Amarone is a rich red wine that originates from Valpolicella in north-eastern Italy. It traditionally known for its powerful flavour, with a percentage of up to 15-16%.
The phrase, which originated with British wine merchants in the 19th Century, relates as much to wines made from the blend as to the grape variety combination itself.
These wines are considered to be the best money can buy, which is why they’re some of the most expensive in the world.
Today, the wines of California are known around the globe for their quality and diversity.
There is more to Chianti than the classic bottle in a straw basket, known as a fiasco. Chianti derives its name from the region where it is made.
The French term “cuvée” most commonly refers to a blend, either of more than one grape or of wine from specially selected barrels or vats.
Mendoza is the wine paradise of South America. Enjoy majestic mountain views while sipping on Malbec, anyone?
Port is made by adding a proportion of grape spirit, or brandy, to the wine at some point during the production process. Port is arguably the greatest of all, as one of the great iconic wines of the world.
Rare Red Blend wines are made from unusual or rarely seen combinations of grape varieties. Although typically complex, many do conform to certain patterns.
Awash with sun, about 90 percent of the region’s output is red wine, which thrives in sunny climes.
Rioja is Spain in a glass of red wine. When we think of Rioja we also immediately picture Spain’s other famous culinary delights: serrano, manchego and olives.
A semi dry wine is also called off dry or medium dry. A semi dry wine has a hint of sweetness and more of a ‘fruity’ taste than a dry wine.
The Alpine wine regions are small in territory, but giant when it comes to quality.
Known collectively as the Tre Venezie, after the Republic of Venice. Although the Tre Venezie produce more red wine than white, it is home to the Prosecco and Soave wines.
Vermouth was originally marketed for medicinal purposes. It then went on to became a celebrated aperitif. Eventually it became associated with some of history’s most iconic cocktails.