How To Keep Wine After Opening
Feb01

How To Keep Wine After Opening

You’ve opened a fine bottle of wine and realize that you won’t finish it right away. Here are some tips on making sure your vintages, whether young or old, retain their flavour. Three tasters carried out a series of tests over three and seven days. The test subjects? For the red, a Cabernet Sauvignon, and for the white, a Chardonnay, each in a 750-mL bottle that was half emptied. The team tried a number of methods to keep the wines:...

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Wine + Penny = Problem Solved! Chemistry Hack Saves Old Wine
Dec18

Wine + Penny = Problem Solved! Chemistry Hack Saves Old Wine

Good news, wine lovers: You can revive a stale bottle of your favorite vintage with a simple chemistry experiment. More good news: It’ll only cost you a penny. A new video from the American Chemical Society (ACS) explains how to do this supercheap, wine-saving “life hack” at home. Simply pour a glass of spoiled wine (you’ll know it’s spoiled if it has a funky, sulfuric smell, akin to burnt rubber or...

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Naked in the glass
Oct08

Naked in the glass

Of all the trends that have got the wine world talking in recent years, natural wine-making is surely one of the biggest. While the concept has been around since time immemorial (high technology wasn’t a thing in Jesus’ day, you know), this return to the roots fits with read more

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Greek Beauties
May17

Greek Beauties

The world is showing new interest in Greek wines. Understandable, given the new generation of talented winemakers that’s shaking up age-old traditions in Greece. An overview of typical grape varieties and pairing ideas. My love affair with Greek wine started in 2008,” says sommelier and wine columnist Bill Zacharkiw. “It was a white wine made by Evangelos Gerovassiliou from the region of Epanomi, with two grapes I had never heard of...

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A wine lovers paradise on Mount Vertsikos | ekathimerini.com
Mar16

A wine lovers paradise on Mount Vertsikos | ekathimerini.com

By Tassoula Eptakili “The silence will hurt your ears,” master distiller Anestis Babatzimopoulos warns me from the driver’s seat as we head from the plains of Langada up the winding roads of Mount Vertsikos in Central Macedonia, northern Greece. As soon as I step out of the car when we reach our destination, I get what he was talking about. I look out at well-tended vineyards, while behind me is woodland with stately oak, beech and...

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SCREW CAPS TWIST AND SHOUT
Dec16

SCREW CAPS TWIST AND SHOUT

The Screw-cap industry is so topping expectations – even a Duval-Leroy Champagne is now sealed under screw cap – that its market share has doubles since 2006. Today abut 15 percent of all wines sold around the world have screw-cap  closures, up from 8 percent just 3 years ago. More and more well-known producers are now using screw caps on their best “wines,” says Karine Herrewyn, director of European sales for Alcan...

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