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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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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How to choose the best red wine

What’s the best red wine? You’ve probably asked yourself this question a dozen times before. But how do you make that judgment call? Do you ask your local wine clerk or scan the labels for something that sounds familiar or prestigious? The problem with wine recommendations is that they’re often very subjective. What works for […]

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Red wine

Is red wine good for you?

Explore the rumoured health benefits of red wine and the science behind the claims.

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FAQ: do wines with screw caps age as well as wine with corks?

Do wines with screw caps age as well as wine with corks? Discover what the difference between these two bottling methods means for a wine’s complexity.

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Wine serving temperature

What is the ideal temperature to store and serve wine?

Most people serve red wine at room temperature and white wine straight from the fridge. But is that right? I don’t about you, but this is all seems a bit vague. What does ‘room temperature’ even mean?  Should you ever put red wine in ice? Why does serving temperature even matter? If you take a […]

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