Choose category


Summertime is here! If you aren’t going to be stuck at home being a taxicab and lifeguard all summer, you might be actively planning your next vacation getaway. If you’ve had enough of the theme parks and the beaches, try to come up with something new and exciting. If you love wine and you love to travel, why not do both? There are countless wine-themed activities and events across the United States and, of course, all... read more

Memorial Day has passed, so summer barbeque season is off and running!  You or some of your guests may enjoy a glass or two of wine with your cookouts.  Sometimes we don’t finish the bottle and we end up with corked half empty bottles of wine crowding our counters or refrigerators. If you don’t think you will drink it, but you don’t want to waste it, try blending into your next meal.... read more

Palermo is the capital of Sicily. Sicily is the largest Italian region in terms of size (25 710 sq.km) and the fourth biggest region in terms of population (5,1 million inhabitants). In Sicily, the vineyards cover about 14 000 sq.km. The wine production each year in this region is about 8,1 million hectolitres. Sicily has more vineyards than any other Italian region and about 70% of the grapes are white. You can find several different grape varieties in Palermo: international varieties such as Chardonnay, Cabernet... read more

Malbec is a French purple grape variety used in making red wine, native from the town of Cahors in the south of France. This region has a significant amount of Malbec plantations and there are two varieties of Malbec, one in Montpellier and another in Gaillac.  Sometimes, the Malbec wine is also called "Pressac" because the name of the two producers were Mr. Pressac and Mr. Malbeck. And it is also known as Côt, Cahors, Auxxerois or... read more

An introduction to wine tasting etiquette. Whether you are a wine newbie or an experienced taster, wine tasting events are a fun way to learn about what you like and don’t like. It’s the perfect opportunity to try new wines without having to invest in a bottle if you don’t like it. To help you out at your next event, we’ve compiled a list of our top dos and don’ts,... read more

With June comes the perfect excuse to start planning your wine and food summer holiday. WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE VINEYARD? In the Northern Hemisphere, following the flowering and pollination period, the fruit sets and forms clusters of green baby grapes which continue to grow throughout the summer. It is very important to have fine stable weather conditions during the growing period to secure a good crop. In the Southern Hemisphere, things are quieter in the cellar - however,... read more

Having a wine tasting party, or just feel like having some wine? You might not be sure what foods go with the wine you like and vice versa. People have no problem cracking their favorite beer and drinking it with whatever snacks are around. But for some reason we get intimated when choosing a wine with our meal, or we feel guilty drinking wine with something we might not feel is suitable. It may surprise you that wine goes great... read more

One thing is certain to carry you through the process of planning your wedding without too many hiccups, and that is your bridal party. You may not have thought to work bridal party gifts into your budget, but it’s a nice gesture to thank the people who have been there to support you since day one. What better way to relax after the wedding than with some wine? These gift ideas are sure to inspire whatever you choose... read more

To learn more about the hidden wine gems of Croatia, the JustDubrovnik team has conducted an interview for Winerist with a Croatian sommelier, Ksenija Matic, WSET Level 3. She will explain which wines to try and which wineries to visit while visiting the lovely capital and its surroundings. "I’m a local Dubrovnik girl, born and raised within the city walls. Me and my sister Angela own an event planning agency Event Lab. However, I am a true wine... read more

For many people a cruise is the ultimate holiday, a destination that stays the same yet is always moving, a base amidst the changing beauty of many a scenic port town hugging the sunny coastline. The Mediterranean captures our imagination as an exotic land of culture and history, good food, good wine, and sunsets over quiet waves. Many Europeans make what could almost be considered a pilgrimage to its shores every year, its very name conjuring up images of relaxation... read more