At a recent WSET course a student asked me ‘What is tannin?’ We talk about it a lot when discussing wine because it is one of the key elements in wine, but what does it do and how do we know it is there?
We know that the taste of wine is influenced by how we are feeling, if relaxed and happy wine will taste smoother and fruitier whereas if we are tired and stressed wines will tend to taste more bitter. Likewise with food, the flavours of the
How we choose wine and art that we like are similar. The other day a friend of mine mentioned to me that while he understands that there are differences in flavours and profiles between Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo Garnacha, Pinot Noir etc., when it comes to
Last week’s article was entitled ‘Why do some people not enjoy the taste of wine?’ When choosing wines for many people it is down to price or some vague recognition of a region. So today’s article focuses on the making choices based on the fruit
Recently I wrote an article about why wines are blended. It came as a surprise to some that some wines are a blend, such as Rioja, which is a mix of several wines made from different grape varieties. I can understand the confusion given that
Last weekend in Requena I attended a celebration to mark the end of the grape harvest where the last bunches were picked from the 2017 harvest. The band of the Sociedad Musical Santa Cecilia de Requena played and the children dressed in traditional outfits
The simple answer to why are wines blended is to make the best wine possible taking into consideration grape varieties, climate and soils. One of the skills of a winemaker is in his or her ability to make a wine that is balanced, with each
Making it easier to choose a wine is very important at TheWinePlace.es. What do you need to know when choosing a wine? There is an abundance of wine choice for wine drinkers. Never before have there been so many tempting choices from so many countries