The history of virtually any popular brand of sparkling wines today has its roots in the Middle Ages, in the Champagne region sprinkled with vineyards and distilleries. It was there that grew the best grapes, ideal for creating exquisite alcoholic beverages of small fortress. Especially juicy and fragrant white grapes of Champagne gave (and gives) to the real French champagne the best in the world taste and the richest flavor. And thanks to him, the world is obliged to the birth of the legendary Laurent-Perrier champagne (Laurent-Perrier). Continue reading
Collecting good wines is a great investment. But what are these “good”? These certainly include wines of France (Bordeaux Chateau, Burgundy), and in a small amount of Spain, Italy, Germany. Proper financing is buying young wine, the price of which has not yet skyrocketed. We place in the cellar and observe how every year the taste becomes richer and the price is higher. Carefully monitor the shelf life to prevent ripening of wine and its death. For white dry wines, the limit is 30 years, for dry red wines – 40 years, the white dessert wine has been languishing for 50 years. There are samples that retain their taste for over 100 years, only a few overcome the century mark. Continue reading
Winemaking, despite its venerable age, continues to develop tirelessly: preserving traditions, technologies are being improved, new recipes and terms are emerging. All this contributed to the emergence of new professions “at winemaking”. One of these is a sommelier.
BUT FEW WHO KNOWS WHO SUCH A SOMEL is REALLY?
The French Union Sommelier gives the following definition of this profession: it is a person whose duties include serving drinks to clients of an institution, consultations on choice, and even table setting. Continue reading