New Zealand may seem late to the show. But in only 50 years, it has made a name for itself in the wine world.
Winemaking in New Zealand dates back to the mid-19th century. But it didn’t really take off until after the 1970s. Up until that time, New Zealand was known for its beef, dairy, and wool. But in 1973, Britain opted to become part of the European Economic Community. This move severed i
Wine and steak—are two of our favorite things! Steak is a natural choice for special occasions—a symbol of riches and plenty. Its health benefits (and risks) have been well-researched. In moderate amounts, red meat is a good source of iron, B12, and Zinc. Red wine (in moderate amounts) is known to be rich in antioxidants, lower bad cholesterol, and lower your risk for heart disease. Together, and in
Brazil’s landmass makes it the 5th largest country in the world. Since most of that land is outside the wine belt (31° to 38° Latitude South), you might not expect much in the way of wine production. But Brazil’s wines will surprise and delight you.
Like Chile, Brazil’s wine production dates back to the colonial period, with Br
With exquisite wines and picturesque scenery, Portuguese Wine Regions are a lesson in merging historic and modern viticulture methods.
Wine production in the Iberian Peninsula, home to Spain and Portugal, dates back to 2000 BC. That’s when the Tartessians cultivated the first grapes in the Tagus region, near modern Lisbon. The Phoenicians b
When you ask someone about German wines, you usually get one of two responses. One waxes on about the elegant dry whites, while the other dismisses the whole country for its cheap, sweet, un-oaked whites with low ABV. So, unless you are big into white wines, especially Rieslings, you probably don’t know much about German w
Chile’s long history with wine is complicated and filled with setbacks.
Wine in Chile dates back to mid-16th century Spanish conquistadores and missionaries, who carried grapes wherever they went. These grapes, often referred to as the “common black grape,” filled the vineyards of local Jesuit priests.
Like many colonies, Chilean vintners were restricted to local
Explore the regional backwater of wines that could be the star of your holiday event.
Yes, they are old-fashioned. But that doesn’t mean fruit wines are boring. The human race has a history of making wine out of anything we can ferment, even trees and fungi. On early American homesteads, you’d find salted meat and canned preserves, sure. But you would also find bottles of win
Bubbly, sparkling wine, prosecco — whatever name you know it by, champagne is certainly flowing this time of year. From the holidays to New Year’s Eve and beyond, plenty of people are popping bottles all around the globe to celebrate.
But what is champagne? And how should you get the most out of this delicious and exciting drink? What you need is an ultimate guide to champagne — and we’re here to