Matching wines to each dish that are strictly from a single country is a massive challenge even for the most experienced. Even more so for diners who have a stronger preference for the mainstream wines. In the landlocked country of Austria, the farmers grow a diverse range of grapes that are made into food-friendly wines [...]
For weeks, my mind had revolved around this topic and trying hard to find a wine that fits the bill. Just when I was about to throw the towel in and admit this was not going to work, a bottle proved my search was worth the time. Find a sub-$100 wines from less heard regions, [...]
In the past weeks, the world wine market has its eyes fixed on the Bordeaux en primeur. With every price release looking like an IPO, wine merchants are often kept waiting with eager anticipation. Marking wines to market wrongly can be disastrous, result in either massive loss in profits or lack of interest from customers. Both [...]
In an earlier post on my trip to Napa Valley, I wrote “If you ask almost anyone to name a source region for America’s wines, there is a 90 per cent chance someone will quickly respond with Napa Valley.” Similarly, if you asked for the red wine of America there’s an equally high chance of hearing [...]
Like anyone who gets questions about wines, the most commonly asked was “What’s Old World and New World”. Generally accepted, notion of Old World points to wine-producing regions within Europe, and New World being everywhere else. But wine making has been the livelihood for people outside Europe for centuries, the Australians been at it for [...]
Wine Xin - The Blabber, an independent Singapore wine blog, aims to bring wine information closer to the mass consumers. Adopting an unassuming attitude, the blog is designed to share with consumers from all levels.