White Wines

Why Mar de Frades is Mighty Fabulous Albariño

There are good bottles of wine, and then there are great bottles of wine. Albariño from Galicia tends to produce some really quite lovely lemony white wines, but Mar de Frades deserves a special mention. This award winning wine is a fantastic introduction to the world of Spanish whites. There’s also a sparkling version that’s a much tastier alternative to champagne, so if you’re planning a celebration or about to eat seafood, this is a bottle you need in your life. (more…)

By INVINIC, ago
White Wines

Making sense of Muscadet

How’s your Muscadet wine knowledge? Most wine stores and supermarkets will stock at least one bottle of Muscadet, yet it remains slightly tricky to understand. “Muscadet” is neither the name of a grape nor of a region. The word “Muscadet” sounds a lot like “Muscat”, but they are two very different wines. Don’t worry, though. We’ve got you covered and have everything you need to make sense of Muscadet wine! (more…)

By INVINIC, ago
White Wines

The Semillon Chardonnay cheat sheet

Semillon Chardonnay is a pretty common wine blend, though it can be hard to get your head around it. When learning about wine, we discover that certain grape varieties have specific characteristics in terms of flavour and aroma. It can be tricky enough to remember which individual grape variety tastes like what. How does Albariño compare with Godello, for example? What’s the difference between Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Gris? The issue becomes trickier still when we talk about blends. (more…)

By INVINIC, ago
White Wines

Verdelho and Verdejo: What’s the difference?

“Verdelho” and “Verdejo” sound strikingly similar, but are they the same? You may know either (or both) terms from reading wine labels, but how much do you really know? Is “Verdelho” just another word for “Verdejo”, or is there more to it? Browsing wine shops or online wine sites, you might have come across a Portuguese (or even Australian) Verdelho wine, or a Verdejo wine from Spain. Is this simply a matter of linguistics, one being merely a translation of the other? If you don’t know the answer, worry not. You’re not alone, and we’re here to help. (more…)

By INVINIC, ago

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