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Saturday, January 29, 2022



Appearance, aroma and mouthfeel: All you need to know to give wine a go

January 14, 2022 11:47 am

Formal wine judges and critics will appraise the appearance, aroma and taste (or 'mouthfeel') of a wine, and anyone who has heard the pop of a cork from a bottle of sparkling has appreciated the sound.

For celebrations, English fizz is on the rise

December 29, 2021 3:51 pm

The pandemic gave local producers a boost in 2020 because travelers who couldn't visit wineries abroad “started to realize that they could actually visit a winery at home,” says Anne McHale, a certified master of wine in London.

French wine lovers wash away climate and Covid-19 worries with new Beaujolais

November 21, 2021 4:18 pm

Every autumn on the third Thursday of November, wine growers from the Beaujolais region market the first bottles of the year's harvest in the annual "Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé" campaign that started in the 1960s.

Mulled wine only for vaccinated at some German Christmas markets

November 20, 2021 4:05 pm

The unvaccinated will still be able to peruse the bottle-green stalls selling handicrafts, listen to carols, ride on the merry-go-round or admire the nativity scenes.

Italy-Croatia fight over Prosecco name gets ready to pop

November 05, 2021 9:45 am

Both the Italian and Croatian regions tussling over the Prosecco name shared a history of Venetian and then Austro-Hungarian control, spanning the period when Prosecco migrated northwest, into present-day Italy, and south, along Croatia's Dalmatian coast.

Wine press dating back 2,700 years discovered in northern Iraq

November 03, 2021 5:54 pm

The discovery includes 14 installations carved into mountain rocks. The upper, square-shaped basins were used by people to press grapes underfoot, extracting the juice which ran off into the lower circular basins

Red China: Up-and-coming wineries gain recognition

November 02, 2021 12:49 pm

China's wine market is the sixth largest in the world, with event organiser Vinexpo saying it consumed $14.8 billion worth of wine in 2018, and forecasting sales of $18 billion by 2023.

Volunteers crush the grapes and raise a glass at London winery

October 29, 2021 10:41 pm

"It has been a very long time people have been locked inside their flats, so people are dying to get out, learn something new and learn about winemaking and drink."

Cosmic mouthful: Tasters savour fine wine that orbited earth

March 24, 2021 4:44 pm

At a one-of-a-kind tasting this month, 12 connoisseurs sampled one of the space-traveled wines, blindly tasting it alongside a bottle from the same vintage that had stayed in a cellar.

Cheers! French wine, vines headed home after year in space

January 13, 2021 12:24 pm

The carefully packed wine -- each bottle nestled inside a steel cylinder to prevent breakage -- remained corked aboard the orbiting lab. Space Cargo Unlimited, a Luxembourg startup behind the experiments, wanted the wine to age for an entire year up there


The difference between one glass of wine and three glasses

April 15, 2016 3:34 pm

Sao Paulo-based photographer Marcos Alberti loves wine, especially red wine. Wine, according to him, is the social glue that brings people together and gets them to loosen up. And, he sought to illustrate that with his ‘Three Glasses After’ project.

How to pair these domestic wines with the best Indian street food

March 23, 2016 7:51 pm

Onion bhajiyas with white wine? Say cheers

Beaujolais Nouveau Day: A wine bath in Tokyo

November 22, 2015 8:26 pm

Beaujolais Nouveau Day is usually celebrated on the third Thursday of November, when the French wine is released to the local markets. This year, the Hakone Yunessun spa resort in Tokyo, Japan, celebrated the day with a special event.