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Buying Wine Online - Common scams and how to avoid them

Buying Wine Online – Common scams and how to avoid them

Wine is one of the most traded things on the internet and if you are lucky enough, you can find yourself a great deal. However, one has to be careful while buying wine on the internet. Following are some of the things you should do while buying wine online. 1. Escrow is the best option [...]

Pauillac

Pauillac

The region of Pauillac is located on the Left Bank of the Gironde River in the area of Médoc, south of St-Estèphe, and north of St-Julien.  The region consists of approximately 2,700 acres, with several chateaux situated on a 100-foot summit.  Its 115 vineyards produce approximately 8.5 million bottles of wine annually. Wines produced in [...]

Wine by the Case - How to save money and get great wine

Wine by the Case – How to save money and get great wine

A wine case usually has 12 standard wine bottles, containing a toal of 9 litres of wine. Buying wine by the case can save you a lot of money. Here are a few reasons why is it preferable to buy wine by the case. 1. Shipping charges Shipping charges are normally decreased when you buy wine [...]

Pessac-Léognan

Pessac-Léognan

Pessac-Léognan is one of two subregions within the wine region of Graves, located southeast of the city of Bordeaux along the Left Bank of the Gironde River.  Graves derives its name from the region’s extremely gravely soil.  The region is unique in that it is the only Bordeaux wine region that produces red wine, dry [...]

St-Julien

St-Julien

  St-Julien is located between Pauillac and Margaux, on the Left Bank of the Gironde River.  Among the four best-known regions of the Médoc, St-Julien produces the smallest amount of wine— the region consists of 2,200 acres, and its 26 vineyards produce approximately 6.5 million bottles of wine yearly.  Nevertheless, St-Julien has a reputation for [...]

Vintage Wine - How vintage wine is classified and sold

Vintage Wine – How vintage wine is classified and sold

Wine is classified by the following means: Origin Vinification Method Sweetness The word “vintage” comes from the word “vin” which means wine in French and “age” which refers to the years in which the wine was harvested. A dirty bottle stored in the basement is not always vintage wine. Wine is called vintage wine depending [...]

Graves

Graves

Graves is an area located southeast of the city of Bordeaux along the Left Bank of the Gironde River.  It is comprised of two wine regions– Pessac-Léognan, and Sauternes and Barsac.  Graves is named for the region’s extremely gravely soil. It is the only area in the Bordeaux that produces red wine, dry white wine, [...]

St-Estèphe

St-Estèphe

St-Estèphe resides on the Left Bank of the Gironde River in the area of Médoc, and is the furthest north of the four best-known Left Bank regions.  The history of vine cultivation in this region dates back to Roman times, with commercial expansion occurring in the Middle Ages. Today, the vineyards of Saint-Estèphe stretch across [...]

Wine for food - How to match wine to your food

Wine for food – How to match wine to your food

Whether you are having guests over or are just preparing for a family meal, it is always a treat to have wine with food. A correctly selected wine for food increases the tastes of a meal. Following are some tips to select wine for food. 1. Balance A wine that balances the flavor of the [...]