What is Malbec Wine? A Quick Guide

A robust red wine from Argentina, Malbec Wine 2017 is made from the variety of grapes with the same name that is actually native to France. They were planted in Argentinian soil in the 19th century, where they thrived. These are dark fruits with thick skins, and impart a similarly dark berry flavor … [Read more...]

Everything You Need to Know About Port Wine

Port wine is not only loaded with flavor, it’s also loaded with history. This type of wine has been made for centuries in the Douro Valley in Portugal. Its name comes from Porto, a coastal city in Portugal sitting pretty at the Douro River’s mouth. From here, 17th-century ships carrying casks of … [Read more...]

Riesling – Arguably the Greatest Wine Grape in the World

By Dan Berger Riesling is probably the greatest wine grape in the world. Since such a statement is open to challenge (and surely will be), I used the word “probably” so as not to irritate the misguided people in this world who think red wine commands the top ten spots on the World’s Greatest … [Read more...]

Barolo

By Dan Berger In the mid-1980s, I interviewed a wealthy and well-regarded wine collector for an article I was doing on his world-famed cellar. After some discussion of all his classic red Bordeaux, Classified Growths such as his 1945 Chateau Latour en magnum, and his great old Burgundies, his … [Read more...]

The 8 Best Sangria and Mulled Wine Recipes

Two creative and unique wine options that are sure to be crowd pleasers this holiday season are sangrias and mulled wines. Sangria is a delicious drink that originated in Spain and Portugal, and typically consists of red wine, chopped fruit (orange, lemon, lime, apple, peach, berries, etc.), a … [Read more...]

Airlines with the Best Wines

When it comes to choosing an airline, any wine enthusiast should be sure to take two things into consideration: whether the airline serves wine, and, if so, the quality of the vino being served. Because these two questions are very important to the oenophiles at wine.net, we have reached out to our … [Read more...]

The 9 Most Sought-After “Organic” Wines

One of the most popular new trends in the world of vino is the production and consumption of organic wines. Given the prevalence of organic foods, this development isn’t very surprising. Even if you haven’t been participating in the organic food movement, any wine buff should consider giving organic … [Read more...]

The 12 Perfect Wines For Beginning Enthusiasts

Not sure what the difference is between cabernet sauvignon and sauvignon blanc? Do you find yourself totally confused when wine drinkers describe the mouth-feel of a wine? Are you interested in drinking wine but have no idea where to begin? If so, our list of 12 incredible wines is just for you. … [Read more...]

British Columbia Wine

By Dan Berger There is a refreshing ebullience among the insiders of the emerging wine industry of Western Canada’s remote Okanagan Valley.       And a bit of self-consciousness too. World acclaim, which is just now happening to them, is a bit of a shock. But it’s well-deserved.      I’m often … [Read more...]

Information Overload

By Dan Berger In 1981, I wrote a newspaper wine column in which I said that learning about wine, especially fine wines, was a daunting task. Today, despite the advent of the internet and cell phones, it is worse than ever.      Back 34 years ago I suggested, for instance, that Chardonnay and … [Read more...]