Wine

What? The fermented juice of various types of grape, or less commonly, other fruits.

Where? Grapes need a moderately warm climate, so growth is focused in Southern Europe, the Americas, Australasia, and parts of the Middle East.

When? The first physical evidence dates to 6000BC in Georgia, continues soon after in the Middle East and is spread throughout the Mediterranean by the Phoenicians.

How? Temperature of serve is the only factor to consider, and you already know those rules for table wine. Fortified wines generally have their own rules.

Tip For Beginners: The Old World wines of France, Germany and Italy categorize themselves differently to the New World who usually tell you the grapes used in the wine. As grapes are the building blocks of flavour, we think its easier to learn about types of grape you like the taste of rather than the names of endless appellations, communes, or chateaux.

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    • Beyra Tinto 2017 75cl
    • Beyra Tinto 2017 75cl
      • £10.95
    • At around 700 metres Beyra's vineyards are amongst some of the highest in all Portugal. At theses altitudes the vines benefit from a cooler climate which allows allows higher level of acidity while the cool nights make ripening slower and more even, enhancing the concentration of aromas and flavours in the grape. The result is a finer, more restrained wine than some Portuguese wines. Style: Medium…
    • Quinta do Seival Castas Portuguesas 2011 75cl
    • Quinta do Seival Castas Portuguesas 2011 75cl
      • £15.95
    • When you think of Brazil, I'm pretty sure that quality wine is something that does not initially spring to mind, but they have been making great wines for years. Looking at this wine you would be forgiven in thinking that it has come straight out the Douro but the heavy Portuguese influence has really helped create a wine that stands above the rest. Style: Full Bodied Red Region: Brazil, Candiota…
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