wines from Italy. Click on image to open article by worldsbestwines.eu
This week we have been writing up wines from the Trentino region. Based in northern Italy on the border with Southern Tyrol in Austria, the Northern half of this region is mountainous and used to belong to Austria. The grapes grown and the wines made are similar to those found in Tyrol. Whereas in the … Continue reading Trentino Wine Regions in Italy
Yesterday I posted the first wine from a tasting of Mountainous Italian Wines. It was a Alto Adige DOC wine. Now if like me you are a relative newbie to Italian wines you might be thinking where the hell is Alto Adige? Because the problem with Italy is that it has so many wine regions … Continue reading How To Tackle Italy’s Numerous Wine Denominations
Yesterday I wrote up a tasting of a wine from Rueda that uses the same Solera system as Sherry. For those of you wondering what this is here is a great explanation by Sherrynotes.com. Click on image to open the article by sherrynotes.com
A lovely belated birthday present. This guide is so chocca full of information it weighs a ton. I swear I need a book stand. Still I’ve started reading the history of wine making and already have a load of fun facts to share with you all. Watch this space!
In honour of the wines I tasted at the Nebbiolo Wine Tasting held by the Club de Vinos Madrid, here is an article from our colleagues at winefolly.com on what to expect from this amazing grape. Click on the image below or here to open the full article:
Next week is wine education week. Loads of activities being held around the world to help improve our knowledge and appreciation of this wonderful drink. So if you haven’t already signed up to something near you, now’s the time to do so. If you can’t get to an event then use this week to try … Continue reading Wine Education Week