Know Your Mushroom Varieties And How To Cook With Them Best

Though mushrooms may not exactly be a mystery, there are enough types out there to leave you stumped on which ones to choose and how to prepare them. [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…]

France’s national library of grape varieties under threat, say protesters

Plans in France to relocate a living library of 7,000 wine grape varieties, some dating back to 1876, have come under fire from protesters who fear some may not survive the journey. [Read more…]