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When asked for the different types of wine they know, most people name reds, whites, and rosés. And that’s perfectly reasonable as the vast majority of bottles belong into one of these categories. But actually, there is another type that only a few wine lovers know about: orange wine.
Sparkling wine is the beverage to toast an anniversary, a just married couple, or a successful business deal. French Champagne, Italian Prosecco, or Spanish Cava are famous options for these occasions. But do you know the most popular sparkling wine in Germany? If not, you might have missed something. Let’s talk about Sekt.
The wine world is not always red and white. In between of the two is the land of rosé wine. But rosé doesn’t get nearly as much credit as it should. The reasons are that it’s subject to some confusion, misunderstandings, and false rumors. In this article, we will clear up with these rumors.
Typically, sparkling wines are special occasion drinks. People serve them to toast an anniversary, a wedding, or a successfully closed deal. But have you ever drunk sparkling wine for dinner? If you haven’t but are open to new wine experiences, you might want to read about Asti.
Sherry is probably one of the most popular types of fortified fine. You can find different types that please dry wines lovers as well as people that prefer sweet styles. If you belong to the first group, there is one special type of Sherry that you definitely should try: Amontillado Sherry.
Italy is world-famous for its excellent wines. Among the best-known wines from the South European country are still wines like Barolo, Chianti, or Sangiovese. But there are some very popular Italian sparkling wines as well. And one wine from the Piedmont region can belong to both categories: Moscato.
Many different factors determine the quality of wine. Among them are the characteristics of the varietal, the quality of the soil, and the weather. And of course, the knowledge and talent of the winemakers are essential. But in some cases, chance plays an even bigger role in creating a great wine. Madeira wine is one of these cases.
When it comes to dessert wines, many people think of Portuguese Port, Spanish Sherry, or French Sauternes. But if you only consider the traditional big wine countries, you might miss something. Only a few wine lovers know about the sweet styles from Hungary: Tokaji wines.
A squat bottle of Chianti in a straw flask that sits on a table with a red-and-white-checked tablecloth stands for the Italian “Dolce Vita” (English: sweet life) like no other symbol. It played a role in many movies such as The Devil Wears Prada, Rocky Balboa, or The Silence of the Lamb. But what makes the wine so unique?