Methods of Wine Retailing

wine ecommerceWhat are the different ways in which you can buy a bottle of wine for yourself? Quite naturally, you would visit the nearest wine shop which sells wines. These physical stores are present in different locations and cater to the wine-drinking population of that area. Quite notably, the different varieties and brands of wines which are kept in a particular store is dependent largely on the preferences of the customers of that area, the wine brands which market themselves in that area and how big is the wine shop to enable it to store a variety of wines. Understandably, the wine shops which are large can have more variety of wines. If the wine shop has a large network of supplier, it can offer you wines from popular as well as new brands.
Now, this option of visiting a physical store to have wines comes with a wide array of limitations. Special efforts have to be made to go to the shop to buy it. The range of wine choices might be severly limited.
Yet another way to buy wines is to make use of the online methods. Using these methods, you would be able to see a much larger inventory of wines, compare the prices from different online stores, get these delivered to your place and make the payments securely online. Now, these online portals which allow ecommerce in wines have to be duly registered as per the laws of the land. These are of different types as well. Some would be developed by the brand or the winery so that you can buy wines directly from it. However, some others could be marketplaces or brokers which do not own the products but earn commission on sales of wines. These generally offer a wide choice of wines to customers.
As a customer, there is no doubt that the means of buying are these two and both of these have respective pros and cons.

Semillon Sauvignon Blanc wines to tickle your senses

Still guessing which Semillon Sauvignon Blanc wine to drink tonight? Here are 7 most impressive Semillon Sauvignon Blanc Wines of Australia in 2016 to cherish. Make them a part of your meals and celebrations. Below infographic lists them. These are –

  • Cathedral Rock Estate Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
  • Peter Lehmann Founding Stone Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
  • De Bortoli The Accomplice Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
  • Yallingup Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
  • Salmon Bay Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
  • Surfs Up Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
  • Peaceful Bay Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

Gotta Catch them all!!

Most Impressive Semillon Sauvignon Blanc Wines in 2016

Shiraz Wines to Fill your Days

Here are some Shiraz wines to fill your days with delight and night with fantasies. Every bottle is a mark of effort and labor undergone in making them. Cherish these bottles and you shall not be disappointed. Drink with family and friends and it will be worth the experience.

These mouth-watering Shiraz wines from 2016 are a must for people who love wines. From the first sip to the last these wines can make a delightful experience. Be the part of something amazing, like them and love them. Irresistible to the core!



Best Practices for Chardonnay Wines Food Pairing

Wines and foods both have their own aromas and tastes. Therefore, the pairing of wine and food shall be such that the aroma and taste of wine is not lost in those of foods. Careful wine pairing is done by experts by keeping in view the essential characteristics of both so that the drinkers have the best of both worlds. In this respect, following are some of the best practices for pairing of Chardonnay white wines.


  • Chardonnay goes well with mild dishes having creamy feel.
  • Meaty and shell fishes, lightly seasoned poultry and pork are other good food items to pair with it
  • Chardonnay with oaky feel is good with toasty flavouring food
  • Chardonnay’s sweetness does well with corn, sweet potatoes, butternut squash. Roaster and grilled foods like roasted chicken also tastes well with the wine.
  • Dishes with smooth texture, such as creamy soups, pastas and sauces are other good items to pair chardonnay wines with.


  • Do not drink it with aggressively seasoned food. So, a good many Chinese, Indian and Southeast Asian dishes are out of question.
  • Another food item which spoils the Chardonnay wine taste are the bitter foods. These include bitter vegetables and spices. These have the effect of making your favourite chardy taste sour.
  • Foods with high levels of acidity, such as olives, high-acid cheese and raw tomatoes, are a big no to be taken along with chardonnay.
  • If you think that the chardonnays anywhere in the world would taste best when chilled, you cannot be farther from truth. There is a need to keep it away from the ice bucket 15 to 20 minutes before relishing it.

Historical Perspective on Australian Wine Industry

1788 sydney cove Captain Arthur Phillip

Australia wine industry has come a long way in not so long span of 200 years since its onset.

Australian Wines has earned respect and recognition in almost all the international wine competitions.

How did Australian Wine Industry begin?

The first cuttings were brought from abroad through Cape of Good Hope in 1788. But the vines could not last long in high heat and humidity and got rotten.

In the early 1800s, John Macarthur planted the vines on his Camden Park Property and soon opened the doors to Australia’s first commercial vineyard and winery. Among the grapes planted were Frontignac, Pinot Gris, Gouais, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Verdelho. Soon settlers established vineyards in Tasmania, New South Wales, Western Australia, Victoria and South Australia.

A man named James Busby brought cutting from Spain and France and planted them in Australia in 1833 which was a significant event in Australian wine industry. These varietals became successful in the Australia soon enough.

Some of the Highlights of the Australian Wine Industry

Australian vines suffered a setback with Phylloxera, an insect which feeds on leaves and roots of the grapevine, entering Australia via Europe in 1875 and did widespread damage. After a massive loss, a method to counter it was developed later which involved grafting European grapevines with American plants which worked as American roots prevented the attack from the insect and produced European grapes.

Australian wine industry slowly but gradually evolved. Export of Australian Wines to England increased more than four-fold from 31,850 litres a year on an average between 1854-63 to 145,600 litres a year between 1863-85.

At 1873 Vienna Exhibition in a blind tasting event, French judges were surprised by the quality of Australian wines which were previously expected only from French wines. Australian wines also won gold at the 1882 Bordeaux International Exhibition and 1889 Paris International Exhibition.

After World War I, during 1900 – 1920s, vines were planted widely in soldier settlements and the prices dropped due to overproduction of the grapes which led to the collapse of many vineyards.

After the second World War, during the period of 1940-50s with the coming of European immigrants into Australia, wine industry matured with the development of new skills in wine production and people were introduced to the fresh style of wines and consumption also increased.

In the 1960s there was a shift from fortified wines to table wines in Australia with people started drinking more table wines, considering it to be more civilized drink. This shift resulted in an increase in production of table wines from 1 million cases to 85 million by 1999.

Australian Wine Industry as of today?

Australian wine industry suffered from the problem of overproduction in the past few years.

According to the recent figures of Australian wine Industry, domestic sales of Australian wines have shown some decline from 471.2 ML (million litres) in 2010 to 446.5 ML in 2015 which points towards decrease in wine consumption whereas imports have risen from 74.3 ML in 2011 to 89.8 ML in 2015.