The World of Wine – Wine News for August 2020

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The World of Wine – Wine News for August 2020

This is the ‘World of Wine’ for August 2020 covering the following topics:-
– Fires rage in California
– Bordeaux harvest underway
– Sustainable vineyards in the UK
– Brits drink wine in boxes
– New region for Argentina

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Coonawarra – All About Cabernet Sauvignon, Terra Rossa and Vintage Festivals

South Australia is home to the country’s internationally acclaimed red wines, such as the cabernet sauvignon of Coonawarra. The vintners claim that the reason for the fine structure in this red wine is the fascinating combination of their rich terra rossa soil, limestone, fresh water and a long season of cool climate. Another distinction of the region is the vintage festivals and events organized by its prestigious wineries.

How-To Order Wine at a Bar/Restaurant With Limited Wine List

When there is no wine list, tread with caution. I realized only recently that the main reason I don’t like Chardonnay or Merlot very much boils down to the fact that most bars and restaurants without an extensive wine menu will still offer a red and white wine by the glass (called, “the house wine”)-and it’s typically Merlot and Chardonnay. It’s also typically quite cheap, and almost always tastes that way, too.

Buy Wine Online Vs Buy Wine in Retail Stores

An interesting buy from the myriad of items in our shopping list must be to buy wine. Whether it is your local supermarket, an exclusive wine retailer or an online store to buy wine online, you are sure to get a good fermented grape treat that soothes your palate while you dine. While you still have the habit of buying wine from your favorite land-based outlet, you might want to experiment with online shopping for it.

The Four Steps to Tasting Wine

All wine connoisseurs know that drinking wine isn’t simply an activity done for the purpose of rehydration – it is a pleasure and an activity meant to stimulate the taste buds. This means that there is an art to appreciating good wine and to being able to enjoy the different, yet subtle, variations and flavors that each individual bottle of wine should offer. In fact, tasting wine is closer to eating fine food than taking a drink of any other beverage.

Shiraz, Riesling and Other Wines of the Barossa Valley

Barossa shiraz and riesling are two of the most famous wines in South Australia, the state that produces more than half of Australia’s best wines today. Riesling from the Barossa Valley is known for its lively character, while the district’s shiraz is sought-after for its full body.

Finding the Best Bottles of Red Wine in Australia

If you are searching for the best red wine in Australia, you should go straight to South Australia. Surrounding its capital city, Adelaide, are the state’s premier wine districts of Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley, Eden Valley, Clare Valley, Coonawarra, Padthaway, and McLaren Vale.

Craft Mead – The Nectar of the Gods Comes to the 21st Century

The craft beer world has been making headlines for quite some time now as more and more Americans make the switch from mass produced, bland beer options to small batch brews with flavor, character and real taste. However, beer’s not the only thing on the menu these days. Craft mead is actually becoming more and more popular in today’s world and you might just find that local mead producers in your area have some rather tempting options to offer you.

The Art of Choosing the Best Wine – Food Pairings and Wine Tasting Terms

Wine is best when paired with food. The most common pairs for wine are fish and meat. You cannot just pick any wine you want. White wine is best for fish and red wine for meat. Both are great for Asian dishes, cheeses and desserts.

A Drink For The Ages – A Brief History of Wine

When most people think of wine, they automatically think of the sweeping vineyards of France and Italy, therefore it might surprise many to learn that the first indication of wine being produced was actually discovered in Georgia, the small former Russian country situated next to the Black Sea. There is evidence of wine production here dating back to 8,000 BC, therefore proving that wine really is something that has delighted the palette for over 10,000 years! It seems that the craze for wine spread from the location of Georgia in all directions, with sites found in Iran, Armenia and…

How-To Shop for Wine at a Large Liquor Store

For me, the most daunting aspect of choosing wine happens at the large liquor store. The large selection is so overwhelming that after spending several minutes (or more) browsing, Nate and I typically end up with the first bottle we find in our price range with the “prettiest” label. Surprised? I admit that we’re easily overwhelmed by the selection. Worse, we usually find that the staff is only slightly knowledgeable about the wine offered. Just like the customer, there is no way they could have tried all these wines. It feels like a game of roulette.

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