How Green Are Green Wines?

Clearing the confusion and mystery around what makes a wine environmentally friendly and qualify as “green” Over the past few decades we have had an explosion of what I like to call “green wines,” which, depending on the country where they are produced, may be labeled as organic, biodynamic, natural, vegan or all of the above. But which ones should we buy? Well, that depends … Read more

Zero Waste Wine

How to become a wine without waste drinker It seems that finally the zero waste movement is taking off in Saigon with some great people working very hard, and usually for free, to change minds and habits in Vietnam, and turn this lovely country into a much lovelier, cleaner one. But if you are a wine drinker, and you favor zero waste and … Read more

Sip Spain

Rias Baixas is located in the Galacia region of Northwestern Spain and enjoys a cool, coastal climate and is best known for producing Albariño Unless you’re a fanatic for special great wine, and you like doing research, you may not be familiar with wine from Rias Baixas. Well, that’s actually good because one of the characteristics … Read more

DO NAVARRA – Spanish Wines

Spanish Wines that will make you feel young again Navarra is situated in the North of Spain, at the western end of the Pyrenees, where it shares a 163 kilometre stretch of border with France. The entire Navarra DO Spanish Denominación de Origen (Origin Denomination)) lies south of the area’s capital city, Pamplona, which is famous for its annual Running of the … Read more

Wine it Up

Alcohol and wine, what you need to know When I listen to people talk about alcohol and wine, it is astonishing to hear the many misconceptions between the two. So, let’s look at the basics, how it all starts: Wine comes from grapes but grapes do not have alcohol, so how do they become alcoholic? Simple, grapes have sugar, and through a … Read more

Organic Matter

Why you should be drinking organic wine Over the recent years, organic and ecological wines have been gaining in popularity all over the world. More and more wineries are producing them, yet they still remain a minority, and it’s not easy to find good ones. There are different usage and regulations for the term “organic,” … Read more