Archive for March, 2014
If you ever get the opportunity to visit the vineyard where Concha Y Toro’s flagship Don Melchor wine starts its life, you are likely to find yourself in a ditch. An actual ditch, dug just so that you can see, close up, the composition of volcanic stony soil in which the vines struggle to survive. Beats being handed a stone or rock by a winemaker, as is so often the case. (more…)
Sometimes, being a wine lover feels like you’ve made a pact with the Devil.
You’re labelled a “snob” for turning down a glass of cheap wine.
You’re branded a binge drinker because you dare to have a glass or two on a regular basis.
If you drink wine in the week, it must be a coping mechanism – especially if you’re a woman. And obviously, you have no control.
Rarely is it mentioned that many of us like wine for its taste and its alchemy with food – not for its alcohol levels.
Now, it looks like the UK’s wine lovers are about to get punished again. (more…)