1. Ideal wine service temperatures

    Ideal wine service temperatures

        Uvamatris today suggests you the  ideal wine service temperatures: Wine Service Temperatures  Champagne, Sparkling, and Dessert Wine: 40° F Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio: 45-48°F Chardonnay, Chablis: 48-52°F Pinot Noir: 60-64° Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz: 64-66° F Not everyone has a thermometer on hand, so a good rule of thumb is to note...

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  2. The oldest known winery in the world

    The oldest known winery in the world

      Do you know whichis the oldest known winery in the world? It was discovered in 2007 in Armenia, and is thought to be at least 6,100 years old. Its existence implies that winemaking began much earlier. The earliest grape wine yet discovered is dated around 5400 BC. The researchers...

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  3. The future of wine changes thanks to technology

    The future of wine changes thanks to technology

    What effects will technology bring to the world of wine, so linked to its traditions? According to a recent study on the future of wine, published by Armit Wines in collaboration with a food futurologist, wine lovers will soon have to deal with drones and edible bottles. Over the next...

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  4. Monastic orders such as the Cistercians and Benedictines preserved and innovated the art of winemaking

    Monastic orders such as the Cistercians and Benedictines preserved and innovated the art of winemaking

      During the Middle Ages, Monastic orders such as the Cistercians and Benedictines preserved and innovated the art of winemaking. It is thanks to their research and indefatigable efforts we have such an elaborate winemaking technology today. Dom Pérignon, One of the world’s most famous Champagnes, was named after a monk.  Dom Pierre Pérignon...

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  5. How and why we taste wine?

    How and why we taste wine?

      There’s no right way or wrong way to taste wine. It’s this simple — do you like what you’re drinking or do you not like what you’re drinking? Tasting wine can be as simple as this — do you like what you’re drinking or don’t you? That said, there’s...

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  6. Why decanting wine?

    Why decanting wine?

    A decanter is a vessel that is used to hold the decantation of a liquid (such as wine) which may contain sediment. Decanters, which have a varied shape and design, have been traditionally made from glass or crystal. Their volume is usually equivalent to one standard bottle of wine (0.75 litre). Decanting separates the wine from the sediment, which not only...

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  7. The profession of Oenologist

    The profession of Oenologist

    Who is the oenologist? Oenologist is an expert in the fields comprehended by the “Viticulture and Oenology” designation for oenology-training programmes and research centres that include schooling, training, and education in the outdoor and indoors aspects of wine and the making of wine. Oenologists often work as winemakers or find employment...

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  8. Changing climate, changing vines…

    Changing climate, changing vines…

    We have just finished toasting during the Christmas and New Year holidays and along comes news regarding our favourite wines. What it is all about? We could generally speak of global warming but in simpler terms let’s say that the climate is changing and even the cold is a bit...

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  9. The Italian art of wine

    The Italian art of wine

    Art and wine has always been a fascinating combination. A perfect example is “Anamorphosis” by South African artist William Kentridge, created for Ornellaia Estate’s Vendemmia d’Artista project and to celebrate the Carisma vintage in 2015. This work of art will now be auctioned, and its upset price will be announced...

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  10. Two thousand year old wine found in a tomb in China

    Two thousand year old wine found in a tomb in China

    In a Chinese tomb the archaeologists of the Institute of the relics and archeology of Luoyang have found a jar with some 2 thousand years old wine. The tomb, located in the ancient capital of Luoyang, central China, belonged to the Qin dynasty, which ruled the country from 226 to...

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