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The 7 Best Wine Fridges in Australia

12/11/2022
Wine bottles cooling in refrigerator

There are many things that can affect how wine tastes, and storage is one of them. There’s more to proper storage than just stuffing your bottles wherever it’s most convenient, which is why every wine connoisseur should always have a wine fridge at the ready.

Everyone knows that age makes all wine taste magnificent, but storage temperature also plays a crucial part in preserving flavour—so much so, in fact, that dedicated refrigerators were invented just to store bottles of wine. These specialised fridges create optimal storage conditions to keep your wine collection in top shape whenever you need them.

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The Globe-Trotting Malbec: History, Nuances, and Serving Tips

12/11/2022
Malbec grapes

What is Malbec Wine?

Malbec wine is a great red wine for beginners and a favourite among red wine lovers. It comes from a dark and thick-skinned grape variety called Malbec, which is mainly grown in South America and France. This results in a generally deep reddish-purple and opaque drink with soft to medium tannin levels. It leaves a magenta-tinged rim.

Malbec wines can contain up to 15% alcohol, which is on par with Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay—the most popular of the red and white wine varieties, respectively—as well as Merlot, another red wine made from blue-coloured grapes.

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Your Guide to Sangiovese Wine

12/11/2022
Sangiovese red Italian wine grape

When you think of wine, many varieties may come to mind, such as the well-loved Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot for red wine varieties and the Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Pinot Grigio for the white wines.

With the wealth of varieties, there’s always room for a pleasant surprise. One wine variety, while not as globally popular as the other wines, warrants your attention: the Sangiovese wine.

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Your Ultimate Guide to Nebbiolo Wine in 2022

12/11/2022
Nebbiolo grape

If you’ve tried popular red wine varieties, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Shiraz, and are looking to try something new, you may want to set your sights on Nebbiolo wines.

This Italian favourite is characterised by a lighter colour—but don’t let this fool you. The Nebbiolo has strong tannins and high acidity, giving you an intense yet complex flavours. These flavours only grow in complexity the longer the wine’s aged. But what is Nebbiolo and why is it so well-loved, not just in Italy but in other parts of the world as well? What does it taste like? If you want to know more about Nebbiolo, read this comprehensive guide. It will walk you through everything you need to know about Nebbiolo wines.

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The Best of Foreign and Australian Sparkling Wines

12/11/2022
glasses filled with champagne

People have loved fizzy drinks for years, though we’re not completely sure why. Scientists say it’s not really the bubbles that make them delicious, but the carbonic acid in them. The acid activates the pain receptors in your mouth with the same sensation produced by spicy food, and makes your tongue hurt a little in a strangely good way.

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How to Open Wine Without a Corkscrew

01/06/2022
How to Open Wine Without A Corkscrew

Imagine this – you’re in the middle of a cosy dinner date in your home, and you’ve ordered a great bottle of wine from the best online wine shop you could find. Now, it’s time to pop the wine, and you realise there’s no corkscrew. It’s a familiar horror story, like going all the way to the store and realising you left your debit card.

Popping a wine bottle is traditionally done with a corkscrew, so it can be frazzling to imagine having to open one without it. However, there are quite a number of unconventional alternatives to corkscrews. So, if you’ve ever wondered how to open wine without a corkscrew, this article will highlight seven ingenious methods.

Note that these methods might be ineffective depending on the cork or bottle type. Accidents can occur using these methods if you are not extremely careful. Therefore, if you’re trying to open an exceptional wine, it might be worth the time and effort to get a new corkscrew. Alternatively, go through the methods in this article to figure out safer options for your wine.

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What Is Prosecco Wine?

01/06/2022
Prosecco bottles over ice in an ice bucket

If you don’t frequently drink wine or stick to a preferred kind, you might not know what Prosecco is. You may have heard wine drinkers order their wine at the table using this word. Is it champagne or white wine? If you’ve ever wondered, “What is Prosecco wine?” you’re sure to find answers in this article.

Prosecco is a light and hearty wine, great for everyday enjoyment or special occasions. Contrary to popular belief, Prosecco is not champagne. While they are both sparkling wines, there is one distinct difference. Champagne is made in the Champagne region of France. However, Prosecco is made in Italy and cannot be considered champagne. Now that we know what Prosecco is not, let’s talk about Prosecco wine.

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Discover the Different Types of White Wine

08/03/2022
white and red wine

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There are a huge range of white wine varieties with characteristic colourings that can range from straw-yellow to almost golden. Surprisingly, white wines are manufactured from the pulp of both light and dark-skinned grapes. Most grapes, regardless of skin colour, have white pulp, and white winemakers avoid using the dark skin that gives red wine its colour. Wine grapes have become established in all corners of the globe where climatic conditions are suitable, and although there are hundreds of varieties, only a handful are commonly used in large-scale wine production.

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Here are the Different Types of Red Wine

08/03/2022
red wine in glasses

Red wine is made from black (dark coloured) grape varieties. The colour of the wine is often associated with aging of the finished product and younger wines are often of violet hue while older wines more often brick-red or almost brownish. Most black grapes have greenish-white flesh and juice, therefore red wine production is reliant on processing red pigments in the grape’s skin. In fact, much of the flavour of red wine is achieved by extracting and blending components of the skin. There are many red wine types, all with their own special characteristics suited to pairing with foodstuffs and stimulating the palate.

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