Trying to find the perfect white wine is difficult because there are so many different varieties to choose from. Understanding what makes a white wine, the difference in the tastes and aromas can help you narrow down which ones you will like and which ones you will not. For example, both Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc perform beautifully but these are different styles of dry white wine. The differences between them, however, are great so comparing them side by side will hopefully help you find which one you prefer.
Knowing where your wine originates from and where they make the wine of greater quality is important. Chardonnay originates from Burgundy, France and is usually produced with Pinot Noir grape. There are 491,000 acres of Chardonnay grapes worldwide. So, when looking to choose a bottle, the location of where the wine was made is important. If price is not an issue, look for North Coast California, Oregon, Cotes de Beaune (France), Jura (France) and New Zealand. If you want to save some cash but still want a decent Chardonnay, look for Spain, Chile, Italy, Australia and Languedoc (France).
Sauvignon Blanc hails from Bordeaux and Loire in France and usually grows along Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. There are 272,000 acres of Sauvignon Blanc grapes worldwide. A more expensive bottle of Sauvignon Blanc will usually have been grown in New Zealand, California, Washington and Loire Valley (France), but you can certainly find a great quality Sauvignon Blanc lower in price. Look for bottles produced in Chile, Italy or Pays d’Oc (France). Read More →
When it comes to the perfect white wine for cooking, it is very simple: if you enjoy drinking the wine, then you should cook with it. It does not necessarily mean that it has to be expensive as long as you would drink and serve it to your guests. If it tastes good, it will also taste good in your dish. Think about this way, it will also give you a chance to drink a glass or two while you are cooking your favourite meal. Sounds fun, doesn’t it?
Here is another tip: When buying white wine, it is not a good idea to purchase white wine for cooking because they contain salt and other additives which will negatively affect the flavour of the dish. Here are the best white wines for cooking. Read More →
Have you ever bought a champagne or any other sparkling wine before? If yes, do you know what some of those ‘fancy’ words like cremant, cuvee, brut and spumante mean? In this simple guide we will try to explain these terms, so next time you want to buy champagne or a sparking wine, you will know exactly what you are getting. Read More →
White wines usually have better aging potential compared to other wine varieties. This is because of high degree of mineral contend and low level of pH, which help wine achieve grater complexity over the years. Capable of reaching ages over hundred years old, Riesling wine is among world’s most popular white wines, along with Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.
It comes in a wide range of tastes, from very sweet to dry, but most Riesling wines perfectly pair with desserts, due to the aromatic grape. Riesling wines usually have fresh, fruity notes of citrus, apple and honey and are known for tasting better when left to mature. Because of its versatility, Riesling is perfect for all occasions, so it’s great to have few varieties in to match and mix. Because it is one of the most popular wines, many wine suppliers offer Riesling wine for sale. Just make sure you select a high-sugar variety one. Read More →