What makes a wine dry?

There is a somewhat small range of primary descriptors used by those in the industry which subsequently become the go to guidelines for a broad range of consumers. Whether a wine is dry or not is amongst the most popular characteristic used to judge whether one does or does not favour a wine. But what does it really mean? What makes a dry wine?

All about Cabernet Sauvignon!

Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the world’s most widely recognised, enjoyed and planted red wine grape varieties and is grown in nearly every major wine producing region in the world including France, Canada, Chile, Argentina, Lebanon, Australia and many more. But what do you really know about this grape?

Petrol in my Riesling?! What the TDN …

Exactly what it is which forms the final flavour profile of a wine is complex, multi-faceted and remains in the most part unknown. However, there are a number of varietal wines which have come to be known by a particular dominating aroma or flavour. Petrol in Riesling is one of them. I don’t know why, but I just can’t get enough of it, I’m a petrolhead. But what exactly is it? A fault? A varietal characteristic? Whatever it is, it‘s aroma that divides wine lovers and mystifies the casual wine drinker. In this post I will explore its origins and discuss in more detail viticultural and climatic factors affecting its presence and concentration.