The Aglianico Grape: A real gem from Italy

The Aglianico Grape: A real gem from Italy
Aglianico   Aglianico is a full-bodied red wine which is found almost exclusively in Southern Italy in the regions of Campania and Basilicata. Young Aglianico wines are known for strikingly savory flavors of leather, white pepper, black fruits and cured meat. For those of us who are a fan of...

The Prosecco : The Truth

The Prosecco : The Truth
The Prosecco, this famous sparkling wine, friends of so many cocktails and happy hours is often seen as a cheap alternative to Franciacorta or Champagne. The name “prosecco” is actually Slovenian, from prozek, or “path through the woods.” Prior to being called Prosecco, the region was known as Puccino. But...

Why wine in moderation is good for you?

Why wine in moderation is good for you?
Proanthocyanidins Proanthocyanidins (or condensed tannins) are a class of flavonoids widely present in the plants, second only to lignin as the most abundant phenol in nature. Like Resveratrol, Procyanidins is a polyphenol. Both are find in good quantities in wine. For many years Resveratrol has been the star in many discussions about...

What are you really drinking ?

What are you really drinking ?
When you reach for that glass of wine, rarely do you think about what is inside except for the grapes. We know that wine is mainly grape liquid. Look at the picture below. Like bread, wine is a shelf stable product originally intended to preserve nutrients that would otherwise go unused...

The Pinot Noir Adventure

The Pinot Noir Adventure
The Pinot noir is amongst the top grape in the world. Generating lots of passion from wine collectors or wine passionate. Why? Pinot Noir is hard to grow, usually produce in small volume specially in Burgundy result in a Demand higher than the Offer;  the well known Pinot brand reach...

The Grape Adventure: The Riesling

The Grape Adventure: The Riesling
The Riesling is Back Left on the sideline for many years to the profit of the Pinot Gris, the Chardonnay and the Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling is coming back in favor especially among serious wine lovers and wine collectors. Here are some interesting facts about the Riesling: It is believe that...

The Zinfandel: An American Icon

The Zinfandel: An American Icon
For many years, the Zinfandel commonly call Zin, had origin that were the source of many talks. For a while it was thought that the grape was indigenous to the US. Then, in the 1970's a basic DNA analysis showed that it's origin was link to the Primitivo, which is harvest in...

Halloween Chocolate and wine pairing

Halloween Chocolate and wine pairing
Did you know:  Belgian chocolate tends to contain more cream, French, German and Italian more cocoa solid, industrial British chocolate more cocoa butter and sugar, Swiss chocolate more milk. Let’s start by defining what we find in Chocolate : Sweet, Bitter, Acidic and Fruity. This vary base on the % of...

The Grape Adventure: The Cabernet Franc

The Grape Adventure: The Cabernet Franc
The Cabernet Franc In general, Cabernet Franc is very similar to Cabernet Sauvignon, but buds ripens at least a week earlier. This trait allows the vine to thrive in slightly cooler climates than Cabernet Sauvignon, such as the Loire Valley. In Bordeaux, plantings of Cabernet Franc are treated as an...