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