Cabernet Sauvignon is an international success story, planted in almost every wine region worldwide. Its widespread popularity is a result of the grape’s remarkable versatility. One of the nine noble red varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon is equally impressive in blends and single varietal wines, and produces remarkable wines across all price points. The Bordeaux-native variety was […]
Updated on 2018-09-20
A new study from Baghdad’s Al-Rafidain University College found that osteoarthritis patients who were administered resveratrol, an antioxidant found in red grape skin, reported reduced pain and inflammation in their knees. The study, published online in the Journal of Medicinal Food on Aug. 30, 2018, is the first to examine the effects of the compound […]
The winelands of South Africa, as they are called, are among the most stunning landscapes in the world. Most are located in the mountain valleys and coastal areas of the Western Cape, not more than a couple hours’ drive from Cape Town. Within the region, there is considerable climate and soil variation from district to […]
Italy has more than 1,300 estimated grape varieties, but three red grapes are more noble than all others: Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, and Aglianico, as they are generally believed to be the three best native red grapes in the entire country. Now, you may know these by their appellation names, such as Barolo for Nebbiolo or Chianti […]
As any polyglot or polite traveler will tell you, it’s helpful to learn a few phrases in a local language whenever and wherever you roam. ”Hello,” for example.
Updated on 2018-09-18
Last weekend, 350 lucky individuals were offered a rare glimpse inside one of the world’s most exclusive wine cellars. As part of France’s annual Heritage Days celebration, President Emmanuel Macron opened the doors of the Elysée Palace wine cellar to the public for the very first time. The cellar is home to around 14,000 bottles […]
There’s an age-old adage about cooking with wine: “If you wouldn’t drink it, don’t cook with it.” It’s a nice idea in theory, but one that doesn’t always make practical or financial sense. Can you cook with wines that have been opened for over a week? The short answer is yes. But, as with everything […]
Updated on 2018-09-17
In news that could brighten even the dreariest of Mondays, a new study claims that anti-inflammatory diets rich in beer, wine, and chocolate could reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer. The study, led by Warsaw University’s Professor Joanna Kaluza, was recently published in the Journal of Internal Medicine, Metro reports.