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Fun Wine Facts
Fill your sink with hot, hot, hot water. Then fill each wine bottle with hot water and drop it into the sink. Next, add this secret potion: 1/2 cup baking powder 1 Tbsp dish soap 2 cups white vinegar Once you add the vinegar to the sink, it will get all fizzy for a second.AND THE LABELS COME OFF:-)
Our Australian wine fact for the day. Because grapes in the Southern Hemisphere are picked during what is Spring in the Northern Hemisphere, a 1999 Australian wine could be six months older than a 1999.
Italians know their wine...they have been producing it for 2800 years, they produce more wine than any other country and they drink more wine than any other nationality. 54 litres per person....I want to move to Italy...with this view!! Who is with me?
Todays Wine Wednesday Spotlight is carrying on with our Italian theme and talking about Chianti. Chianti is made with the Sangiovese grape that is grown all over Italy. Our Chianti and Sangiovese wines are medium in body and are known for their bright red cherry flavour with a little bit of spice on the finish. These are fantastic social wines, BUT try pairing them with a spicy Italian Sausage or a great tomato and pasta dish and they will sing....O Sole Mio
Carmenère is Chile's claim to fame in the wine world. Did you know that Carmenère was thought to have been lost due to pests in French vineyards in the 19th century? Chilean vineyards were not affected by these pests because of their geographic isolation and thought they were growing Merlot grapes. It wasn't until the 1990's that it was discovered to be Carmenère. It was the best mistake that they ever could have made!
Today's Wine Wednesday Spotlight is on one of the longest living grapes...Riesling.Riesling can be dry and crisp or fruity and off-dry, depending on where it is grown and how it is fermented.This wine is reaching new levels of popularity because it is such a food-friendly wine and can be paired with lots of different dishes.It is wonderful with the typical chicken and fish, but also pork, seafood and spicy dishes. Not sure what wine you should be drinking this summer? We have a Riesling for you!
Did you know??? Early Roman women were forbidden to drink wine, and a husband who found his wife drinking was at liberty to kill her. Divorce on the same grounds was last recorded in Rome in 194 B.C. Good thing that times have changed :)
Today's selection for our Wine Wednesday Spotlight is a Chilean Malbec. We sell Chilean Malbec in a four or six week style. Malbec is a unique grape that tastes like nothing else, but the best way that I had it described to me was if a Shiraz and a Merlot bumped into each other and mixed. Delicious!!! Chilean Malbec has an intense bouquet of damson plums, blackcurrant and violet aroma, which give way to a slight touch of hunting and leather notes.