School is in!
Think of this page as a Wine Dictionary for all the important wine terms.
‘Wine Speak’ can seem like a language of it’s own but once you get the hang of it and find a few words that work for you, we can all have better conversations about wine 🙂
So let’s get to class and start learning some of these wine terms that will help you understand why you like a certain wine or not. Plus, you will also become better at remembering the wines and styles of wine you prefer to taste, drink and buy.
Acidic: All wine has a certain amount of acidic which makes a wine feel fresh and gives it a lift. Too much acidic makes a wine taste sour and feel sharp and not enough will make a wine flat.
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How to Taste Wine Like a Professional
Ok, so reading this article won’t really make you a professional wine taster but it will definitely get you started.
People have been tasting and judging the quality of different wines for thousands of years. Professional wine tasters have been making money from tasting and judging wines for more than 100 years. So what does it take to be a professional wine taster?
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7 Health Benefits of Drinking Wine
We drink it with dinner, we drink it with friends, we drink it to celebrate life events, we look forward to it after a long day at work, it relaxes our mind and brings a smile to our face. Yes we are talking about wine! But did you know that moderate wine consumption can be good for your health.
We’ve all heard that a glass of wine here and there is good for you …. but how exactly?
Before we talk health benefits however, lets talk ‘pour size’ and what is meant by moderate consumption. While we may love our oversized wine glasses, medical experts don’t consider them a proper pour size. Consuming too much alcohol will negate all the below health benefits. The National Health and Medical Research Council states that two small glasses of wine per day is the maximum safe dose with further recommendation that no more than four standard drinks be consumed on any one occasion.
Now that we have that sorted, grab yourself a glass and let’s talk health benefits of moderate consumption.
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Spring – Time to Start Making Wine
As Winter becomes a distant memory and the weather warms up, the excitement is building at Grove Estate for what is to come.
We are spending more time outdoors and the dormant grape vines are beginning to grow and sprout new life, all of this signalling the start of an extremely busy and crucial time in the vineyards at Grove Estate. The rise in temperature sparks the growth of new shoots. The tiny buds swell and first leaves begin to unfold. The season is underway for yet another year.
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Well bugger me, if it’s not that time again already when the so called sales and marketing team, (a team of one and a half humans and a dog) have bugged the hell out of me to write some words of wisdom to you all. So take note and order some wine, I am a farmer you know and there is a drought!
Looking out the car windows this morning all I can see is fog. The brains trust in the marketing department insists that I take photos every day to show you what it looks like in the vineyard.
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