I’m currently posting articles here about wine appreciation in the middle of this pandemic when apparently online wine sales are booming, and everyone has a golden opportunity to learn, understand and appreciate some of the finer things about wine, especially… Read More ›
Did you know that there are THREE types or sources of aroma in that glass of wine you are drinking? Some come directly from the grape itself …. “naturally” you might say! But others arise from chemical reactions taking place… Read More ›
Want to understand more about why some wines made from the same grape can be so different? Want to feel more confident when visiting a vineyard and during a wine tasting? Then here’s the key to it all: understanding a little about grape varieties is basic level knowledge for wine appreciation, but it is only through considering the defining elements of “terroir” and their affect on any grape (and therefore the finished wine product) that your wine appreciation will rise to greater heights.
How a bottle of Greek wine evoked memories of a holiday in Athens many years ago, reminding me of The Parthenon, Delphi, The Plaka, and street food such as kebabs, grilled octopus and moussaka.
An easily understandable description of how our brains interpret personal taste in wine, especially how it is “smell” rather than “taste” that makes the greatest contribution. Your personal wine tasting and wine appreciation will never be the same once you have discovered the secret of retronasal smell.