“If anyone orders Merlot, I’m leaving. I am not drinking any f***ing Merlot!”
“The wine of kings, the king of wines.” Produced using the Nebbiolo grape in Piedmont region of northwest Italy, Barolo wine has a rich taste and an even richer history. The wine’s origin dates back at least 2,500 years, where the first rudimentary grape-growing structures appeared. Throughout its history, the wine has undergone many changes […]
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.
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 […]
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. […]