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Category: Wine Styles

A Beginner’s Guide to Dessert Wines

Is Moscato all there is to sweet wines? Drinking sweet wines gives us pleasure. After all, who can resist a glass of Moscato on a hot day, or at the entrance of a dinner party? However, after drinking countless bottles of this nectar, do you sometimes wonder if there are other varieties of sweet wines…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Italian Reds

Did you know that there are more than 2000 Italian grape varieties? From rich, intense Amarones to lush, bright Chiantis, Italy produces some of the world’s best red wines. Today, we introduce you to 6 popular Italian reds. 1.Valpolicella Blend Amarone della Valpolicella is a highly prestigious wine within the Valpolicella DOC of Italy’s Veneto…

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Syrah vs. Shiraz – What is the Difference?

  Today, we’ll be talking about a particular grape that’s often confused – Syrah and Shiraz. Syrah vs. Shiraz – Are they the same? Both Syrah and Shiraz are varietal wines that are produced from the exact same grape. However, the French refer to the varietal wine that they make from it as Syrah, while…

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7 Quick Facts on Champagne and Sparkling wine

Quick Fact 01 Champagne is just one type of sparkling wine. Loads of other quality sparkling wines are produced in France, and all over the world.  Quick Fact 02 Other regions in France produce sparkling wines called Cremant. Often of very good value, Cremant is comparable with entry-level Champagne, at a fraction of the cost. …

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Wine Basics – The 8 Basic Types of Wine

Welcome on your new wine journey. To help you get started, we have come up with an easy guide on the basics of wine. In this guide, we’ll get you started on the 8 different basic wine types; that is beside the general red or white wine. So let’s get started on teaching you to…

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Old World Syrah versus New World Shiraz

Syrah, Shiraz? What’s the difference? The full bodied, widely grown red wine grape that millions of people around the world enjoy is referred to as both Syrah and Shiraz. The two names are synonyms for each other to the average wine drinker, but it actually has different qualities based on where it is found in…

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Moscato – Darling of the Modern Wine World

If Moscato wine is only something you’ve heard of, it’s time you joined countless others who have fallen in love with this delightfully light wine ­­ for its sweet individuality from its unique flavor of peach, orange blossom and nectarine. Moscato delivers a sweet, subtle bubbliness or “frizzante,” in a white wine from Muscat Blanc…

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Cabernet Sauvignon – What not to Pair with

It is quite common to read advice on what foods go best with red wine, but there is little advice on what not to pair with your favourite glass of red. We take a look at what foods not to pair with Cabernet Sauvignon, helping you avoid a dining disaster. Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon has…

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5 Wines That All Newbies Must Try

When new to the delicious world of fine wines, the sheer variety to choose from is overwhelming and daunting.  Walking into a wine store can feel like entering an uncharted universe with its own language that feels impossible to understand.  We are your guide to learning this fantastic realm, and here are some first steps…

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