Wine Aromas

Its fragrance comes from the grape, the fermenting of must, time and oak-aging. A delicate balance offering up unique sensations. The aroma of wine is a symphony of nuances and variations. Discover its secrets.

What is the scent of wine? To answer this question, all you have to do is visit a winery. The answer will literally be right under your nose. Wine has a characteristic and wholly original aroma that develops as the grape juice or must ferments during alcoholic fermentation. [Read more…]

What does it take to become a Master Sommelier?

Earning the title of Master Sommelier is no easy feat. The exam is notoriously difficult and only those who truly live and breathe in the world of wine have any chance of making it, as Matt Stamp MS explains… [Read more…]

SYRAH – Has Its Time Come?

Syrah has been a perennial dark horse in the US market for much of the last two decades. It’s a grape that always seems to be on the verge of greatness, even exploding on the scene in the late 1990s under the Shiraz moniker and with a thick Aussie accent, but as we all know, Aussie Shiraz is so very 1990, and Syrah struggles to find a following because consumers don’t know what to expect, or do they? [Read more…]

5 ways to play with your champagne

Bubbles are not just for kids. No matter how old we get, we seem to continue to love bubbles. The fun of the inevitable pop holds our attention time and time again, the thrill of miniature air explosions exciting those of all ages. Our popular love for Champagne is a perfect example. [Read more…]

Celebrating the Summer Solstice with Two Rosés

To kick off the first day of summer, Gary Vaynerchuk decides to go pink, with two French Rosés…one from Provence and one from Sancerre. [Read more…]

Wines of Valencia in Spain

Gary Vaynerchuk’s wine explorations bring him to the up and coming southeast Spanish region of Valencia, where they are churning out ever-improving wines in a range of styles, made from both native and indigenous grapes. [Read more…]

Canadian White Wines from Okanagan Valley

In his never-ending quest to expand palates, Gary Vaynerchuk tastes two white wines from the relatively young Okanagan Valley wine region in Canada where a range of different grape types are starting to thrive.

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Master of Wine event by Rene Bakalovic, part II

Article about our event in sunday edition of Croatian newspaper Jutarnji list on May 29th. [Read more…]

Head to Head South American Red Wines

Coming off an exciting episode of Chilean wines just one day earlier, Gary Vaynerchuk continues his exploration of South American wines by putting two popular wines, an Argentinean Malbec and a Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon, against one another. Who will win in this Chile vs. Argentina wine showdown? [Read more…]

Master of Wine event – evening News on NovaTV

Master of Wine, Richard Bampfield, was recently in Croatia, where he conducted a Master Class and tasting of 43 different wines from all over Croatia. Bampfield noted that many of the wines he tasted would “hold their own” against similar wines produced elsewhere in the world. [Read more…]