Wine

Amarone.
Wine

Amarone.

Amarone Veneto, although one of the most famous wine regions of Italy, produces huge quantities of wine, but Tuscany, and Piedmont market their wiens at higher prices and enjoy a more respectful acceptance of their wines. Veneto is home to Soave, Bianco di Custoza, Bardolino, Valpolicella and many others. Soave […]

Zinfandel, America’s Favourite Red Grape.
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Zinfandel, America’s Favourite Red Grape.

Zinfandel For more than a century, researchers believed that zinfandel had no traceable lineage until the late 1960’s when it had become the second most widely planted red grape variety in California. The only known fact was that it had European origins since it belongs to the vitis vinifera family […]

Wine Crystals.
Wine

Wine Crystals.

  Wine Crystals Sugar crystals on wine cork naturally made and un-stabilized wines develop crystals, which generally precipitate to the bottom of the bottle or attach themselves on the cork or the closure of the bottle. Sometimes referred to as “Wine Diamonds” they are indicative of good quality. Although crystals […]

Brazil.
Wine

Brazil.

This most populous Portuguese-speaking South American country (190 million) has a chequered history in wine production and consumption.

European settlers, mostly Italians, were the first to plant vineyards to make commercial quantities of wine.

The catholic church missionaries were the first to plant vineyards for the production of communion services but the tropical climate of the country forced the planting of North American hybrids like catawba, aurora, and the like which yield undrinkable wine.