Zinfandel Is Coming Home

Fifteen years after the big discovery that Zinfandel was actually Tribidrag or Crljenak kaštelanski, this great grape variety is coming back to its homeland. Join more than one hundred and fifty wine lovers and experts from all over the world who will have an opportunity to learn more about Tribidrag at the I Am Tribidrag Conference, the 1st International Conference on Tribidrag, to be organised on 27 and 28 April 2017, in Split, Croatia – the land of its roots.
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Going To The Dogs

Wineries turn to dogs to sniff out flawed bottles

When you think of wine faults, you may think of that wet-dog smell—one of the classic signs that something’s gone wrong. However, some winemakers don’t shy away from dog with their wine. Instead, they’ve trained dogs to identify wine faults such as TCA (aka:”cork taint”). [Read more…]

12 step wine tasting process

Tasting wine is a personal experience and is also dramatically influenced by your mood and the environment where you taste. Wine tasted during a delicious dinner with old friends or while on holiday at some exotic spot will always taste better. Similarly, when you visit a winery [Read more…]

“Special Selection” de Bordeaux

These wines have been chosen because they represent good value for money and show the true identity of each appellation while remaining approachable and ready to drink. [Read more…]



Slings and Arrows in Bordeaux

Another lawsuit erupts out of the controversial St.-Emilion classification. Plus, do older drinkers get drunk faster? [Read more…]

Miracle Machine Turns Water into Wine

Turning water into wine, arguably one of the most impressive miracles ever performed, arguably something that was never actually perfumed, and now, something that two friends believe they can do in just three days. [Read more…]

Introduction to Wine Varieties: A Beginner’s Guide to Wine

You don’t need to be a master sommelier to understand wine varieties. Red wines include Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Zinfandel, and the newly popular Pinot noir. On the White side, the most popular are Sauvignon blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot blanc, Pinot gris, and Rieslings. [Read more…]

4 varieties that (maybe) you don’t know about and you shouldn’t miss

The vine is one of the most adaptable of plants and has considerable survival instincts. It adapts to different types of climate and soil, and has resisted devastating pests such as phylloxera.

So… It is not surprising that there are hundreds of vines of the species “vitis vinifera” all over the world. Yes, undoubtedly there are a lot of them, but… Shall we play a game? [Read more…]

How to Order Wine on a Date

Ordering wine, especially in a fancy wine bar or restaurant, can be a little overwhleming. What should you look for in the menu, what questions should you ask to get the best possible infomation and how can you tell the wine you’ve bought is actually a good choice once it’s poured? [Read more…]