The emergence of wine critics and an estimated jury in the world of winemaking has greatly simplified the lives of ordinary consumers (you can safely rely on the assessment of an independent expert and not waste time tasting bad wine), which cannot be said about the producers. In the literal sense, critics are able to decide the fate of sales, and hence the production of wine in general: self-respecting wine boutiques try to work only with those wines that received good reviews from an authoritative jury. Leading world critics with their opinions are able to shape the fashion for a particular brand of wine. Continue reading
“Dry” terminology says that red wine is a drink made from dark grape varieties using a special technology that promotes the transfer of anthocyanins from the skin to the wort. By the way, it is wrong to believe that only the color of the grapes sets the shade of the final product. The process of “coloring” is a bit more complicated: the wort is infused with crushed grape seeds (pulp), where coloring pigments and tannins stand out during the fermentation process. This technology allows you to get a drink of various shades and astringency. Continue reading
Wine auctions or a bottle of wine for the price of a luxury car. For “hunters” for antiques, an auction is a great opportunity to purchase the desired lot (paintings, jewelry, cars), for wine collectors it is an opportunity to buy a bottle or a whole collection of elite wine.
At internationally renowned auctions (Christie’s, Sotheby’s, Zachys, Acker Merrall & Condit, Hart Davis), the cost per bottle sometimes reaches several hundred thousand dollars. Continue reading