The Wines of India, by former Institute of Masters of Wine education manager Peter Csizmadia-Honigh, is the wine lover’s indispensable companion when exploring Indian wine. This inaugural edition features all 53 producers and nearly 400 wines with up-to-date and accurate information to guide you through the wonderful diversity of regions and producers.
For the first step, turn your attention to the glass, and observe the wine’s color.
Then swirl. Swirling unleashes the wine’s aromas.But more importantly, swirling will make you look cool.
Step 3, smell. Immerse your face into the glass to appreciate the scents.
And finally, sip. Gently swish the wine around in your mouth to hit every part of your tongue, and then swallow.
It may be a cliché, but it’s true: the medium is the message. But what about when it comes to food and, more specifically, wine? Do the labels on bottles drive consumers to certain wines over others? New businesses that pair graphic designers with winemakers seem to be betting on the idea that good labels can help sell wine, but are they right? Does the label make the sale?
A non-scientific poll of New York wine sellers revealed opinions across the spectrum as to whether or not, and to what extent, the label on a bottle of wine can influence buyers.
It’s a question we all face, staring down those half-drunk bottles left over from the past weekend’s revelry: Should you drink that weeks-old pinot noir?1 Here, the folks at WineFolly compiled a handy guide to opened wine expiration dates.
A wine’s vintage represents the year in which the grapes that were used to make that wine were grown and harvested. It doesn’t have anything to do with the year the wine finally comes to the market, but instead the year the ingredients in the bottle were grown.
Vintage has been labeled on the bottle almost since we began using the bottle as a vessel to store wine and for just as long, wine writers, collectors and makers have all been trying to identify which vintages were better or worse than others. It’s this categorization that causes wines from certain vintages to be astronomically priced compared to other years.
There seems to be a nearly cult-like craze surrounding those glasses filled with summery, pink-hued rosé wine. From picnics in the park to long days spent on the beach, rosé wine offers light, warm-weather refreshment to its lucky imbiber.
these 10 fun facts about this easy sipper, you’ll become a rosé expert
who’s sure to make a splash at your next summer soirée.
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Wine has long been a common ingredient in recipes to add flavor, but choose the wrong type and you can seriously ruin a dish. There are many different wines that can be used during the cooking process, and there’s really no need to splash out on an expensive bottle when cooking.
If you’re finding the prospect of cooking with wine to be a little daunting, then simply stick to these basics to ensure you enhance the flavor, rather than overpowering it.
India has produced wine throughout its history, but its popularity waned after phylloxera, a pest which also heavily affected European wine production in the 19th century, ravaged many of the subcontinent’s vineyards.
However, one man is on a quest to get Indians drinking the grape nectar once again – Rajeev Samant.