In several bars and restaurants in Auckland, New Zealand, began to offer wines supplied in kegs.
A keg is a metal vessel, usually made of steel or aluminum, often used for storing and transporting beer, as well as any other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages under pressure. Wine in kegs has already conquered markets in Australia, Canada and the USA, and all this is due to the fact that this container helps to significantly reduce the price of a glass for a visitor. However, this is not the only plus. Continue reading
If you have ever watched as a specially trained person slowly pours wine from a bottle into a decanter, and then pours it into guests’ glasses, then you are already familiar with the procedure called “decant”. But the question is: is decantation really necessary or is it just a beautiful wine custom?
Wine experts still can not agree in opinion – why do decantation is needed. Why it is impossible to pour wine directly from the bottle, and why add a decanter to the process? Continue reading
What first comes to mind at the mention of France? Eiffel Tower, wine and Champs Elysees. Variations are possible, but “wine” is always present. For the French themselves, wine has long become an integral part of lunch and dinner, not to mention the festive feasts. But was it always? Let’s see.
The Romans, who conquered the territory of Gaul in the 1st century BC, played a fundamental role in the development of winemaking in France. Although the Gauls initially favored Brahe, they were subsequently able to appreciate the taste of the wine. Continue reading