Wine Trends to Look Out For In 2020
Full-bodied ChardonnayJust like fashion trends from the past tend to make comebacks, so to do wine trends. Full-bodied Chardonnay was the toast of the 1980s, but many of the styles made were too oaky and buttery and soon fell out of flavour with wine lovers. As a reaction, winemakers started creating lean Chardonnay wines with little or no oak maturation. But now, many consumers are asking for more full-flavoured Chardonnays and winemakers are increasingly starting to use oak maturation and... read more
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