Red Wines

The Cune Rioja Reserva 2011 cheat sheet: Tasting and food pairing

Cune Rioja Reserva 2011 is a new arrival on the market, and Rioja fans are already starting to snap it up. If you haven't tried it yet, or you want to know a little more before you buy it, stick with us. We've put together this guide to give you the low-down on Cune Rioja Reserva 2011 - everything you need to know from tasting to food pairing, and more besides, all in one place. (more…)

By INVINIC, ago
Sparkling Wines

The beginner’s guide to Piper-Heidsieck Champagne

Piper-Heidsieck is one of the world's most prestigious Champagne houses. It's right up there with Moët & Chandon and Louis Roederer, always in demand. You've seen it on restaurant wine lists, in night clubs and in the finest wine shops. With a bit of luck, you've even had the good fortune to taste a Piper-Heidsieck Champagne or two. With that said, how much do you really know about Piper-Heidsieck? This beginner's guide will te (more…)

By INVINIC, ago
Did you know

How to make red wine warmer in a hurry

Have you ever had to make red wine warmer? Serving wine at the correct temperature is one of the big challenges in restaurant service, but it’s not something we often think about at home. We tend not to fuss too much about this stuff. Stick the white in the fridge, keep the red on the table, and serve accordingly. (more…)

By INVINIC, ago
Did you know

How many wine glass types do you really need?

Go to any fancy restaurant or formal wine dinner, and the sheer amount of wine glass types can be overwhelming. In fine wine service where several different wines are served, it’s quite common to have several different glass types, too. White wine and red wine are served in different glasses. Some whites are served in different glasses than others. It’s the same for reds. Then there’s Port glasses and Champagne flutes and everything else besides. (more…)

By INVINIC, ago
How to

How to spot 3 common wine faults

Drink enough wine, and you’re quite likely to come across a faulty one now and again. The good news is that advances in winemaking technique, packaging and storage of wine mean that the incidence of wine faults today is lower than ever. The not so good news is that wine faults still can, and do, occur. It’s not a matter of life and death, but when nobody wants to drink a faulty wine. Our handy guide for identifying three of the most common wine faults will help you sniff out (literally) when your wine has gone bad. (more…)

By INVINIC, ago
How to

The 3 wine tasting glasses you should own

Buying wine tasting glasses is perhaps not the most glamorous aspect of being a wine lover. Shopping for wine glasses is certainly not as much fun as browsing the Rioja or Ribera del Duero sections of your favourite wine store. Make no mistake, though: Glamorous or not, the sort of stemware you taste wine from matters. Owning the right wine tasting glasses is vitally important if you are serious about your wines! (more…)

By INVINIC, ago
Red Wines

What is the best red wine in the world?

Wine is a beautiful thing, in large part because it’s subjective. Each of us is unique, and so too is the way we approach, interpret and appreciate wine. Enjoying wine can be as structured as a formal wine tasting, or as simple as enjoying a glass over conversation with friends. Taste preferences and perceptions vary from person to person, and ultimately it comes down to whether or not you, personally, enjoy what’s in the glass in front of you. There are very few right and wrong answers when it comes to wine, and that keeps things interesting! (more…)

By INVINIC, ago

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