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Want to have fun with wine or impress your friends at the bar tonight? Get started with Winerist's selection of 10 inspirational wine quotes. 1. "Vinophobia: the fear of running out of wine" 2. "Sip me baby, one more time" 3. "I make pour decisions" 4. "All you need is love. But a little wine never hurt" 5. "You had me at Merlot" 6. "I will share my gossip if you share your wine" 7. "Men are like fine wine" 8. "My healthcare provider is wine" 9. "Most of my... read more

Spain has the largest surface area of vineyards in the world. It’s also the third largest wine producer on the planet which makes it harder to know which wineries to stop at when you visit Spain. Since Spain is a country full of tradition, know-how and wine history it is difficult to narrow the list of most famous wineries down to just 10, but the ones selected have been chosen because they are great wineries with beautiful architecture, high-quality... read more

May is the perfect time for a vineyard visit, whether you are in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere! South of the equator, in Australia, South Africa and Argentina, harvest time is over and the fermentation process is just beginning with this year’s grapes. You might be lucky enough to sample some wine straight from the barrel! In the Northern hemisphere, in France, USA and Italy, as temperatures rise to between 1... read more

What can be better than spending the Easter Sunday with a glass of good wine paired with your favourite chocolate? This sounds very intriguing, but do you know who actually came up with this idea? The history of wine and chocolate pairing is not very long, the idea being born in 2002 when Kevin Arnold was inspired by an article about the antioxidant and health properties of the cocoa bean and chocolate.  The innovative matching was introduced by the Waterford... read more

A trip to the Douro valley is a must for wine lovers, whether you're a fan of Port in particular or Portuguese wines in general. More than 2,000 years of winemaking have shaped this UNESCO World Heritage Site into a unique, vine-terraced destination dotted with wineries that welcome visitors with attractive tasting rooms, dining and accommodation options.  However, driving a car along the narrow, winding roads that make their way up the dizzyingly steep slopes is not for everyone. So... read more

With warmer weather comes cravings for lighter summery foods, and what’s more estival than seafood? More than that, what seafood isn’t enjoyed best with a wine? With there being so many options in both categories, it can be difficult to know what the best pairings would be. Never fear, we’re here to help you out with that! We’ve compiled a number of popular wine possibilities with an array of seafood favorites.  ... read more

England Sparkling wine is the highlight of this country as of late. Yes, England makes still reds and whites, and even a few cheeky fortified wines. But within the past few years sparklings are where England shines brightest. In fact, just last year, English sparkling wine won over Champagne in a Paris blind tasting. Sacré bleu! Wine has been produced in England for hundreds of years, but it seems that only within the past decade or so have they... read more

Some things are just meant to be paired together. Peanut butter and jelly, tomato and basil, coffee and cream. Without one, the other seems to fall short of our appetites expectation. The pairing of steak and wine is no exception. Steak is a favorite primal fare, but there is no denying that it tastes even better with a cultivated wine. Fortunately for those who refuse to enjoy a steak without a wine there are plenty of global options to keep... read more

A summer wedding can be pretty tricky weather wise. You never know if it’s going to be too hot or too windy, if it’s going to rain or if the sun will shine on your big day. You may not be able to plan the weather for your wedding, but you can make sure the wine is just right. Here’s your wine guide for the perfect summer wedding. You’ll Want Variety Everyone... read more

Going to a fancy restaurant this week and want to impress your date or potential business partner by showing your sophisticated side? Great! There’s nothing wrong with wanting to make a good (and lasting) impression. What won’t look so good is embarrassing yourself, right? Show how cultured you are by ordering wine like a true sommelier. Thankfully, you don’t have to take long classes to master this. Vintopia and Visme ... read more