Tertiary aromas in wine refer to the bouquet of smells we associate with wine aging. During the wine aging process, the aromatic compounds that the process of fermentation has created are further enhanced and transformed. There are two main elements of wine aging: exposure to oxygen and oak. Tertiary Aromas… Read More »Tertiary Aromas in Wine: A Quick Overview
Secondary aromas in wine arise from the chemical changes effected on the wine by the process of fermentation. Although in casual wine tasting we often use the terms ‘aroma’ and ‘bouquet’ interchangeably, convention calls for a distinction. We usually use the term ‘aroma’ for primary smells that are generally typical… Read More »Secondary Aromas in Wine: An Overview
Primary aromas in wine are qualities our nose detects that are specific to the grape variety (or varieties) used to make the wine. Primary aromas are generally split into fruits, herbs, flowers, and even sometimes vegetable-style scents. This page is part of our Wine for Beginners series, find out more… Read More »Primary Aromas in Wine: An Overview
Which wine label is actually the front label? You will be surprised by the answer! In today’s video Annabelle McVine discusses wine label information, wine label rules and wine label laws. More fascinating Wine FAQs from WineScribble. And stick around for the extra trivia about wine label design. WineScribble explores… Read More »Wine Label Information: Which Label is the Front Label?
Pairing wine with salmon needn’t be difficult. In this video Annabelle McVine compares two possible choices, a Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand, and a Sancerre wine from France. Both the NZ Sauvignon Blanc Matua and the Roger & Didier Raimbault Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc are 2016 vintage. The Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc… Read More »Sauvignon Blanc, Sancerre Wine and Salmon Salad
Prosecco Valdobbiadene DOCG vs Prosecco Extra-Dry DOC. In today’s video Annabelle McVine matches two ten Euro Italian Prosecco bottles with a spicy calamari squid feast. Both the Tinazzi Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG Brut and the Piccini Prosecco DOC Extra Dry are 2016 vintage. Both Prosecco sparkling wines are light and bubbly,… Read More »Prosecco Valdobbiadene Sparkling Pairing