Posted By:Benjamin Norris, Author at Okanagan Wine Club - Page 2 of 4
One of the things I love about wine is the fact that nothing about it seems to be black and white. Myriad shades of grey permeate every facet of this stunning, varied and fascinating drink, and affect the way it is produced - from grape growing to fermenting and bottling - and the way it is drunk and enjoyed, with every country and wine culture seemingly having their own variations and practices.
For a long time now, wine has been one of those things which seems to separate the wheat from the chaff, and those who know from those who don’t. It’s been one of the ultimate markers of taste and class, and for centuries; a deep and insightful knowledge of wine has been enough to get you by in the upper echelons of society - indeed, to this day, bringing a great, memorable or unique bottle of wine to a party or on a date is going to rai ...Read More
In my house, wine doesn’t hang around for long. It may be because I share my living space with other wine enthusiasts, or because once a bottle gets opened, it’s all too tempting to finish it off. It could also be because I (unfortunately) rarely get to drink anything over the value of the mid-range bottles which slip down so easily, and thus don’t really think about making a bottle last a very long time.
Wine lovers are often up in arms about whatever new wine trend is hitting the shelves on any given year. Lately, there’s been a lot of fuss about the new trend for canned and beer-bottled wines, as the hipster cult has dictated that it’s now ok to serve Moscato and fizzy red wines in something other than a standard wine bottle. While I don’t really see this trend being much more than a flash in the pan (Moscato is a bit of a niche tast ...Read More
Ah, wine. It’s wonderful stuff - the essence of the land, preserved in liquids which range from the palest gold to the deepest purple. While it has been drunk for a very long time (since Neolithic times, if some studies are to be believed), the wine we drink today doesn’t bear much of a resemblance to its ancient cousins. There was once a time, not too long ago, when wine was ‘organic’, in the truest sense of the word. No preservativ ...Read More