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In this month’s column, let’s set aside the technical aspects of winemaking and instead indulge in an opinion piece. As wine lovers, we all have our go-to wines, the ones we enjoy without a second thought. But let’s talk about the importance of occasionally pushing our boundaries and exploring new…

Wine is one of those things that can seem intimidating. With all the fancy jargon, the different types of grapes, and the various regions where wine is produced, it’s no wonder that some people might feel overwhelmed. And it’s also what makes people so impressed when they see someone able…

Wine is a complex beverage that requires a bit of finesse to genuinely appreciate. One of the most crucial factors in enjoying wine is getting the temperature just right. If you drink it too cold, you risk numbing the flavors and aromas. Drink it too warm, and the alcohol content…

The great debate of cork versus screw cap – it’s a topic that has divided winemakers as well as wine drinkers for years. Some swear by the traditional cork, while others opt for the convenience of a screw cap. But which one is really better? Let’s take a closer look…

With the holiday season comes back a certain infatuation for anything popping and bubbling, an occasion for us to review different styles and methods used to instill those elusive bubbles in still wines and you will see that sparkling wine, while being the easiest of wines to drink, is possibly…

Often misunderstood or over looked the Rhône vineyards are the perfect example of a healthy wine region that associates centuries of terroir, classic appellations and more adventurous wine making practices leading the newgeneration forward. However, it has its idiosyncrasies and when talking about the Rhône wines we will often separatethem…

Or at least some of them don’t. If the biggest misconception about wine aging is that all wines can age, the second one has to be that only red wines can age well. And as all elaborate lies, it starts with some truth. As the saying goes there is no…

What do the Passito wines from Valpolicella and the Luis Fonsi’s 2017 hit song have in common you ask? Apart from the obvious pun in the title of this column, they both enjoyed a massive popularity in Thailand and are both responsible for a peak of activity at maternity services.…

Unless you are one of those people who gulps a full glass of wine after cheering without even looking at it (let’s face it, we’ve all done it) the color of the wine should be your first contact with it. And if it seems quite easy at first glance, determining…

It’s been said that a good Cuban cigar closes the door to the vulgarities of the world. Most cigar enthusiasts have heard the tale of Christopher Columbus witnessing the indigenous Cuban population smoking “cylindrical bundles of twisted tobacco leaves wrapped in dried palm or corn husks.” The Taino Indians rolled…