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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Lesson Learned

Why attend a wine tasting if I already know what I like? I often get asked by wine lovers why they should go to wine tastings and wine events when they already know which wines they like. It’s the same kind of thinking that around half of the people drinking wine have. After asking and

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Boring Wines

Life’s to short to drink dull, unexciting wines I know the title is likely to be controversial and upset some, if not many, but I am simply tired of seeing so much boring wine! And what do I mean when I say “boring wine”? Well, all the many wines, which are almost- factory produced in

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Red Wine with Fish?

A food and wine pairing that breaks the rules I recently led a wine training session to a restaurant team, most of whom were young and had formal qualification in hospitality. Before I started, I asked each of them to write down what they knew about wine. I was very happy to see that everyone

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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,”

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FROM HYGGE TO HOGMANAY – HOW THE WORLD CELEBRATES THE FESTIVE SEASON

Global research by Diageo explores celebration rituals across the world as two-thirds (66%) raise a toast of celebration. Findings reveal the Danish art of hygge is alive and well with over half (57%) choosing to host a simple festive celebration at home. Global research released today by Diageo examines the shape of modern festive celebrations

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