Sometimes good wines just go... bad! Meaning, of course, that chemical faults can often ruin an otherwise perfectly good bottle of vino. When a wine smells like Sherry, only you didn't actually buy a Sherry, we say that the wine has been...?
Sometimes good wines just go... bad! Meaning, of course, that chemical faults can often ruin an otherwise perfectly good bottle of vino. Organic compounds known as mercaptans can cause what kind of off-putting stench in a wine?
Sometimes good wines just go... bad! Meaning, of course, that chemical faults can often ruin an otherwise perfectly good bottle of vino. Do you know which chemical compound causes what is known as "cork taint?"
Our last cepage synonym quiz is a tough one! What aromatic white wine grape is also known as Mouhardrebe?
Prugnolo, Nerino, Morellino and Calabrese are all synonyms for what Italian red wine grape?
Continuing our focus on cepage aliases, which white wine grape is less commonly known as Quefort and as Steen?
Can you identify the most common name for the grape also known as Tinto Madrid and Tinto Fino?
The Champagne region is home to many storied brands with unique histories, including some that have become household names. You probably know many of the famous few brand names, but do you know how many grape growers actually own the vast majority of Champagne vineyards?
Champagne production is one of the most highly-regulated in all of the wine world, with each bottle receiving a registration number for its producer issued by the region's governing body, and each label receiving a designation code that represents how the wine was made. What Champagne label code signifies that a Champagne was produced independently by an individual estate / grape grower?
Continuing our Champagne theme this month, many wine lovers know that Champagne is often a blend of different grape varieties, but fewer know that it is usually blended across vintages in order to produce a "house" style with a consistent taste profile year to year. The exception to the blended vintages is, of course, vintage-dated Champagne, which is produced in exceptional years only from grapes harvested during that vintage. What percentage of total Champagne production is vintage-dated?