THE BIG SECRET ABOUT PINOT

Pinot is a little bit misunderstood. Recent findings have shown us that all Pinot varieties are not just related but are, in fact, the same! Time to get to the bottom of the story of Pinot, an ancient grape that…

ARMENIA: The Wine & Food Festival

Armenia is a country where the boundary of the reality and myth is invisible. A country which existence is a myth, but the history is real. Armenians are ancient people in an ancient country. Their homeland is the plateau sprawling…

RED WINE MAY NOT BE AS HEALTHY AS WE THOUGHT

Any casual romp around the Internet will show you that what we think we know about nutrition is often based purely on hype and speculation. It usually happens like this: Scientists conduct a study that might theoretically suggest one thing,…

WHAT WE REALLY TASTE WHEN WE DRINK WINE ?

Two glasses sit side by side on the table, each filled midway up with red wine. On the bottom of each stem is a white piece of paper. One reads “Wine A”; the other, “Wine B.” I, along with approximately…

THE MIRACLE MACHINE: Turns Water Into Wine

The Miracle Machine is named thanks to its promised ability to turn water into wine. A certain historical figure is reputed to have once turned water into wine, and whether you believe this event actually happened or not, the idea…

CHATEAU MARGAUX 2009: Worls’s Most Expensive Wine

Got $195,000 to spare? Then make your way to Le Clos in the Dubai International Airport. There, three bottles of 2009 Bordeaux from Château Margaux are available for your consumption pleasure. While these bottles has been touted as the world's…

NYAN NYAN NOUVEAU: The Japanese Wine For Cats

Today in Japan, bottled wine created especially for cats goes on sale. This is not a joke. Pet supplement company B&H Lifes is rolling out "wine exclusively for cats" that is called "Nyan Nyan Nouveau." In Japanese, "nyan nyan" (ニャンニャン)…

BLUSH: Find The Perfect Bottle Of Wine With This App

Looking for the perfect bottle of wine can be a daunting task, especially if you’re not exactly sure what you’re looking for. iPhone app Blush aims to make shopping for your next bottle of vino a little simpler, putting the…

SCALA VINOTECA: Wining & Dining In Athens

Scala Vinoteca is a real metropolitan diamond and the newest entry into mature wining and dining. Yet not in Milan or New York, but in Athens.  When it comes to enjoying a fine plate of octopus carpaccio, tiradito shrimps, or…

HAKONE KOWAIKEN YUNESSUN: The Japanese Wine Spa

Located in Kowakien Yunessun, the biggest, most popular spa center in Japan, the outdoor has opened its gates once again. Hundreds of gallons of Beaujolais Nouveau, the most popular wine in Japan, are used during the 12 day period the…

VINO LOCO: A Creative Spanish Wine Label

This innovative wine label designed by creative agency Lola Madrid looks like a straightjacket. The design enhance the name of the wine, Vino Loco, which translates as “Crazy Wine”. The white fabric label, which wraps around and secures at the…

THE WINE & CLIMATE CHANGE

Amid growing concerns that climate change may be negatively impacting agriculture and food industry operations worldwide, a new study suggests that the winemaking industry as we known it may soon be forever altered. Rising temperatures and changes in rainfall are…

BETTER HALF WINE PACKAGING By Daniel Green

Better Half Wine is a fic­tional wine brand tar­geted towards young males with a casual approach to wine drink­ing, con­cep­tu­al­ized by Daniel Green. The con­cept intended to bring to mind the idea of pair­ing food with wine, using the shape…

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO WHITE WINE

So you're about to order a bottle of tasty white wine! Do you want dry, very dry, or off-dry? And what ratio of melon-ness to butterscotch-ness do you want? What about saltiness? Stonefruit-ness? If you don't know, your waiter will…

ANIMAL WINE RACKS (AB SERIES) By Conte Bleu

Conte bleu is a brand with a slogan, “Fable-like life”, was established by idealists. Working in Seoul, South Korea they research fable-like values through various experiments and projects. Animal wine racks or called AB series, are really unique. Conte Bleu…

GEORGIA’S SECRET WORLD OF WINE

In Georgia, where wine has been made for 8000 years, the grape has sacred significance. In this extract from a longer feature in Lonely Planet Traveller magazine, Marcel Theroux explores ancient vineyards and meets the traditional wine-makers of Georgia. Photographs…