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People who are new to fine wine tasting often report that the labelling of the wine can be confusing; with different terms making it hard to understand a wine’s characteristics.
One of the expressions often seen on wine bottles is ‘varietal’. In this article we shed a bit of light on the meaning of the term, its history and the most popular wine varietals. Read until the end to become an expert and impress your friends at the next dinner party.
A fine wine exquisitely matched with its cuisine counterpart can be a transporting experience. The synthesis of intermingling disparate flavours, aromas and textures dancing on the palette, fusing to form a gastronomic symphony. Total harmonisation.
We choose better wine at Mr.Wheeler, and it is our mission to help you choose better wine too. We want to instil in you the skills and expertise to help you enjoy a wonderful bottle. We firmly believe that the art of wine tasting is neither as obscure nor as challenging as is sometimes assumed. The next time the bottle is tilted and those glorious grapes are splashed into your glass at the table, we want you to know what to pay attention to. It is not necessary to be a sommelier to tell the difference between a quality wine and a something below par. You just need to know a few things to get you started.
Wine has been exported from the vineyards of the world over many centuries. The methods of transportation might have changed from the days when the ancient societies of the Mediterranean used amphorae and barrels to ship wine between countries, however, one thing that has not changed is the demand for quality wine. The wine import/export business is now huge and the UK with its limited opportunities for growing grapes due to climate is one of the world’s biggest importers. Traditionally, wine was bottled at source to be exported but over the last decade an increasing quantity has been transported in containers to be bottled at filling plants in this country.