What is a Blind Wine Tasting?

What is a Blind tasting ? A Brief description….. To ensure a completely impartial judgment of a wines qualities, it should be tasted blind. In simple terms you should not see the wine bottle shape or label. Blind tasting may also involve serving the wine from a dark wine glass to mask the colour of the wine from the person tasting it. …

Wine Glasses : a guide to all types

Stemware shows wine at it’s best – the choice of a glass is mostly a matter of personal choice. The infographic from winefolly below shows all the types of wine glasses and this is a link to a video of how to clean wine glasses…. http://winefolly.com/tutorial/how-to-clean-wine-glasses-properly/

Building a Wine Cellar – Rules, Tips, Checklist, and Plan

Construct your own wine collection and wine cellar.     When I talk to people who are just getting into wine collecting many of them say that they want to start their own collection and they ask me where and with what they should start.  Here three simple rules for the collector and 11 things to consider when building a wine …

Wine Making and Yeast

One of the keys to winemaking is yeast. The thriving and multiplying of yeast in ideal conditions is one of the the baselines to wine production. You can actually buy yeast in culture or tablet for wine making – a good quality one having a high alcohol tolerance that will allow the wine to ferment further. You can get specialised …

What happens when wines age?

    What happens when wines age? The period of time during which the wine is handled and stored in the winery is called the maturation stage, while ageing usually refers to the time in bottle. However, both processes are intimately linked, ageing being a progression of the maturation, albeit at a slower rate. The most obvious change is in …

Faults in Wine Explained

Many people ask what the faults are in wine and how to detect them…. outlined below is some research we have done to fill you in on the basics. Faults in Wine are many… In view of its complex chemical nature and the microbiological changes involved, wine is heir to various faults. The winemaker and the quality control officer need …

TASTING WINE – step-by-step checklist

When TASTING WINE (that you buy from Corporate Wine – with your own custom label), you need a step by step guide or a checklist… here goes: Pour about 30 ml of wine into a glass. 1. Observing Tilt the glass slightly. Check that the wine is clear (not hazy). Observe its colour against a white background and determine the …

A guide to cellaring wine and wine storage

CELLARING WINES AND WINE STORAGE To most of us a cellar is our collection of wine in wine boxes in the cupboard or under the bed, while to others it is an underground cellar or a specially built temperature controlled room. Wherever you store your wines, it is recommended that they should be in a dark, well ventilated environment which …