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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

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

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

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

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

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