Grüner Veltliner Wine – Taste And Food Pairing

Talking about specific and heavenly tasty wines, we have one in mind that will make you fall in love with whites, even if you prefer reds. We are talking about the amazing Grüner Veltliner. It is a dry white wine that grows almost only in Austria. It has fruity flavors of lime, green pepper and grapefruit making it the most exotic substitute of Sauvignon Blanc. The name of this dazzling white wine is translated as the “Green Wine of Veltlin”. Veltlin was an area located in the lower part of the Alps during the 1600’s, which now is a part of Valtellina, Italy.

How It Tastes?

  • Fruit Flavors – Grüner Veltliner is a fruity wine with flavours of lime, berries, citrus lemon, nectarine and grapefruit
  • Other Flavours – It also has herbal and spicy flavours, flower, mineral, earth, white pepper, lovage, green bean, iris, honey, radish, tarragon and ginger
  • Oak Flavours – You may find flavours added with oak aging like cream, Brazil nut and wax pepper
  • Serving Temperature – Grüner Veltliner must be served at 7 ºC
  • Acidity – It has high acidity
  • Similar Varieties – Sauvignon Blanc, Dry Riesling, Picpoul, Muscadet, Vermentino, Grenache Blanc, Pinot Blanc, Colombard and Gros Manseng

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5 Facts About Pinot Noir that You Should Know

Did you know that Pinot Noir is ranked among the 10 most planted grape varieties in the world? This amazing, sophisticated wine is admired by millions of wine enthusiasts who would go at lengths to find a good, quality bottle of Pinot Noir.

This wine is fickle and can have a variety of flavours which greatly depends on the vintage and the fact where it is grown. You can easily find Pinot Noir online as well as offline, as the demand for this exquisite wine is on the rise. To many people, Pinot Noir is pricey mystery and for that reason we compiled the 5 most interesting facts you should know to get a better picture of the king of the red wines. Continue reading

Red or White Wine: Which One To Choose?

Whether red or white, wine is a great choice for any special occasion. From birthday parties to anniversary dinners and even weddings, a bottle of wine can surely change the mood of any special event. It is a fact that many wine lovers tend to have a preference between red and white wine. But unless you are a wine expert or drink it on a regular basis, knowing which wine to choose for your special occasion may be confused.

While both wines present numerous similar qualities, red and white wine can be very different in some aspects. Hence, it is important to understand their similarities and differences in order to know which one to choose. Continue reading

How To Choose The Best Australian Sparkling Wine

Wherever there is a celebration, there is for sure a bottle of sparkling wine that calls to action. And when it comes to sparkling wine, that means the good stuff. But what actually good stuff means?

Sparkling wine can be divided into three different categories on celebration parties. For the toast, you will need the real good stuff – and that include a French Champagne. Veuve Clicquot, Charles Heidsieck and Lanson are good options. However, if you really wants to make a statement, pick a bottle of Billecart-Salmom or Bollinger champagnes. Continue reading

Australian Riesling: Does It Get Better With Age

Drinking good wine, with good food, in good company is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Riesling is considered to be one of the finest white grapes in the world, producing a whole range of styles from bone dry to lusciously sweet.

Australian Riesling is generally considered best consumed soon after you purchase it, while it still has its fresh fruity characteristics and lively acidityare. Many people love the rich fruit that the wine exhibits in its youth. Riesling produces wines which are delicious on release and in most cases improve in the bottle for a little while. All wines go through some changes as they age, just like we do. Continue reading