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Australian Wines

While the Australian wine making industry has faced many problems including a phylloxera epidemic and a number of economical prohibitions, today it's still among the top 5 producers in the world. Australia is well known for it's Shiraz but that is not to say their other wine types are not as loved.

California Wines

California wines have only recently came into the spotlight but are serious competition for the established worldwide wine makers. The famous Napa Valley is the birthplace of some of the finest quality wines in California.

Food and Wine Pairing

While wine is good enough by itself nothing compares to the enchantment wine gets when it is paired with complimenting foods. Discover what exotic foods go well with which wine and why wine and cheese are a match made in heaven.

French Wines

For thousands of years France has been known to be the best in wine making. Find out why even today French wines are the most respected in the world of wines.

Italian Wines

Italian wines could have been as good as the French but since their export figures are a lot lower then French not many people have the opportunity to compare them.

Red Wines

Red wine is one of the most common drinks in the world. However, unlike other alcoholic beverages the variety of red wines available puts the others to shame. You could drink red wine for 30 years and still easily find something to surprise you. This goes to show just how well developed the wine world has become.

Wine Basics

If you're a starter in wine drinking these articles will help you grasp wine basics and give you an idea of what to expect when serving a wine bottle. Topics included: wine varieties, vintages, grape varieties, wine making.

Wine Health

Known wine health benefits are numerous. For a long time wine has been the choice beverage because of the help it provides in combating heart attacks and problematic circulation. Further research has revealed that wine also affects bones, helps prevent cancer and even lowers cholesterol.

Wine Making

No less than an art in itself wine making requires certain timing between grape harvesting, grape crushing, primary fermentation and secondary fermentation, as well as knowledge about the processes involved.

Wine Regions

Most of the time the wines are not separated by grape type, but by the region where it originates. Find out what are the best wine regions in the world and what countries make the best wine.

Wine Serving

Serving a bottle of wine is an interesting experience and here you'll learn how to enjoy it more. Find out what's the most appropriate temperature, glass, food pairings for any wine type.

Wine Storage

Proper wine storage requires one to have a specially made cellar. The wine cellar should have devices that monitor and control the temperature and humidity.

Wine Tasting

The experience of tasting wine can be very enjoyable but only if you know where to look. Discover what counts and what doesn't count when it comes to wine tasting.

Wine Types

Quick guide to the many wine types available throughout the world. Discover what differentiates white wines, red wines, rose or sparkling wine.


Wineries are not just "wine factories". While they produce the actual wine wineries also distribute it among various cities and provide easy access for wine lovers that like to taste and buy wine directly from the origin.

Wine Articles

Barolo and Barbaresco, the Two Kings of Italian Red Wine

Posted by Daniel Manu on March - 28 - 2012 0 Comment
Barolo and Barbaresco Italian Red Wines

Prompting a discussion between arguably the most legendary Italian red wines invites an argument of epic proportion. There are multiple ways to go about this but all start from the realization that they are almost always mentioned in pair. After all, they both come from the same region in Italy, are made from the same grape and are held in very high esteem. The Nebbiolo grape is unmatched in Piedmont,  [ Read More ]

Go On a Wild Dessert Spree With Red Wine As Your Best Buddy

Posted by Daniel Manu on April - 10 - 2012 0 Comment
Red Wine Veal and Apples

Red wine fits in so many combinations and recipes it’s impossible to become bored with it. Unless you’re eating and drinking the same thing every day you’ll likely keep drinking red wine for years and years. You can never shake away that warm sensation you get throughout your body the first time you taste a new red wine. And if you’re trying to anticipate the taste from the color and  [ Read More ]

Smash Your Pleasure Senses With a Red Wine Ice Cream Dessert

Posted by Daniel Manu on April - 10 - 2012 0 Comment
Smash Your Pleasure Senses With a Red Wine Ice Cream Dessert

If you’re anything like the average wine aficionado you probably only serve wine either before or during the main course of a meal. And, if you’ve been doing it for a long time, you are probably wondering if there can be anything different without radically changing the wine you’re drinking. When this first happened to me my thought process was something like this. Okay, Merlot, Cabernet and red wine in  [ Read More ]

What Happens to Organic Italian Red Wine After Opening

Posted by Daniel Manu on April - 10 - 2012 0 Comment
Organic Red Wine

Many people enjoy wine and appreciate its complexity. They also disregard what happens with the red wine after it’s been opened as irrelevant, even imaginary. However the wine changes its taste and smell, its texture and complexity within a few hours. To better understand this process I will make a little analogy. Have you ever cut an apple and left it for a few seconds on the table. You were  [ Read More ]

Is it Possible to Pair Red Wine With Ice Cream

Posted by Daniel Manu on April - 4 - 2012 0 Comment
Is it Possible to Pair Red Wine With Ice Cream

Food and wine have both been around for a really long time. They’ve been around for so long that it’s not unreasonable to assume that people have tried most every possible combination they could think of. But don’t you feel that the more you know about food and wine pairing the more you look for even more ridiculous matches? Why is it we have the compulsion to make some combination,  [ Read More ]

Sevilla Attractions – Tapas and Wine Walking Tours

Posted by Daniel Manu on April - 3 - 2012 0 Comment
Red Wine Tasting in Seville

If you want a place that captures the quintessential points of Andalucian culture, Seville is the city for you. An intense and passionate way of life seems like the only natural way to live here. Between bullfighting and flamenco, the two biggest Andalucian traditions, the scent of oranges fills the air as you stroll around the narrow, medieval lanes. Seville is home to the most passionate Semana Santa, the Easter  [ Read More ]

A New View On How to Pair Red Wine and Cheese

Posted by Daniel Manu on April - 2 - 2012 0 Comment
Pairing Red Wine and Cheese

An oldie, but goldie, the pairing between wine and cheese is one that should not absent from any wine dinner party. This pairing is such a delight because of the diversity and the multitude of combinations you can explore. Although I would simply love to talk about all the flavors that you can experience I will have to restrict myself a bit and just focus on the red wines. Reds  [ Read More ]

How to Find a Good Starter Red Wine

Posted by Daniel Manu on April - 2 - 2012 0 Comment
Good Starter Red Wine

Wine is all about personal taste and choice of aromas and textures. Many people will prefer to drink a white wine because it is lighter than the red one. For all of you that are looking for a good starter red wine you need to begin by searching for a wine that has lower tannin levels. Tannins are the primary culprit for a wine’s bitterness. Red wines have at least  [ Read More ]


Visa Signature and Sonoma County Vintners have planned what is to be the 34th annual Barrel Tasting Weekend and set it on March 2-4 and March 9-11, 2012. This is an invitation and an opportunity to try some exclusive wines before they become available. In essence we’re going to take a sip from the season’s newest wines from Sonoma County. The wines will be provided by premium wineries in Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Healdsburg and  [ Read More ]

Pairing Italian Food with Californian Wine

Posted by Daniel Manu on February - 15 - 2012 0 Comment
Italian Food Californian Wine

By now you should be fairly accustomed with the local food local wine pairing rule of thumb. While it’s true that local cuisine will work 99% of the time, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best possible pairing available. In the case of Italian food, a much better idea is to pair it with Californian wine. I’ll talk about why pairing Italian food with Californian wine is better in a  [ Read More ]