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What Is a Red Blend Wine: Our Comprehensive Guide

No one needs to be told that today’s world is phenomenally fast-paced. Gone are the days of sending a fax and waiting for a reply, or going back even further (depending on how old you are), a memo. Today, if you don’t reply to an email within the hour, then you’re practically on your way… Continue reading What Is a Red Blend Wine: Our Comprehensive Guide

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Sparkling Red Wine – Yes, It’s Great!

Imagine a tall glass of sparkling wine. The glass is a perfect crystal flute, the bubbles are both teeny and tiny, and deliver just the right amout of fizz without being gassy. The wine itself is sweet without being surgery, and chilled to perfection. The mood is perfect. Mmmmmm – sounds good.  I can guarantee… Continue reading Sparkling Red Wine – Yes, It’s Great!

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Wine Alcohol Content: Lightest to Strongest Wines – Vindome

Let’s just get one thing straight. 2020 was a hard year. To say it was tough is no understatement – the endless lockdowns, the social distancing, the loss of loved ones … 2021 dawned hopeful and then plummeted towards the end of the year. And, as if that wasn’t bad enough, we found ourselves at… Continue reading Wine Alcohol Content: Lightest to Strongest Wines – Vindome

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Fermentation of Wine: Explained

What is wine fermentation? To many, it is a mysterious process that transforms vine-grown fruit into a heaven-sent beverage. But if you’re into wine investing and you’re using a wine investing app, you probably know that fermentation is key when it comes to the taste of wine. The oenophiles among us may also know that: … Continue reading Fermentation of Wine: Explained

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Wine Body 101: Light, Medium and Full Bodied Wines

When I was a teenager in the 1990s, supermodels suddenly became a thing. Up until then, there had always been the odd one that stood out from the rest – Twiggy in the 1960s, Iman in the 70s and Brooke in the 80s. But suddenly, along came the 90s and a bevvy of beauties were… Continue reading Wine Body 101: Light, Medium and Full Bodied Wines

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Oaked vs. Unoaked Wines: What Is the Difference

From a single acorn grows the mighty oak.  The symbolism of the oak tree is huge: it’s used to show that great things can come from humble beginnings, it’s a symbol of strength, morale, resistance and knowledge, and thanks to its size and longevity, it’s the wood of choice when it comes to nobility. Traditionally,… Continue reading Oaked vs. Unoaked Wines: What Is the Difference

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How to Taste Wine: Step-by-Step Guide & Pro Tips

It’s happened to us all. You’re at a fancy restaurant, perhaps trying to impress your other half/Tinder date/whoever, and the wine you’ve ordered arrives. The sommelier shows you the bottle and you nod appreciatively at the label – you’re already feeling pretty good as your wine knowledge has led you to choose an appropriately priced,… Continue reading How to Taste Wine: Step-by-Step Guide & Pro Tips

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