9 essential facts about Italian wine

9 essential facts about Italian wine

Italy has always been famous for its food and wine, both of which play an important part in the country’s identity and culture. It’s no surprise, then, that many of us enjoy tasting a glass or two of Italian wine.

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vegetarian wine with vegetarian food

Is wine vegetarian?

What goes into your favourite wine? Red grapes? A touch of nostalgia from a beloved Spanish holiday? How about egg whites, fish swim bladders or milk products? You might not taste them, but these products are sometimes used in the wine production process. This means that, contrary to expectations, not all wines are suitable for vegetarians. In […]

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Coravin Model 2 in action

Coravin review: why every wine lover needs one

We love the Coravin here at Vincarta towers. It’s a gadget that lets you draw wine from a bottle without uncorking it. It uses a needle to pressurise the bottle with inert argon and to pour out the wine. The clever bit is that the wine that stays in the bottle doesn’t oxidise so you […]

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Riddling at Mumm Napa

How sparkling wine and Champagne get their sparkle

Why are all those little bubbles in sparkling wine so expensive and how do they get there? Vincarta has the answers. Cheers!

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Table laid for the perfect date dinner with wine and roses

How to choose the perfect wine for a perfect date night

A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou. —Omar Khayyam For the perfect date, wine and romance go together. It warms the heart and loosens the tongue. If you’re going on a hot date, you need to choose a cool wine. So how do you navigate the wine list and pick a wine […]

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Brexit and the British wine trade

How will Brexit affect the wine trade in the UK? Consumers, producers and retailers (like Vincarta) all stand to be affected. Even teetotal taxpayers have a stake. Wine matters The UK is at the heart of the global wine industry – it’s the sixth largest wine market in the world and the second largest trader […]

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10 quirky facts you need to know about Bordeaux

Bordeaux is the most famous wine region in the world. While its illustrious wines are the most expensive globally, Bordeaux is more than just its price tag – it’s also full of history and quirky facts as well. There is nothing like the Bordeaux name to make English wine lovers tremble with excitement in anticipation […]

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best wine to pair with chocolate

What is the best wine to pair with chocolate

Ignore anyone who says you shouldn’t pair wine with chocolate. The same people will probably tell you that Simon and Garfunkel aren’t a perfect match. The point is, when something works it works. Of course, like most food and wine pairings, it’s easy to get your ingredients wrong. Chocolate has a very distinct taste, which […]

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Bordeaux: 10 essential wine facts you need to know

So many famous chateaux. So much history. Such a lot of wine-nerd information. Let Vincarta break it down for you. Here is our guide to Bordeaux wine facts.

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vineyard and Chateau d'Yquem, Sauternes Region, France

The magnificent 10: top Bordeaux winemakers

The ancient world had its seven wonders but the Bordeaux wine region has its magnificent 10: get Vincarta’s list of the top Bordeaux winemakers.

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High resolution panorama of Transfagarasan highway which crosses Fagaras mountain range at 2,034 meters altitude with Balea glacier lake in Carpathian mountains, Romania.

Romanian wine: 10 essential facts for wine lovers

When it comes to Romanian wine, Jancis Robinson calls Romania ‘the land of hope‘. Learn more about Romanian wine and it’s growing reputation for quality.

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Vista of the Valpolicella countryside and vineyards

10 essential facts about Valpolicella

Hands up who’s heard of Valpolicella? If you’re a wine buff, you might already know a thing or two about the Italian wine-making region. If not, sit back and let us take you on a guided tour. While Tuscany and Piedmont grab the headlines, Valpolicella is a hidden gem just East of Lake Garda, Verona. […]

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