Have you been meaning to start a wine collection but don’t know where to start? Or perhaps you’ve been wondering which type of glassware to choose for your favorite style of wine. Our Millesima Wine Tips are designed to guide your tasting experience, from choosing the right style to suit your preferences, to opening the bottle and serving what’s inside. These tips are designed for wine lovers of all levels, from beginners to the most seasoned connoisseurs.
Have you always wanted to start a wine collection but haven’t been quite sure where to begin? We understand. Putting together the perfect wine selection is certainly not a simple task. It is important to have a variety of regions, producers and styles. But it is equally important to choose the right vintages and to make sure the wines are aged for the right amount of time. And above all, it is paramount that your wine collection be a representation of your own personal style. Follow our 10 simple steps to build your ideal wine collection!
Look. Smell. Swirl. Smell again. Assess. Taste. Evaluate. Have you ever wondered why wine connoisseurs seem always to stick to this routine when tasting wine? As it turns out, there is a method to their madness. These wine tasting steps allows the taster to fully experience the characteristics of a wine: its color and clarity; its primary, secondary and tertiary aromas; its sweetness, tannins, acidity, alcohol, persistence and flavor profile. Follow our step-by-step guide and learn how to taste like a pro!
From a light-bodied and pale Pinot Noir with an earthy bouquet to a powerful and full-bodied Napa Cabernet bursting with fruit, red wines come in a dazzling variety of colors, flavors and textures. Red wines are produced in almost every country in the world, in cold and warm climates, and in a huge range of styles. So how does one even begin to classify them? In this article, we take a look at various ways to classify red wines, by parameters such as body, grape variety, geography, vintage and winemaking. Learn more about the world’s many different red wine types!
From the bone dry Pinot Grigio wines of Italy’s Veneto region to the voluptuous and buttery Chardonnay of California, white wines occupy a very wide spectrum of colors, flavors and textures on the palate. White wines are made by thousands of producers around the world, in both cool and hot climates and in many different styles. So how should we classify them? This article explores the subject of how to categorize white wines with various parameters, including sweetness, body, grape variety, geography and terroir of origin and winemaking technique. Read on to learn more!
Ever wonder how many calories there are in a single serving or bottle of red wine? Or maybe you would like to know where these wine calories come from? As it turns out, wine does in fact have calories, which come from two main components of wine: sugar and alcohol. In this article, we take a look at how to calculate the number of calories in a glass of red wine. We also provide some recommendations for low calorie wines for those watching their weight, and we discover how red wine compares to other styles, like white wine and sparkling wine. Read on to learn more about wine calories !
Have you ever wondered about how many ounces there are in a standard pour of your favorite wine? Or, how many glasses of wine can be served from a large format bottle, like a Double Magnum or Jeroboam? Or maybe you would like to learn more about how many bottles of wine to buy for a set number of guests at your next event? This article is fully dedicated to “wine math”. We take a look at the number of ounces in a glass of wine and how this can change depending on wine style. We also walk you through how to calculate the number of bottles you will need for your next soirée. Read on and brush up on your wine math skills!