Thought I’d start the first post in 2011 with some famous wine quotes (pictured is Bacchus, the God of wine). “In Victory, You Deserve Champagne, In Defeat, You Need It.” Napoleon “Remember Gentlemen, it’s Not Just France We Are Fighting For, it’s Champagne!” Winston S. Churchill, 1918 When Lily Bollinger was asked “When do you… Read More Wine words
Wine quotes Part V… “Good wine ruins the purse; bad wine ruins the stomach.” Spanish saying “In water one sees one’s own face; But in wine, one beholds the heart of another.” An Old French proverb “I love everything that’s old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines.”Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774) “The best… Read More Wine Quotes Part V
Len Evans, a wine connoisseur, writer, judge, Australian wine embassador, promoter, etc., known as a Godfather in the wine industry. Australian born in England, passed relatively recently in 2006. Among many other things, in 1968, Mr Evans established Rothbury Estate in the Hunter Valley, and then formed the Petaluma winery with Brian Croser, later founding the Evans Wine… Read More Len Evans’ Theory Of Capacity
The following is a link someone just sent to me on the basics of how wine is made – I found it quite clear and informative for anyone who’s interested 🙂 http://vimeo.com/10603861
Few more wine words… (picture above has Bacchus, God of Wine) “Drink wine, and you will sleep well. Sleep, and you will not sin. Avoid sin, and you will be saved. Ergo, drink wine and be saved.” Medieval German saying “Making good wine is a skill. Fine wine is an art.” Robert Mondavi, “Harvests Of Joy,”… Read More Wine Quotes Part IV
What exactly is Hermitage? French Hermitage? Aussie Penfolds Hermitage? Some find this confusing. First of all, literally it means a hermit in seclusion, and the “H” of Hermitage is silent. Hermitage is the most famous of all Rhone Valley, French appellations/qualifications, although only a small area (311 acres to be exact). Red Hermitage wine is… Read More Hermitage…
Okay, so Pinot Grigio are what the Italians call it, and to the French, Pinot Gris – both mean “Grey Pinot”. The grape can vary in colour, darker or lighter (Darker Pinot Grigio grape shown in picture to left). These are different resulting wines, from the same grape. Generally, P. Grigio is more fragrant, fruit… Read More Pinot Grigio or Pinot Gris?
Wine Quotes I like, Part III:<– This is Bacchus “In Europe we thought of Wine as something as Healthy and Normal as Food, and also a great Giver of Happiness and Well being and Delight. Drinking Wine was Not a Snobbism Nor a Sign of Sophistication Nor a Cult; it was as Natural as Eating… Read More Wine Quotes Part III
New Age Wine Term – UMAMI I only came across “Umami” a few years ago at a tasting/course by my boss. In case you haven’t heard, it is a relatively new wine term, to describe the “5th Sense” in taste (or some say 6th). So you have Sweet, Sour, Salty, and Bitter. Asian tradition also… Read More UMAMI !
My favourite Wine Quotes Part II…<– This is Bacchus, growing older. “Burgundy makes you think of silly things, Bordeaux makes you talk of them and Champagne makes you do them.” Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin “Wine has been a part of Civilized Life for some seven thousand Years. It is the Only beverage that Feeds the Body, Soul… Read More Wine Quotes Part II