Cheap Wine Vs Expensive Wine

The Truth About Cheap vs. Expensive Wine These two wines are world’s apart both in winemaking methods but also the perception of that region’s importance in the world.  You’ve probably searched your local wine store over for that $5 bottle that tastes like a $20 bottle or that $15 wine that could easily pass itself off as a $100 wine. … Read More

Common Types of Wine

Types of Wine Grapes Wine is made with grapes, but not typical table grapes you’ll find at the grocery. Wine grapes (latin name: Vitis vinifera) have thick skins, are small, sweet, and contain seeds. There are many different kinds of wine grapes–over a thousand,–but here are a few of the most-commonly planted varieties around the world. Single-Variety Wines and Wine Blends … Read More

How Wine Came to Be

How Wine Colonized The World The story of wine is deeply intertwined with the story of all of recorded human history. Follow our timeline to see how wine grapes have taken root in every continent except Antarctica. 4100 B.C. — The Oldest Winery Is Founded In Ancient ArmeniaWhat we know of to be the oldest winery is founded in ancient … Read More

6 Basics to Food and Wine Pairing

Turns out there are 6 main basic flavor profiles that you can experiment with to develop a great food and wine pairing. In this article we take a look at the fundamental flavor profiles for food and wine pairing as well as the regional pairing example and why it works. Learn to match food and wine like a professional chef … Read More

5 Reasons You Should Drink a Glass of Wine Every Day

1. Your heart will thank you. A glass of red wine (5 ounces) a day has long been praised as good for your ticker. But newer research has also linked moderate alcohol consumption — including white wine and other beverages — to lower risk of heart failure and improved blood pressure. That’s due to the plant-antioxidant compounds called flavanoids that are present in the skins … Read More