Month: September 2011

Switzerland – A Surprisingly Diverse Wine producer.
Wine

Switzerland – A Surprisingly Diverse Wine producer.

Switzerland Switzerland’s wines are full of surprises and idiosyncrasies. Until recently, most Swiss wines were only enjoyed locally, because they sold out, and export markets found them too expensive Swiss vignerons have stepped up their efforts to improve quality and pursue exports in an attempt to familiarize wine aficionados everywhere […]

Terroir.
Wine

Terroir.

Terroir Everyone involved with wine stresses the importance of soil and climate on the flavour of their preferred alcoholic beverage. Yet, only a few attempt to distinguish between many types of soil. Terroir, which French scientists and viticulturists studied in-depth, comprises soil, aspect of the vineyard, climate. In fact, soil […]

Thai Fruits.
Food

Thai Fruits.

Thai Fruits In Thailand, there is a saying: “ Any Thai willing to work will never starve”. There is always rice in the fields, fish in the waters, and fruit on trees. Even in hard times, the country’s natural wealth continues to provide a livelihood and hopes for a more […]

Thailand’s Wine Industry.
Wine

Thailand’s Wine Industry.

Thailand’s Wine Industry Science, technology, young entrepreneurs, and changing climates are changing traditional viticultural boundaries. Only a few decades a go it was widely accepted that wines grew only between latitudes 30 to 50 north and 20 – 40 south. Today, there are thriving vineyards on the same latitude well […]

The Therapeutic Value of Red Wine.
Wine

The Therapeutic Value of Red Wine.

Red wine Scientists knew the therapeutic value of wine, especially red wine, for some time. Now they have proven beyond the shadow of a doubt their theory was correct. Several independent research teams in different countries have proved the superior therapeutic value of red wine due to their high polyphenol […]

Tuscany.
Travel Wine

Tuscany.

Tuscany To have good friends is one of life’s great gifts. To have good friends who live in Tuscany is more, really, than anyone deserves. This province has been for the longest time the most consistent and beautiful of all wine producing regions of Italy. It is home to many […]

Vermouth.
Spirits

Vermouth.

Vermouth Vermouth has been the favourite aperitif of all southern French, and Italians for centuries, nut now seems to be falling out of favour. This is unfortunate, for vermouth ought to be regarded as an elegant, fortified, versatile, and superbly flavoured wine. It can be used in cooking, served on […]

Vintage Character Port Wine.
Wine

Vintage Character Port Wine.

Port Wine Port wine enthusiasts can rejoice now that there is a new and fruity wine on the market, enjoyable upon purchase. Vintage character port is a new edition to the already fragmented category. Port can be vintage (considered to be the best of all), LBV (Late Bottled Vintage), colheita, […]