Brewing wine at home doesn’t have to be complicated; in its simplest form, wine is simply grapes that have been crushed and fermented by yeast. In fact, our ancestors probably developed the first batches by accident.
To brew wine, you will need a few pieces of equipment and some simple ingredients. You will need a 4 to 5 gallon plastic bucket to use as a primary fermentation vat, three one gallon glass jugs to use as secondary fermentation chambers, airlocks for the glass jugs, a rubber cork for the glass jugs, about 6 feet Read more…
Among the greatest wines of all time the ’47 Cheval Blanc would certainly have to lead the rest. The ’47 Cheval Blanc has been compared to taste more like a Vinho do Porto rather than the Bordeaux it was intended to be. This wine has become a milestone in the world of wines as something all Bordeaux can hope to become.
The Dom. Romanee Conti ’97 would certainly have to be Read more…
A winery is only as good as the vineyard supplying the grapes, but to truly appreciate the wines these companies put out you need to see the fields for yourself. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the seven best vineyards and wines in the US and across the world. When you read about these vineyards you’ll want to book a flight, pack your things, activate the security adt system and hit the road.
1. To Kalon Vineyard
Their wine is loaded with a luscious flavor described as velvety.
2. Rochioli Vineyard
Wines are described as having a very fruity (raspberry) taste with a hint of spice.
3. Bien Nacido Vineyard
This vineyard produces some of the best wine on the planet with an herbal Pinot bursting with flavor.
4. Monte Rosso Vineyard
As one of California’s oldest vineyards it is known for producing some incredible old-vine Zinfandels.
5. Durrell Vineyard
Fine producers of rich Chardonnays and Syrahs.
6. Peay Vineyard
Their signature Syrah has been noted to contain a hint of meat that’s been roasted and pepper.
7. Selene Hyde Vineyard
With a vineyard maintained largely without the need of herbicides, they can produce a wonderful, melon-tinged Sauvignon Blanc that’s just brimming with flavor.
Fittingly, some of the most popular, best tasting, and best selling wines are produced and crafted in Italy. Despite the fact that Italy is known for their exquisite red wines, they are certainly not a one-trick pony in the production of their country-s wines. Italy crafts some of the most exciting white wines in the world. Unfortunately, the white grape whines in Italy tend to go fairly unnoticed to all except for the avid wine collectors and white wine fans. However, this certainly does not mean that these white Read more…
Even if you aren’t a self-proclaimed wine drinker, don’t rule out attending a wine tasting. While the name makes you think that you have to be a wine enthusiast, you don’t need to be. Wine tastings are a great chance to broaden your horizons and to introduce you to new culture.
A wine tasting isn’t for the pure fact of drinking to an oblivion, in fact you only receive an ounce or two of each Read more…
There are many fun things you can do while visiting a vineyard. Vineyards aren’t always about seeing how wine is made. Many vineyards offer a lot of other activities. Checking out the gift shops and boutiques on the grounds always proves to be a fun activity at a vineyard. Of course tasting all of the different varieties of wines that come from the particular vineyard you are at is always a lot of fun. Also take a nice hike and check out the grounds and how the grapes are grown. Always look for the schedule of events when you first Read more…
Wine country can mean different things to different people. The affluent consumers will probably think of Martha’s Vinyard when they plan a trip to wine country, but there are many different wine countries throughout the United Stats. Wineries can be found in the Northeast, the Southeast, the Midwest and even the Pacific Northwest. Wineries often host bed and breakfasts and tours for the people who want to see their operations. They even may sponsor wine tasting competitions.Confused? Here ‘s a little help .
When planning a trip to wine country or even Read more…