Grape Harvest 2012 – Limited Vintage

French minister of agriculture, Stéphane Le Foll announced recently: “This year’s grape volume is exceptionally low.” What will be the consequences on the price of wine, and its quality? Bernard Germain (Director of the Wine Cooperative of Muscat de Frontignan) has rarely seen such an important downturn: “This year 2012, …

Gevrey-Chambertin Domain Bought By Chinese Investor

One of Burgundy’s most precious assets was recently purchased by a Chinese business man. The Gevrey-Chambertin château and its vineyard were sold for 8 million Euros. Potential local buyers could not compete with such a high offer. This type of monetary transactions is not unusual for the Bordeaux region, but it …

Green Wines

The “green” wine phenomenon has been happening for as long as wine itself. Only lately, it has been labelled green wine for reasons we will discuss in this post. Due to easy access to new technologies (including farming, land management, disease control, harvesting and more), winemaking has evolved greatly in …

How To Store A Wine Bottle

[Wine Storage] Dedicated to Shinna S. – There are two ways of buying wine. Some people only buy wine for special occasions, for a dinner party with friends, or a sweet Valentine’s day picnic. They buy wine when they need it, and go through that small inventory right away. This …

Wine Bottle Shapes And Sizes

Welcome to the most comprehensive wine bottle shapes article on the internet. All wine bottles are not created equal! Their physical shape differs greatly from one another based on the type of wine they carry. Some wine bottle shapes are long and thin, others are short and fat… but don’t …

Fun And Affordable Wines – Petit Reserve Napa Rosé

I am always on the lookout for fun and affordable wines. It is not easy to find them, but when I do, I always make sure to share it on my site. I always write about my latest wine find, along with adequate wine pairing. Bookmark this category, and make sure to …

Chill Out With Corkcicle

Keeping your wine at the perfect temperature while enjoying it is not easy. There’s the ice bucket but the wine gets too cold. You can use a cooler, but the convenience factor gets greatly impaired and it seems a little amateurish. You can also use an insulated wine tote, but once …

Wine Quotes

Wine attracts clever sayings and memorable quotes from various people, some more famous than others. Politicians, writers, poets, philosophers, artists or wine enthusiasts, they all use wine quotes to share the true meaning of wine. Here are some of my favorite wine quotes & wine sayings. FEATURED • “When life throws you …