Styles of Wine

Learn the 6 Different Styles of Wine

Feb 15th, 2017 Wine 101 Von Vino 3 min read

Wine can be categorized into six main styles with hundreds of varietals within each. Red Wine Red wine is a style of wine produced using red or black-skinned grapes. When the grapes are crushed, the juice is left in contact and fermented with the skins allowing the pigment and tannins to transfer to the wine. The color of red wines can vary from purple or…

Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Apr 27th, 2016 Regions Von Vino 4 min read

Châteauneuf-du-Pape (shah-toe-nuff doo pahp) is the southernmost major appellation of the Southern Rhône wine region in France. Producing high-quality, mostly rich, full-bodied red wines with common characteristics of fresh cherries, strawberries, raspberries, pepper, and spice, it instantly became one of my favorites after my first time having had one. They can be juicy, robust, and succulent when young, and take on a more silky texture when…

1976 Paris Wine Tasting: The Judgment of Paris

Mar 18th, 2016 History, Regions Von Vino 6 min read

The 1976 Paris Wine Tasting, also known as the Judgment of Paris, was a wine competition that took place on May 24, 1976 in Paris, France. The competition was organized by British wine merchant, Steven Spurrier, to see how California wines would prove against French wines made from the same types of grapes. The French long had been considered the wine industry’s top dog. Spurrier,…

The Perfect Couple: Wine & Food Pairing

Feb 24th, 2016 Wine & Dine Von Vino 5 min read

Throughout history wine has been an integral part of the dining experience. For many, it was viewed as just another part of a staple diet. There wasn’t much focus on which wine would match with a particular dish. Whatever wine was available likely is what was used. However, as time progressed and culinary and wine-making practices developed alongside one another, wine and food pairing became a traditional…

Does This Wine Make My Glass Look Fat?

Feb 10th, 2016 Wine 101 Von Vino 5 min read

You’ve probably noticed wine glasses come in all sorts of shapes and sizes – tall, short, narrow, wide, small, large, stemmed, stemless, flute-shaped, tulip-shaped, and so on. The market is filled with numerous styles from which to choose. There are special glasses even made for drinking other beverages like martinis and cognac. Sure, it can make you feel fancy as you grasp the stem of…

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