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All About Albarino Wine

All About Albarino Wine

     Albarino wine is native to the northwestern corner of Iberia which today includes Spain and Portugal. Its cultivation and uses, however, have been traced back to ancient Romans, who often used it to blend with other varieties. History of Albarino Wine In the late 19th century, a grape phylloxera outbreak destroyed most European vineyards. Grape phylloxera is an…

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All About Barbera Wine

All About Barbera Wine

Barbera is a grape variety belonging to the Vitis vinifera family, also known as the “European wine grape”. Barbera wine goes under several different names that refer to where it was made. This includes Barbera d’Alba, Barbera d’Aosta, Barbera d’Asti, and Barbera del Monferrato. As you go through Italy region by region, the synonyms for Barbera wine only keep coming. They include but are…

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All About Tempranillo Wine

All About Tempranillo Wine

Have you ever come across a wine called Tempranillo? If you haven’t yet don’t sleep on this one! Tempranillo is a highly-respected wine that can be used on its own or with other blends. We are going to discuss everything that you need to know about Tempranillo wine, also known as Cencibel, Tinto Fino, Aragonéz, and Tinta del Pais. This…

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All About Sangiovese Wine

All About Sangiovese Wine

Sangiovese derives its name from the Latin sanguis Jovis, “the blood of Jupiter” and is originally from the Tuscany region of Italy. Sangiovese wine also goes by the names Chianti, Brunello do Montalcino, Dolce, and Sangiovese Piccollo. It has a blue-black color and is often used as the dominant grape in numerous blends of red wines. Sangiovese grapes are a…

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Does Wine Expire or Go Bad?

Does Wine Expire or Go Bad?

Whether you are an expert wine connoisseur or are just entering the world of vino, there is always more to learn about the art of making, and enjoying, wine. One of the most common mistakes made is assuming that all wine only gets better with age. However, this is not necessarily so cut and dry. So, does wine expire? Does…

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