Why does the date of disgorgement matter, since it has no bearing on the quality of the champagne, only potentially giving an indication of its flavour profile?
Had I known previously that the vineyard landscape, deservedly a UNESCO world heritage site, was so astonishingly beautiful, I would have enriched my life every year with a visit.
Among the many factors that may influence the health, ripeness and therefore quality of the grapes harvested for a given vintage, climate is one of the most significant.
Pinot Noir is particularly sensitive and a little Brett will ruin its delicate fruit, perfume, and therefore, its sense of place, as it does for all infected wines.
My advice on wine investment is always this, if you decide to invest in wine, go to a reputable merchant and purchase wines that you like drinking yourself, in the event you cannot sell it for a profit later on.
The perception that screwcap wines are cheap is outdated. Although there is no perfect closure for wine, here are instances where screwcaps excel over cork...
Visit Cape Town with the Chinese MW and learn about the exciting wine scene there.
Why do we need to decant wines? Which wines need decanting?
Is it correct to say that all wines contain some traces of sulphites? What effects can sulphur dioxide bring to wine?
[Wine basics from the Chinese MW] Learn about wine basics from Jennifer Docherty MW, the first ethnically Chinese Master of Wine.