Bordeaux Wines what does it all really mean?
Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, needs little introduction as one of the world's most famous, prestigious and prolific wine regions. Its three trump cards are diversity, quality and quantity. The majority of Bordeaux wines (nearly 90 percent of production volume) are the dry, medium and full-bodied red Bordeaux Blends that established its reputation. The finest (and most expensive) of these come from the great Chateaux of the Haut-Medoc and the Right Bank appellations Saint-Emilion and Pomerol. The legendary reds... read more
Is it really worth Decanting wine? Yes, well for reds anyway it will only open out the wine making it smoother and expressive. So what is Decanting and how long should it be left until drunk? Decanting is when you pour of a bottle of wine into another vessel, ideally a decanter but a blender, pitcher, or an old glass vase will do. Yes, a blender this works, but not if the wine has sediment as we would want to... read more
The rise of Vegan wines
Over the past year we at CAVAVIN have noticed more and more people requesting Vegan wines. Veganism is increasing globally, and as more and more consumers switch to vegan diets for health and environmental reasons, they are also beginning to question the wines they drink. Many big players in the drinks business are following suit, it is noted that Guinness has recently joined a long list of beer brewers to go fully vegan across their range. The wine trade is... read more